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Reolink RLC-422W home security camera review: Affordable, nearly vandal-proof outdoor security

With crystal clear video, 100-feet of night vision, and customizable motion alerts, this dome-style camera delivers peace of mind at a wallet-friendly price.

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Amazon has dropped $50 off the Ring Video Doorbell Pro

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is $199 today on Amazon.

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First Look: Unboxing the Apple HomePod

We have Apple's new smart speaker. Watch the video to see us unbox it and set it up. Plus, we answer questions from the viewing audience.

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6 things to do to prepare for the Apple HomePod

If a new HomePod is on your way to your home today, here are six things you need to do before it arrives.

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Best smart speakers: Which delivers the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

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August Doorbell Cam Pro 2 review: This is a good-looking video doorbell

This doorbell camera provides a sharp, clear picture of what's happening on your doorstep.

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66 Audio Pro Voice wireless headphones review: Alexa moves out of the smart home

Wearing these on-ear cans is like strapping a pair of Echos to your head.

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Canary View review: This budget-friendly Canary companion also makes a great standalone camera

With the best features of the original Canary, the View is a solid security option with or without an All-In-One.

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Best home security camera: Keep 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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Hive View review: Attractive design, average features

This security camera's singular "grab-and-go" design stands out, but its feature set is too basic for serious DIYers.

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ConnectSense Smart Outlet review: A solid smart plug for the HomeKit set

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet for HomeKit stands out from the pack in looks and features.

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Nest Secure review: This security offering carries a premium price tag despite missing some key features

Save your pennies if you want to adopt Nest’s sleek—yet limited—security offering.

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iHome iAVS16B review: This smart bedside clock radio gets Alexa in the mix

Though it has some growing to do, iHome + Alexa make for an impressive couple.

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The Caveasy One wants to take the headache out of managing your wine collection

The Caveasy One system helps wine enthusiasts catalog and manage bottle collections from initial storage to opening at the dinner table.

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Ooma expands its DIY home security system

Ooma Home additions include a smart video camera, smoke alarm, siren, and automatic arming/disarming.

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Netgear's Arlo Baby camera is now compatible with Apple HomeKit

Now you can ask Siri to show your Netgear Arlo Baby camera's live feed thanks to Apple HomeKit compatibility.

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Netgear Armor is a $70 router update that protects your home network with Bitdefender

Armor, Netgear's new subscription-based security service for your home network, will cost $70 a year and is powered by Bitdefender.

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Hogar's Milo speaker takes on the Amazon Echo Plus by doubling as a versatile smart hub

Newcomer Hogar announced the Milo smart speaker at CES 2018 with support for ZigBee, Z-Wave Plus, Bluetooth, and Google Assistant.

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