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Ring Alarm is coming and it looks competitive

Ring's awaited DIY alarm system will go on sale on July 4 and on paper the pricing looks pretty good.

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QSAN XCube XT3002T NAS review: Classy, clean, and fast—but better suited to the enterprise

Network-attached storage has a place in the home, and this box covers all the basics in style, but it's missing a few features consumers will find essential.

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Vivint Smart Home bundles two Google Minis with its starter kits, nudging users toward voice control

Amazon’s Echo had a long head start with Vivint, but this is the first time the service provider has included smart speakers in its packages by default.

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TP-Link Deco M9 Plus review: This mesh router doubles as a smart home hub

There's dedicated wireless backhaul along with Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth radios inside, but Z-Wave gets no love.

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Best surge protector: Reviews and buying advice

Far better than ordinary power strips, these products will protect your expensive electronics from dangerous power spikes. We'll help you pick the right one for your home or small office.

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APC SurgeArrest Performance P12U2 review: Lots of outlets and great features, including USB charging ports

This model offers the best value for the most outlets, with USB charging as a bonus.

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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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Amazon has your last-minute Father's Day shopping covered with Echo, Kindle deals

Amazon is running a huge Father's Day sale with discounts on Echo, Kindle, and FireTV devices.

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Ring Alarm home security system now available for presale and will ship on July 4

The long-delayed DIY home security system costs $199, with optional professional monitoring for $10 per month.

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Libratone Track+ wireless headphone review: Automated adaptive noise cancelling done right

You choose how much of the world to let in or keep out, or have the headphones do it for you automatically based on your surroundings and motion.

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VTech VC931 HD Pan and Tilt Home Monitoring Camera review: Solid security at an affordable price

It lacks some sexier features, but it has nearly all the ones that matter most.

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How to watch the NBA Finals without cable

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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The Sonos Beam is everything the HomePod should have been

Great sound, support for multiple voice assistants, and direct TV connections? It more than justifies its price.

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Amazon's one-day TP-Link sale offers up some killer deals on plugs, switches, and routers

Get a TP-Link smart plug, Ethernet switch, router, and more on sale today at Amazon.

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Arbor Instant Video Doorbell review: There are some great features here, but it needs work

The Arbor Instant Video Doorbell is a welcome addition to the battery-powered video doorbell market, but focus on its performance and not the company's inflated claims.

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Arbor Instant Video Doorbell First Look

Arbor's upcoming video doorbell runs entirely on battery power, so it can be used in homes without doorbell wiring. But the doorbell isn't without its problems, many of which the manufacturer promises to fix by the time it ships.

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Blink XT home security camera review: An indoor/outdoor camera for basic security needs

The battery-powered Blink XT is exceedingly easy to install and use, though some will find it lacking in features and image quality.

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tvOS 12: Dolby Atmos, zero sign-in, and TV app improvements make Apple TV 4K the box to beat

tvOS may not get as many new features as iOS, but Dolby Atmos support makes it one of the best streaming boxes around.

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