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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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Brinno SHC1000 Peephole Camera review: Combat porch pirates with this concealed camera

With integrated knock and motion sensors, this upgraded peephole camera will detect wrongdoers darkening your door.

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How to make voice and video calls using Alexa and your Amazon Echo

Did you know that you can use your Echo to make voice and video calls without a mobile number or landline? Here's how to do it.

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Ecobee Switch+ review: This powerful smart light switch is an Amazon Echo in disguise

It’s not perfect, but who wants another hockey puck just to talk to Alexa?

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Best wireless routers: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price

Wyze Labs' $30 pan-and-tilt camera can hold its own with the big brands.

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Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor review: This camera system alerts you to your child's sounds and movements

This smart device lets parents check on their little ones from anywhere they have internet access.

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Ring Alarm review: A great DIY home security system with the potential to become even better

It’s strictly for home security today, but every bit of the infrastructure needed to build this into a robust smart home system is already in place.

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How a robot vacuum navigates your home

Its movements might seem random, but there's a method to how these machines get around.

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Wisenet SmartCam D1 video doorbell review: Great video quality, but its facial-recognition feature is a joke

The Wisenet Smartcam D1 video doorbell delivers one of the best pictures we've seen, but it's not without its faults.

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Vivint Smart Home bundles two Google Minis with its starter kits, nudging users toward voice control

Amazon’s Echo had a long head start with Vivint, but this is the first time the service provider has included smart speakers in its packages by default.

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Ring Alarm home security system now available for presale and will ship on July 4

The long-delayed DIY home security system costs $199, with optional professional monitoring for $10 per month.

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VTech VC931 HD Pan and Tilt Home Monitoring Camera review: Solid security at an affordable price

It lacks some sexier features, but it has nearly all the ones that matter most.

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