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Google Home Hub: Top 5 features, and how it stacks up to Echo Show

Google aims to strangle the new Echo Show in its crib, but its new smart display could also cripple hardware partners like JBL and Lenovo.

Google October 9 event: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and a last-minute surprise

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, the Google Home Hub, and maybe some surprises: Google is ramping up for its big October 9 launch

Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

PROS Big, bright display is significantly larger than 1st Gen Great audio with plenty of bass Alexa’s display-capable skills have improved considerably Smart home hub

JBL Link View review: The smart speaker for stereo fans

This is the best-sounding Google Assistant-powered smart speaker. JBL’s Link View is the best-sounding, display-equipped, Google Assistant-powered smart speaker today. But who knows how long

New Amazon Echo Plus hand-on review: New design, better speakers

The Echo Plus has been given a redesign. When it launched last year it was somewhat confusing that it used the old standard Echo design

Amazon Echo Show (2018) vs Amazon Echo Show (2017): What’s the difference?

Amazon has updated its year-old Echo Show (2017) with a gorgeous new model that has a fresh look and beefier sound. But how do these

Here are all the new Amazon devices out to buy or preorder now

Amazon revealed a flurry of new Echo, Fire TV, and and Alexa devices this week, now a bunch are up for sale. Below we’ve run

Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

Amazon took a blunderbuss approach to their device event this morning, so we’re going to attempt to nutshell the lot. Revealed today were a whole

Samsung SmartThings Wifi: 5 things you should know

Samsung wants to tame your smart home and end your WiFi deadspots, with its new SmartThings Wifi mesh router system. Promising not only smoother internet

Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you. You don’t

TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

There’s dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love. TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus delivers fast mesh networking,

Naim Audio Uniti Atom review: This is a magnificent music streamer

Exquisite design plus impeccable craftsmanship equal sonic bliss. One of the finest music streamers we’ve reviewed, Naim Audio’s Uniti Atom knocked our socks off with

nCube Home Review

Pros  Unifies control of multiple devices into one app  Smart automation via ‘Cubes’ routines Cons  Manufacturer-provided apps are generally better  Slightly buggy interface at times

Can anyone beat Amazon in the smart speaker game?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you You don’t

Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings dongle for the The Nvidia Shield TV is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but it’s capabilities aren’t quite equal. Pros

Amazon Echo Plus review

The Good: The Echo Plus keeps the original Echo’s design (and its beloved volume ring) while adding in an aux-out jack, a Zigbee radio to control

Amazon Echo Review (2017)

Amazon couldn’t have hoped for a better response when it created the smart speaker market three years ago with the original Amazon Echo. What once seemed

Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show vs Echo (2017) vs Echo Plus vs Echo Spot: What’s the difference?

Amazon’s Echo lineup is insane at this point. It wasn’t long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction,

TP-Link Deco M5 router review : This mesh network comes with a side of antivirus

TP-Link’s Deco M5 isn’t the absolute fastest whole-home Wi-Fi system on the market, but it delivers very good performance and a strong set of features.

Swann DVR8-5000 review

PROS Excellent video quality Robust hardware CONS DVR is noisy No IFTTT channel Fiddly apps No cloud storage KEY FEATURES 1080p recording 2TB DVR HDMI

Control4 EA-1 Home Automation System Review

PRICE $600 AT A GLANCE Plus 50 context-sensitive programmable buttons on remote IR, serial, and IP-based control Amazon Alexa voice-control integration Minus Controller generates a

Logitech Harmony Elite Review

THE GOOD Easy setup Intuitive interface Dedicated smart home buttons Works with huge number of devices THE BAD Heavier than previous version VERDICT If you

Nvidia Shield review

PROS Small, compact design Controller and remote included 4K and HDR support GeForce Now cloud streaming is great Best TV box for gaming CONS Smart

Samsung SmartThings review

PROS Simple-to-use app Incredibly flexible Powerful developer community CONS No easy way to disable alarm without the app or Presence Sensor Third-party integrations can be

WINK HUB 2 REVIEW

HIGHS Compatible with lots of devices Future-proofed with Thread Lots of memory Easy to set up LOWS No battery backup Pairing can be a pain

Best Wi-Fi Routers 2016

There’s a traffic jam in your home, with a wide array of connected devices — from smartphones and tablets to laptops and media streamers —

Logitech Pop Review: A smarter button for the IoT

PROS Smart convenience of a programable button Hub means smartphone only needed for setup Expansion potential with Harmony Hub CONS Expensive for a switch Setup

TiO Home Automation System Review

AT A GLANCE Plus Easy retrofit replacement of wired volume controls Dedicated router creates private TiO Wi-Fi network Exceptional level of user customization Minus Limited

Securifi Almond 3: A touchscreen-toting, voice-controlled home Wi-Fi system

The Almond 3 is Securifi’s first attempt to deliver on the promise of easily blanketing a large home with a strong Wi-Fi signal. It joins

Google OnHub teardown reveals low repairability

Google’s OnHub router has been given the teardown treatment, and the conclusion is that if you must repair something in the device, you’ll probably find