All Articles by Phil Nickinson

Sonos One review: Adding Alexa is just the start

The best way to stream music wirelessly in your home is getting smarter, but still has plenty of room to learn.

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Wireless Charging 101 with Modern Dad

Android and iPhone living together with the magical glow of wireless charging. It truly is the future, folks.

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Sonos One and Alexa (for starters) are a match made in heaven

Alexa gets the headlines when it comes to Sonos' new speaker, but it's even more assistants and services are coming — and that's what's truly exciting.

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Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, and more — everything Amazon announced today

That's a whole bunch of new hardware from Amazon — from new Echoes to a new Fire TV and some crazy little buttons.

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What we want to see from the Oct. 4 Sonos event

Sonos has an event for new hardware coming up on Oct. 4. Here's what we hope to see from the company in New York City.

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Amazon Music app adds Alexa support (but only in four countries)

Amazon has added the ability to search through the Amazon Music app using your voice with Alexa, instead of ... erm ... searching with your voice through whatever it was it was using before.

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Buy this: Elago R1 Intelli Case for Apple TV remote

The Apple TV Siri Remote clicker thing is not good. For $10, you can make it so much better.

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Looks like the new Apple TV 4K remote still sucks — use this instead

The new Apple TV 4K looks great. The same old remote? Not so great. Fortunately, you have options.

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How your iPhone can help you through hurricane season

Hurricane season is officially here and your iPhone is now one of the most important tools in your preparedness kit.

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Eufy Genie: It's like an Echo Dot, only less expensive and not as good

Find the extra $15 somewhere, because what you save on the Eufy Genie isn't worth the Echo Dot features you lose in the process.

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This $50 Amazon Echo battery base from Mission Cables lets the original Alexa go mobile

The original Amazon Echo is still a great product. By making it mobile, though, it becomes even better.

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A Wallflower smart plug and an iPhone means you'll never forget to turn off the stove

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who know they turned off the stove and everyone else. Don't be like everyone else.

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Amazon Spark: Everything you need to know

It's sort of like Instagram, only with more shilling. And without the pretense.

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Modern Dad on the Amazon Echo Show

While we await the HomePod later this year, Amazon one-ups everyone with a not-quite-baked but full-of-potential speaker/display combo

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Amazon Echo Look: Can it help the fashion hopeless?

Can this sausage-like Amazon Echo make me a better (OK — decent) dresser? It really depends on what you give it to work with.

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Modern Dad's Father's Day Favorites!

Don't think about it too hard. Any Dad (heck, any person) would love to have any of these great gift ideas.

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HDHomerun is the perfect addition for an Apple-loving cord-cutter

Sure, you can get OTA TV without it, but HDHomerun brings that free content to ALL of your devices.

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Win a Peel case for iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from Modern Dad!

There's no shortage of chunky cases out there, and that's great. But when it comes to phones like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it can be hard to find something that's truly next to naked. Peel has solved that problem, and you can win one now!

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Modern Dad does basic storm tech

High-tech gadgets can be lifesavers when severe weather hits. But don't count out some low-tech options, too.

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VPN for dummies ... Or Dads ... Or why it's time to finally take the plunge

A good VPN isn't as complicated as it used to be, but it's still a pretty big step for a "regular" user to take. It's time to get my family used to it. Their data may depend on it.

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