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    Arlo Ultra Review: Best Wireless Security Camera

    The Arlo Ultra delivers top-notch video, a great set of features and powerful but easy-to-use software. Arlo Ultra Review: Best Wireless Security Camera : Read more
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    Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off

    Our favorite budget smart lock is at its lowest price of the year. Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off : Read more
  3. M

    Ring Video Doorbell Review: The Top Video Doorbell Under $100

    If you're looking for a good video doorbell but don't want to spend more than $100, look no further. Ring Video Doorbell Review: The Top Video Doorbell Under $100 : Read more
  4. M

    How To How To Use Alexa To Guard Your Home

    Here are step-by-step instructions for setting up Amazon's new home-security feature, Alexa Guard. How To Use Alexa To Guard Your Home : Read more
  5. M

    Info Google Just Killed the Best Thing About Its Nest Products

    By ending the Works With Nest program so abruptly, Google is alienating both consumers and smart-home companies. Google Just Killed the Best Thing About Its Nest Products : Read more
  6. M

    Info How To Turn Off Google Assistant

    We get it - Google can be a pain in the neck. Here’s how to turn off Google Assistant if you’ve had enough. How To Turn Off Google Assistant : Read more
  7. M

    Info Google Ends 'Works With Nest': What It Means For You

    On August 31, Google is ending its Works with Nest program. Here are the smart home devices that will be affected, and what you can do. Google Ends 'Works With Nest': What It Means For You : Read more
  8. M

    5 Big New Features Coming to Google Home

    Five new features coming to Google Home-compatible smart home devices this year. 5 Big New Features Coming to Google Home : Read more
  9. PhilipMichaels

    Google I/O 2019 Preview: 6 Things to Watch For at Google's Big Event

    Android Q and new Pixel phones figure to dominate the Google I/O conference this year. But what else could Google announce May 7? Google I/O 2019 Preview: 6 Things to Watch For at Google's Big Event : Read more
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    Info Nest Hub Max Rumors: What We Know About Google’s New Smart Display

    Google accidentally leaked information about its new 10-inch smart display with a built-in camera. Nest Hub Max Rumors: What We Know About Google’s New Smart Display : Read more
  11. M

    Review Kwikset Obsidian Review: Minimalist Key-Free Smart Lock

    We like the looks of this minimalist smart lock, but it's light on features. Kwikset Obsidian Review: Minimalist Key-Free Smart Lock : Read more
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    News August Stops Sales of New Video Doorbell To Work Out Problems

    August is stopping sales of its new wireless doorbell camera until it can fix a number of problems with the device. August Stops Sales of New Video Doorbell To Work Out Problems : Read more
  13. M

    Info How to Get Free Amazon Music on Your Echo

    You can now use Amazon Music for free on Echo devices. Here's how to set it up. How to Get Free Amazon Music on Your Echo : Read more
  14. PhilipMichaels

    Roav Bolt Hands-on Review: A Cheap Way to Add Google Assistant to Your Car

    Back in January, Google said it would work with car accessory makers on a plug-in device that adds Google Assistant to your car. The first such device, Anker’s Roav Bolt, is now available and we take it for a test drive. Roav Bolt Hands-on Review: A Cheap Way to Add Google Assistant to Your Car...
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    Anker EufyCam Security Camera Review: Not Fully Baked

    While it offers good video quality and effective facial recognition, this crowd-funded camera is not yet ready for prime time. Anker EufyCam Security Camera Review: Not Fully Baked : Read more
  16. Paul Wagenseil

    Many Smart Home Apps Have No Security: Report

    Half of smartphone apps for smart-home devices, including those made by Belkin, LIFX and TP-Link, have terrible security, a new study finds. Many Smart Home Apps Have No Security: Report : Read more
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    Lutron Serena Smart Shades Review: Great, If You Can Afford Them

    These smart shades are very customizable and work with a lot of smart-home systems, but they're super-expensive. Lutron Serena Smart Shades Review: Great, If You Can Afford Them : Read more
  18. Graybush

    How to Tidy Up Your Tech, Marie Kondo-Style

    Marie Kondo's method can be difficult for some, but applying the process from start to finish may give you surprising results. Here's how you can tidy up your tech. How to Tidy Up Your Tech, Marie Kondo-Style : Read more
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    Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On

    Cortana is dead, but Microsoft doesn't want to admit it yet. Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On : Read more
  20. Paul Wagenseil

    LIFX Smart Bulbs May Reveal Your Wi-Fi Password

    A researcher says LIFX Mini smart light bulbs reveal home Wi-Fi passwords and have basically no security. LIFX Smart Bulbs May Reveal Your Wi-Fi Password : Read more
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    Google Home Mini Is Just $29 at Walmart

    Google's top smart home gear is on sale with prices starting at just $29. Google Home Mini Is Just $29 at Walmart : Read more
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    Google Is Making a True Rival to Apple’s Face ID

    Google's new face recognition is coming to Android Q, and will reportedly work in the Google App, too. Google Is Making a True Rival to Apple’s Face ID : Read more
  23. M

    Arlo Q vs. Arlo vs. Arlo Pro vs. Arlo Pro 2 vs. Arlo Ultra: What Should You Buy?

    Which Arlo security camera best fits your needs? Arlo Q vs. Arlo vs. Arlo Pro vs. Arlo Pro 2 vs. Arlo Ultra: What Should You Buy? : Read more
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    Cori HD Security Camera Review: Cheap But Flawed

    This very inexpensive camera has a few issues, but it may be good enough for many users. Cori HD Security Camera Review: Cheap But Flawed : Read more
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    Ring Stick Up Cam Wired Review: Social Networking Meets Security Camera

    While the Neighbors Feed on the Ring Stick Up Cam Wired can alert you about problems in your area, overall, this security camera leaves much to be desired. Ring Stick Up Cam Wired Review: Social Networking Meets Security Camera : Read more
  26. Paul Wagenseil

    Nest Cams ‘Hacked’ — How to Protect Yourself Now

    Most of these Nest camera 'hacks' you hear about are due to reused passwords -- but unfortunately, Nest's interface encourages that. Nest Cams ‘Hacked’ — How to Protect Yourself Now : Read more
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    Ring Video Doorbell vs. Ring 2 vs. Ring Pro: Which Should You Buy?

    Ring's video doorbells offer night vision, motion detection, and two-way communication. But which one is right for you? Ring Video Doorbell vs. Ring 2 vs. Ring Pro: Which Should You Buy? : Read more
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    Take $500 Off This 55-inch Samsung QLED

    Get up to a $450 gift card with select Samsung QLED purchases. Take $500 Off This 55-inch Samsung QLED : Read more
  29. M

    Amazon Halts Echo Clock Sales Over Connectivity Issues

    After a month of connectivity issues, the Echo Wall Clock is listed as unavailable. Amazon Halts Echo Clock Sales Over Connectivity Issues : Read more
  30. G

    iRobot Roomba i7+ Review: A Convenient, Costly Robot Vacuum

    The iRobot Roomba i7+ learns your home's layout and empties its own dustbin. It's super-cool, but this convenience comes at a price. iRobot Roomba i7+ Review: A Convenient, Costly Robot Vacuum : Read more
  31. M

    15 Most Exciting Alexa Devices Coming in 2019

    From headphones to toilets, here are the best Alexa products coming out in 2019. 15 Most Exciting Alexa Devices Coming in 2019 : Read more
  32. G

    Amazon Echo Now Cheaper Than It Was on Black Friday

    Get the Amazon Echo at its lowest price ever. Amazon Echo Now Cheaper Than It Was on Black Friday : Read more
  33. M

    The Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV Is $15

    Amazon's newest Alexa Voice Remote now has volume controls for your Fire TV. The Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV Is $15 : Read more
  34. G

    How do you add the Smart Home Hub using the cable remote for your TV?

    I am trying to connect a Smart Home Hub with my Samsung Smart TV so I can use Alexa to navigate the TV but instructions say to use your TV remote. The remote I am using is the cable remote from my cable TV company. How can I make it work?
  35. M

    Amazon Echo Input Sale: Alexa-fy Any Speaker for $20

    Amazon's Echo Input lets you make any speaker Alexa-ready, and now it's $15 off. Amazon Echo Input Sale: Alexa-fy Any Speaker for $20 : Read more
  36. M

    These Creepy Smart Home Sensors Are Straight Out of Black Mirror

    Upcoming tech from Panasonic controls your smart home based on your emotions. These Creepy Smart Home Sensors Are Straight Out of Black Mirror : Read more
  37. PhilipMichaels

    With Meural, Netgear Dabbles in Fine Art

    Meural is a digital art frame that beams paintings into your home. And Netgear is readying a new version for later this year. With Meural, Netgear Dabbles in Fine Art : Read more
  38. M

    9 Great Google Assistant Devices to Watch in 2019

    From mirrors to TVs, here are some of the new products coming out in 2019 with Google Assistant built in. 9 Great Google Assistant Devices to Watch in 2019 : Read more
  39. G

    iRobot Roomba 690 Review: Solid Performer

    This affordable Roomba is easy to set up and use, and it cleans well around furniture. iRobot Roomba 690 Review: Solid Performer : Read more
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    Shark Ion Robot R85 Wi-Fi Connected: The Robot Vacuum to Beat

    Though there are couple trade-offs, the Shark Ion Robot R85 is an excellent Wi-Fi-connected robot vacuum that combines good performance with an affordable price. Shark Ion Robot R85 Wi-Fi Connected: The Robot Vacuum to Beat : Read more
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    Eufy RoboVac 11S: Inexpensive Vacuum Lacks Smarts

    The affordable Eufy RoboVac 11S is a solid budget robot vacuum, but it needs supervision. Eufy RoboVac 11S: Inexpensive Vacuum Lacks Smarts : Read more
  42. M

    Google, Google on the Wall: Meet The Capstone Smart Mirror

    Here's what to expect from Capstone's upcoming Google Assistant-powered smart mirror. Google, Google on the Wall: Meet The Capstone Smart Mirror : Read more
  43. M

    CES 2019 Smart Home Preview: Google vs. Amazon, Round 2

    Amazon’s and Google’s smart assistants once again battle for supremacy in your home. CES 2019 Smart Home Preview: Google vs. Amazon, Round 2 : Read more
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    Tom’s Guide CES 2019 Awards: The Best New Tech

    From LG’s mind-blowing rollable OLED TV and Google’s Interpreter to a 5G router and an Impossible Burger, these are the most innovative things at CES 2019. Tom’s Guide CES 2019 Awards: The Best New Tech : Read more
  45. Mark Spoonauer

    LG’s InstaView ThinQ Alexa Fridge Is the Smart Home Gadget I Want

    The LG Instaview ThinQ Fridge has Alexa built-in, a transparent OLED screen and works seamlessly with other LG appliances. LG’s InstaView ThinQ Alexa Fridge Is the Smart Home Gadget I Want : Read more
  46. M

    There Are Not One, But Three Companies That Will Paint Your Cat on Your Fingernail

    Three digital printers can take photos from your smartphone and print the images on your fingernail. I tried them all. There Are Not One, But Three Companies That Will Paint Your Cat on Your Fingernail : Read more
  47. M

    Bosch’s Projector Turns Your Countertop into a Touchscreen

    This smart projector beams an interactive display onto your kitchen counter. Bosch’s Projector Turns Your Countertop into a Touchscreen : Read more
  48. M

    Royal Flush: Hands-On with Kohler’s $8,000 Alexa Toilet

    When the one percent have to go number two. Royal Flush: Hands-On with Kohler’s $8,000 Alexa Toilet : Read more
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    Whirlpool's New Oven Is Smart Enough to Be Your Sous Chef

    Whirlpool's smart-oven prototype knows what you're cooking and even helps guide you through the prep process. Whirlpool's New Oven Is Smart Enough to Be Your Sous Chef : Read more
  50. M

    These Smart Home Devices Keep Tabs on the Elderly

    Smart home AI for the elderly can track a person's movement throughout the home, and to send out an alert if anything is amiss. These Smart Home Devices Keep Tabs on the Elderly : Read more
  51. M

    Ring's New Smart Lights Brighten the Dark Corners of Your Home

    Ring's motion-activated outdoor lights will help brighten darker areas, and work with its security cameras Ring's New Smart Lights Brighten the Dark Corners of Your Home : Read more
  52. M

    Okay, Bixby? Hands-On With Samsung's New Smart Appliances

    Samsung's Bixby is taking on Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa with new skills for the kitchen. Okay, Bixby? Hands-On With Samsung's New Smart Appliances : Read more
  53. M

    Google Now Translates Voice In Real Time, and It’s Bene

    Google Assistant can now translate up to 27 languages and respond in real time. Google Now Translates Voice In Real Time, and It’s Bene : Read more
  54. Mark Spoonauer

    Lenovo Smart Clock Reinvents the Alarm Clock with Google Assistant

    The Lenovo Smart Clock helps you fall asleep and wake up better than a smartphone while allowing you to control other smart home gadgets with routines. Lenovo Smart Clock Reinvents the Alarm Clock with Google Assistant : Read more
  55. M

    10 New Things Google Assistant Can Do for You

    From real-time translation to auto-punctuation, here are the biggest features you'll see from Google Assistant in 2019. 10 New Things Google Assistant Can Do for You : Read more
  56. O

    Check device status Smart Life

    Hi. I am using some smart plugs and other smart devices with google home, smart life, IFTTT and the other usual stuff. I would like to be able to check if a device is on or off. What i am after is. If the door sensor is activated and smartplugX is on then do this. Anyone knows how to check the...
  57. M

    Meet Wagz, the First Smart Home System For Dogs

    Wagz has a suite of smart home products for your furry friend. Meet Wagz, the First Smart Home System For Dogs : Read more
  58. M

    Bixby, Do My Laundry! Samsung Launches New Smart Washer and Dryer

    Samsung has announced new devices centered around its Bixby voice assistant. Bixby, Do My Laundry! Samsung Launches New Smart Washer and Dryer : Read more
  59. M

    Alexa Or Google Assistant? These Headphones Have Both

    Harman's JBL Live puts two voice assistants in one headset, but that may not be enough. Alexa Or Google Assistant? These Headphones Have Both : Read more
  60. M

    With New Security System, Arlo Tries To Do It All

    Arlo is not about just security cameras anymore. The company announced that it was expanding its portfolio to include a DIY security system, as well as a program which would let it integrate other smart home devices into its platform. With New Security System, Arlo Tries To Do It All : Read more