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Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

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Eufy RoboVac 11 review: A budget-friendly dust buster

This robot vacuum will clean your floors as well as some remium models, at a fraction of the price.

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iRobot Roomba 960 review: This robot vacuum leaves all others in its dust

It's worth pinching your pennies for the Roomba 960's premium features and superb performance.

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VTech VM3251 Expandable Digital Video Baby Monitor review: providing parents peace of mind

With built-in lullabies, room temperature monitoring, and a multi-camera "patrol" mode, this easy-to-use baby monitor is the next best thing to a night nurse.

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Nightingale Premium Edition review: This sleep system blankets you in soothing sound

White noise and nature sounds are specifically tuned to the acoustics of your bedroom to mask disruptive noises.

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AirTV’s new tuner carries broadcast TV on—and beyond—your home network

Dual tuners let you distribute two channels within your home, and you can stream one channel outside it.

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Canary is putting security cameras in the hands of those who help keep us secure

The company will donate its All-In-One home monitoring camera to first responders and emergency services departments you nominate.

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Eve Button review: This programmable button puts you in touch with your HomeKit tech

This smart button brings tactile control to HomeKit-enabled devices.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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Halo Home Anyplace Bluetooth Dimmer Switch review: It's not as good as the lights it's designed to control

Eaton’s slim smart dimmer switch only works with its own lights, but it’s not as good as they are.

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illy Y5 Espresso & Coffee Machine review: Knockout looks, poor performance

This beautiful machine will look great on any countertop; unfortunately, but the coffee and espresso it brews fails to impress.

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Monoprice is getting into the smart home market

Monoprice, known for its no-nonsense, low-cost tech products, is expanding into the smart home with a range of new devices.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

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

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Nest Temperature Sensor review: An easy recommendation for Nest thermostat owners

Monitoring the temperature in more than one location makes the Nest smart thermostat even smarter.

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Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks

The new certification program will ensure that wireless mesh network routers, gateways, and access points from different manufacturers will all work together.

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15 Apple TV games worth buying a gamepad for

Skip the Siri Remote—you'll want a real controller for these gems.

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Netgear is expanding Arlo with security lights

The Arlo home security system is getting an upgrade with new LED lights.

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Swann Smart Home Alarm System (model SSH-KIT01) review: This budget security system is short on capabilities.

This budget-priced kit has a long way to go to compete in an increasingly crowded market.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart lock.

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Schlage Sense review: The heaviest-duty of heavy-duty smart locks

Built for industry, but perfect for home.

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