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C by GE C-Start Smart Switch Motion Sensing+Dimmer review: GE stuffs this smart switch full of features

But do motion sensing, light sensing, and dimmer features justify the hefty price tag?

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Laser Egg 2+ review: This all-in-one air quality monitor tracks a pair of indoor pollutants

With PM2.5 and TVOC monitoring plus weather readings, this device could help you breathe easier.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

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How to enable HDR in your Ring security camera

Ring is adding an HDR (high dynamic range) feature to its cameras, but it doesn't come switched on by default.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

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

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Ring is adding color night vision to its security cameras

Ring says its adding a color nighttime video option to its smart home security cameras.

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LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.

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LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.

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Keep watch over your home with the superb Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $50 off

Costco is selling the Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $50 off, and tossing in a bunch of enticing extras.

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iClever Smart Plug Wi-Fi Mini Outlet review: Smart plug pricing nears rock bottom

With a price tag of just $14, the road to commodity status for this product category is nearly complete.

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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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Flo by Moen smart water valve review: The high price of prevention

The Flo Water Damage Prevention System monitors and reports on your home’s water usage. It can also shut off the water supply to prevent catastrophic damage in the event of a leak.

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Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

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Philips Hue Lily outdoor spotlight review: The perfect highlight for your outdoor landscaping

This addition to the outdoor Hue line will really draw attention to your garden (so make sure your plants look their best).

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