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Pronto Peel universal remote control review: Cheap and relatively powerful, but you get what you pay for

As long as your hardware has an IR receiver, and doesn’t rely on Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or some other technology, the Pronto can probably control it.

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Sugr Cube wireless speaker review: Innovative features, beautiful design, great sound

Sugr puts a unique spin on the wireless speaker.

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TV Maps review: Use the Apple TV to surf the world from your couch

A simple app lets you see Apple Maps street and satellite views, view directions, and has a nifty screensaver-like flyover.

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Krups EA815050 Essential Espresso Machine review: It makes great coffee with very little effort on your part

For those who’d rather spend their time drinking great coffee than learning how to be a barista.

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Libratone Zipp wireless speakers review: Great looks, good sound, lots of features

The Zipp and Zipp Mini sound good, but they illustrate the distinction between a multi-room audio system and a whole-home audio system.

Kasita is a tiny home that goes big on technology

With smart appliances and windows that go from clear to opaque, this modular, stackable home is already a reality in Austin, where we toured one at SXSW.

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Riva S Bluetooth speaker review: A portable, wireless speaker for music lovers

The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true

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Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast sound bar review: Much better with soundtracks than music

This will be a big step up from just about any TV’s speakers, but it can be too bright for music.

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Yamaha WX-030 MusicCast wireless speaker review: Sonos draws its strongest challenger

This excellent speaker is part of a strong multi-room audio system.

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Elgato Eve connected-home system review: Elegant design and operation with HomeKit compatibility

Elgato's HomeKit devices couldn't be designed more elegantly; and except for the Eve Energy, they're reasonably priced.

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Puro Labs Bluetooth headphones review: These cans promise protection from noise-induced hearing loss

We audition the kids' and adult models and dig both of them.

Appliances get Skynet-level smart at CES 2016

Fridges with touchscreens! Smartphone-controlled robotic vacuums! Take a peek at the wildest high-tech home appliances at CES 2016.

Whirlpool's new smart appliances at CES 2016

Whirlpool's latest appliances are all about integrating with the other services you use.

The Push by Naran is a connected home...finger

Want to push a button or flip a switch that isn't connected to your network? This robotic finger solves your problem.

Hands on with Samsung's Family Hub fridge

Samsung's Family Hub refrigerator is a connected appliance like no other, with built-in cameras, a door display, and other nifty features.

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BeOn Home Protection System review: A security system made up of smart LED bulbs

These intriguingly different bulbs deliver on their manufacturer's promises, but their design also limits their capabilities.

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Lola headphones review: Futuristic design, custom fit, and great sound

The Lola’s cool design and bass-rich sound will appeal to millennials, but its audio performance falls just short of knocking more expensive headphones off their perch.

Bluetooth trackers: TrackR Bravo vs. Tile

Two different Bluetooth trackers can help you find lost keys, wallet, even your smartphone. Both do a good job -- but they have a significant limitation that can prevent you from finding missing items away from home.

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SnapPower Charger review: Quickly add one USB charging port to almost any outlet

It's much less expensive and a whole lot easier to install than other solutions we've tried.

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High-tech gifts for your home bar

Wine gadgets. Beer gadgets. Cocktail gadgets. Drink up!

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Myfox Home Security review: Reality fails to live up to the promise of the demo

One great component does not a great system make.

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Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Bridge Pro review: More than just lighting control

It’s far from perfect, but it’s a more complete solution than what the competition offers for now.