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65% off AcuRite Refrigerator/Freezer Wireless Digital Thermometer - Deal Alert

Be sure that your food is being stored at safe temperatures. This wireless monitor is perfect for a fridge, freezer or cooler and features temp presets with an audible indicator when temps fall outside safe ranges.

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Google Home hands-free calling is here, but doesn't yet have caller ID

Starting Wednesday, you'll be able to make calls to anyone in your contacts through your Google Home speaker, but caller ID is coming later this year.

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Emerson Sensi Touch review: A big step up from the first-generation, but it’s not as deluxe as the competition

This is a smart and stylish thermostat, but it’s not in the same league as Nest or Ecobee.

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Despite new silicon, 802.11ax isn't coming to the enterprise for a while

The release of 802.11ax chipsets by Broadcom, Qualcomm and others doesn't mean that standardized gear will be ready for everyday use soon, experts say.

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Is the $35 Chromecast a viable Apple TV alternative for iPhone users?

It streams media on the cheap, but Google's dongle lacks advanced functionality.

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BloomSky weather station/webcam review: Your eye on the sky

More webcam than weather station (unless you purchase an add-on kit), BloomSky still holds some appeal as an adjunct tool for weather enthusiasts.

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Best smart thermostat

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

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Best Bluetooth speakers

We'll help you find the best wireless speakers for pairing with your smartphone or tablet—whatever your budget, and whatever music floats your boat.

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Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?

Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.

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Elgato Eve Degree review: This pricey sensor’s limited appeal is further narrowed by its HomeKit exclusivity

If you need to know the exact temperature and humidity inside your home, this stylish comfort gauge can work in concert with your HomeKit-based smart home.

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JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker review: Better-than-expected sound in a compact, waterproof enclosure

$100 isn’t chickenfeed, but this small speaker sounds like it should cost a lot more.

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Amazon has a 50-foot ethernet cable for less than $7

CableMonsta's 50-foot flat Ethernet cable is just $6.90 today if you redeem the applicable promotion.

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Davis Vantage Vue wireless weather station review: The Cadillac of home weather stations is showing its age

Most any weather enthusiast will recommend Davis, but is the name alone still enough to justify the price tag?

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How Wi-Fi could get a boost from Li-Fi

Li-Fi could turn LED light bulbs into network access points

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How to stop Google Home or Amazon Echo from making unwanted online purchases

Did you hear about the kindergartner who “accidentally” ordered an expensive dollhouse with a voice command? We’ll show you how to lock down your smart speaker so that never happens to you.

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Anker's ludicrously popular Soundcore bluetooth speaker is just $27 right now

Amazon is currently selling Anker's portable bluetooth speaker at one of its lowest prices ever.

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Apple TV and tvOS: Everything you need to know about Apple's digital media streamer

Have a question about Apple TV or tvOS? We've got answers! Here's everything you need to know about Apple's digital media receiver.

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Best home security camera: Our favorite tools for keeping an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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