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TP-Link HS110 smart plug

TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring review: The oversized HS110 is no bargain

This smart plug works best within a TP-Link-only home.

PureGear PureSwitch

PureGear PureSwitch review: A HomeKit-only smart plug with a high-speed USB port

It’s a little more expensive than its features warrant, but it’s well designed for what it does.

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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.

Sensi smart thermostat

Emerson Sensi thermostat review: A traditional thermostat with some smart features

The Sensi is like your old thermostat with the addition of some excellent Wi-Fi features.

LUX/GEO

LUX/GEO smart thermostat review: Not technically smart, but still high-tech

Perfect for control freaks, the LUX/GEO mixes old and new technology.

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Nest Cam IQ review: Lots of exciting features, but the price tag triggers less-desirable emotions

The latest security camera from Nest Labs is super powerful (and super expensive).

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Get 72% off NordVPN Virtual Private Network Service For a Limited Time - Deal Alert

Safeguard yourself against snoops, and access blocked content with this no-log VPN service. NordVPN has discounted their popular VPN software 72%. Use our link and see the discount applied when you click "buy now".

Does MU-MIMO really expand Wi-Fi system capacity?

Farpoint Group tests whether multi-user, multiple input, multiple output (MU-MIMO) wireless technology delivers on its promise to boost Wi-Fi system capacity and how much gain can be expected.

Geeni Energi smart plug

Geeni Energi energy-tracking Wi-Fi smart plug review: An affordable smart plug with a bonus feature

This smart plug will track and report on your energy consumption, and it’s compatible with the Amazon Echo and Google Home, too.

Geeni Lux and Geeni Prisma

Geeni Smart Bulb reviews: We put the budget-priced Lux 800 and Prisma 450 to the test

Can $25 Wi-Fi light bulbs compete with better-known but more-expensive offerings?

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Google wants to kill your phone

Google is laying out a path to make phones obsolete and replace them with something much better.

Wink Relay primary

Wink Relay review: This smart switch is an oversized upgrade

Pair these switches with the Wink Hub, and you'll gain a touchscreen, an intercom, and… Uber?

Belkin Wemo Mini

Wemo Mini Smart Plug review: Compact, smart, and inexpensive

This smart plug works over Wi-Fi and with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and—come this fall, Belkin says—Apple’s HomeKit ecosystem.

Wemo Wi-Fi Dimmer

Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer review: Smart lighting, plus a snazzy dimmer

This in-wall dimmer switch gives your room an instant upgrade.

iDevices Socket

iDevices Socket review: Retrofits nearly any lamp, but not cheaply

An effective light bulb on, off, and dimmer control, with a neat variable-hue nightlight.

Smart Home

Wi-Fi Alliance introduces a certification program for new smart home construction

Wi-Fi Certified homes will feature integrated wireless networks designed with the same level of detail as the home’s electrical and plumbing systems.

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Eero is taking pre-orders on its second-generation Eero Home WiFi System

Touting onboard Thread radios, Eero’s CEO says this is the beginning of a new smart home platform.

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Samsung's Connect Home smart hub/mesh router mash-up is finally going on sale

Samsung has announced that preorders for its $170 Connect Home smart hub/Wi-Fi mesh router combo will start June 4 for release on July 2.

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