Jason D'AprileFreelance contributor, TechHive

Jason D'Aprile has been writing about technology and entertainment since the early 90s from his secluded home in West Virginia.

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Remo+ RemoBell W video doorbell review: High-end features, but not best in class

A passive infrared motion sensor and a remote wireless chime are attractive features, but the Remo+ app continues to be an issue.

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August wants a do-over for its brand-new August View Doorbell Camera

After just a few weeks on the market, August has temporarily stopped shipping its video doorbell and is issuing refunds to customers who bought them.

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Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat review: Remote sensors are the star attraction here

The graybeard of home HVAC control has learned a thing or two from smart thermostat competitors Nest Labs and Ecobee.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

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Mysa Smart Thermostat review: Rendering electric heat stylish and smart

A beautifull smart thermostat for baseboard, radiant, and fan-forced convector heaters.

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Sinopé Sedna water-leak protection kit review: This electronic valve is less expensive, but only semi smart

This electric valve can’t analyze your water system the way some of its competitors will, but it might react to a leak more quickly than those smarter devices.

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Remo+ RemoBell S video doorbell review: This one’s priced to sell, but the app needs a lot of work

You can buy this modern doorbell cam for the same price as the comparatively ancient original Ring, but should you?

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Sinopé TH1120RF programmable line-voltage thermostat review: A smarter way to control baseboard heaters

It doesn’t offer the panache of a Nest or the sensor-savvy of an Ecobee, but those smart thermostats don’t work with high-voltage heaters anyway.

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The new August View video doorbell doesn’t require existing doorbell wiring

August is also ditching the square form factor used in its earlier offerings.

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iDevices Thermostat review: This inexpensive smart thermostat works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, too

Whether your smart home uses an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod, this budget-priced thermostat will fit right in.

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Johnson Controls GLAS smart thermostat review: Hey Cortana, I’m cold!

No smart thermostat is more beautiful, but is that enough to justify a sky-high price tag?

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Nest Temperature Sensor review: An easy recommendation for Nest thermostat owners

Monitoring the temperature in more than one location makes the Nest smart thermostat even smarter.

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Ambi Climate 2 review: An intelligent alternative for controlling a room air conditioner

Nest-like features enable the second-generation Ambi Climate to learn just how cool you like to be.

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Lux Kono smart thermostat review: Low-priced and well-connected, but light on advanced features

This is essentially a reboot of the Lux Geo in a smaller package with a swappable faceplate.

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Bosch BCC100

Bosch Connected Control BCC100 Wi-Fi thermostat review: Pretty to look at, easy to program

It’s not as slick as some of its competitors, but it can control the humidifiers and dehumidifiers others don’t.

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