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Iris Smart Hub

Iris Smart Hub (2017) review: Lowe’s offers an affordable smart-home system for the hacker mindset

A new professional monitoring option puts the focus squarely on security.

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iDevices Socket review: Retrofits nearly any lamp, but not cheaply

An effective light bulb on, off, and dimmer control, with a neat variable-hue nightlight.

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Wi-Fi Alliance introduces a certification program for new smart home construction

Wi-Fi Certified homes will feature integrated wireless networks designed with the same level of detail as the home’s electrical and plumbing systems.

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Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Touting onboard Thread radios, Eero’s CEO says this is the beginning of a new smart home platform.

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Logitech’s new Circle 2 home security cameras can be used indoors or out

Buyers will need to choose between wired and wire-free models, along with a host of accessories.

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Color LED smart bulbs

Best color LED smart bulbs

Today’s color-tunable bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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The Week in Apple News and Rumors: iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, iMac Pro, HomePod, and more

Apple headlines for the week ending June 9, 2017.

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HomePod first impressions: Lots of unknowns, but its sound is impressive

With six months to go before its release, Apple's HomePod is a bit of a mystery. Jason Snell breaks down the cold, hard facts—and all the questions we'll be asking until it ships.

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Podcast 562: Hi, Sierra!

We unpack the message behind Apple's WWDC keynote and discuss the HomePod’s potential, and touch on everything else in this jam-packed event.

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WWDC 2017 keynote: Taking it all in

Apple kicked off its annual developers conference with a software and hardware showcase that we’ll be thinking about for a long time to come.

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HomePod first look: Apple's at-home digital assistant was made with music in mind

Apple's HomePod is far from being ready for prime time, but its specs are promising and its design sets it apart.

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Report: Apple's screen-less Siri Speaker is now in production and could debut at WWDC

New report claims Apple has started manufacturing its Amazon Echo/Google Home rival to include virtual surround sound but no screen.

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Nest Cam IQ marks a clean break from the Dropcam platform Nest acquired in 2014

The new indoor security camera boasts a 4K image sensor, HDR imaging, and the ability to recognize and remember faces.

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Reolink Keen review: Battery-powered camera offers wireless security for cheap

Reolink Keen is a battery-powered, 100 percent wireless Wi-Fi security camera with 1080p HD image quality, two-way audio, pan-tilt control, night vision mode, and included PIR motion sensor.

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Home is where the HomeKit wants to be

HomeKit has improved since its introduction three years ago, but it's struggling to find a place in most homes. What can Apple do to make HomeKit a part of your home?