All Articles by Phil Nickinson

Amazon Echo vs. Dot vs. Tap vs. Show: Which should you buy?

Amazon's new Echo and Echo Plus (now available north of the Wall!) are strong offerings for anyone looking to get some Alexa — and the Echo Show is losing its charm.

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Ring Doorbell: Which should you buy?

What's the difference between the four options of Ring Video Doorbell? I've used three and can help you pick the right one for your home.

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Amazon Echo and Echo Plus review (2017)

Amazon now has a full family of Echo speakers — the only hard part is choosing which one to get.

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What's new on Amazon Prime Video for November 2017

Amazon Prime Video has quickly become one of the go-to destinations for on-demand content. Here's what's new in November 2017.

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Modern Dad's ode to the iPhone 8

It's been real, Apple. But the iPhone 8 is a nod to the past, and the future beckons.

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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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