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Are Alexa and Google Assistant spying on us?

At least one in five homes in the UK now contains a smart speaker, according to a government report. But do they have a dark side? We dug deeper to find out.

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Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant: which voice assistant should you get?

There’s no shortage of smart speaker deals this Black Friday, but if you’re trying to pick between a Google Assistant speaker and an Alexa-powered rival, which team should you join?...

Hands on with Google Nest WiFi Router and Point

The Nest WiFi Router and Point is the first home wi-fi launch from Google since Nest was reabsorbed in 2018, and it’s a big step up from the previous Google...

Is voice control a must-have TV feature?

Voice assistants, whether integrated or via a Google Home or Amazon Echo, are common on 4K TVs, but are they truly useful or a simple gimmick, and is there a big difference between how they work from brand to brand?

Chatterbox: five things you didn’t know you could ask your smart speaker

Whether you’re buying a brand-new smart speaker or looking to get more from your existing home setup, we’ve rounded up some handy voice commands for you to try at home....

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Amazon Echo Show 5 vs Lenovo Smart Clock: which smart display should you buy?

The compact Amazon Echo Show 5 and Lenovo Smart Clock aim to be the perfect bedside alarm clocks, with clear screens and great sound quality for music and radio listening. But do they rise to the occasion? Our expert lab tests reveal which one comes out on top.

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Surprising speaker brands topping our tests: are you paying too much for big brands?

Surprise successes and disappointing flops have been revealed in our recent months of audio testing. Plus some remarkable trends have developed, with some lesser-known and unheard-of brands excelling in our...

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The smart home tech to look out for in 2019

Smart doorbells, alarm clocks, fridges and more at the Consumer Electronics Show – but is any of this tech worth taking home?

Chromecast vs Now TV vs Amazon Fire TV reviewed: what’s the difference?

The Google Chromecast (3rd Gen), Now TV Smart Box and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K have landed, but what's the best option?

Google Home Max test results revealed: is it a Best Buy speaker?

We've reviewed the Google Home Max smart speaker with Google Assistant, which aims to rival the Amazon Echo and Apple Homepod. Find out whether it has the best sound quality of all along with everything else you need to know.

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