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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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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 smart thermostats

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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Traeger Timberline 850 Wi-Fi grill review: The ideal smoker/barbecue for the smart home

High-end materials, smart design, and quality construction combine with Wi-Fi connectivity and a strong app to make a first-class grill/smoker combo.

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Black & Decker Pria

Black & Decker is moving into the smart home with a mesh Wi-Fi router and an innovative home healthcare assistant

Pria is designed to help the elderly age in place, while the Omni mesh Wi-Fi router could be useful for everyone.

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Smart Alert for Mail (SAM) review: How to check your mailbox without leaving the house

Tired of trudging out to your mailbox only to find that your mail hasn't arrived yet? SAM will notify you the moment it arrives—as long as your box isn't too far from your house.

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Why you should use a VPN on a public Wi-Fi network

A VPN effectively prevents even a network operator from peeping your activities.

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Currant WiFi Smart Outlet review: This is a nearly perfect smart plug

The smart plug market is getting crowded, but the innovative Currant Smart Outlet stands out.

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The Array by Hampton Connected Door Lock operates on Wi-Fi and is powered by the sun

A solar panel in this premium-priced, Wi-Fi-connected deadbolt continuously charges its battery.

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iDevices Dimmer Switch and Wall Outlet review: Smart home control—no hub required

These platform-agnostic in-wall devices look good and work with a wide range of voice assistants.

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Netgear Orbi Voice is a hybrid mesh Wi-Fi access point and Alexa-powered smart speaker

Harman Kardon collarborated with Netgear to design the speaker portion of the new Orbi satellite, which was announced today at IFA in Berlin.

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Gate Smart Lock

Gate Smart Lock review: When smart lock meets camera, homeowners win

While the design feels like a beta, this ingenious product raises the bar of what smart locks can do.

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Home security systems vs. smart home systems: How to choose the right DIY platform

What’s more important to you, security or convenience? Maybe you can have both.

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