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Sense energy monitor review: Your patience will be rewarded with great insight into your home's electricity use

Sense is a bright-orange box that sits in your electrical breaker box and gives keen insight into your home's entire power usage.

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Ecovacs Deebot 711 robot vacuum review: Housekeeping help you can trust

The latest robot vacuum from Ecovacs is a set-it-and-forget-it super cleaner.

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Electrolux Pure i9 review: This robot vac is a few features short of justifying its price tag

The storied brand has produce a robot vac that boasts excellent suction and superb navigation skills, but the Electrolux Pure i9 lacks the extra features of comparably priced robot vacuums.

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Best of CES: The coolest smart home and home entertainment gear we saw

From a smart wall outlet to a new range of smart lights to an amazing roll-up TV—and more!—we name the most impressive connected home and home entertainment gear of CES 2019.

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Arlo is planning a smart-home security system

Add Arlo to the list of companies selling a DIY-install smart-home security system. The company, best known for its security cameras, will launch its system in the second half of 2019 and it's centered around a clever all-in-one...

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Ring Alarm expands with new sensors, smart-lock support

The top-rated smart home alarm system is becoming more useful.

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Ring finally has a doorbell cam for renters and apartment dwellers

Ring's latest video doorbell attaches to the peephole on a front door, making it suitable for renters or apartment residents who often cannot drill into the wall next to the door.

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Ecovacs' new robot vacuum uses AI to recognize the stuff on your floor

Ecovacs debuts two new home robots: the Deebot Ozmo 960 vacuum and the Atmobot air purifier at CES in Las Vegas.

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Eufy RoboVac 30C review: A reliable cleaner gets app control and smart-home integration

This budget-priced robot vacuum from Eufy gets new features while remaining affordably priced.

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Ecovacs Deebot 601 review: Mapping features are missed in this otherwise capable cleaner

This budget robot vacuum has some good features, but navigation skills aren't among them.

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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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SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro review

SimpliSafe's Video Doorbell Pro offers a great picture and motion sensing but it won't play well with Amazon or Google smart homes.

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iRobot Roomba i7+ review: This robot vacuum empties its own dustbin

Robot vacuums are great timesavers—at least until their small dustbins fill up. The Roomba i7+ is smart enough to empty its own.

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Get two Google Home Mini speakers and two WeMo smart plugs for $58—a $100 discount

Target's offering an incredible smart home bundle that can save you $100 on a pair of Google Home Minis and two WeMo smart plugs.

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Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini

Amazon and Google are both trying to get a foot in your door with their smart speakers. Here's what you need to consider before buying one.

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The awesome iRobot Roomba 690 is down to its lowest price ever today

Amazon is selling the iRobot Roomba 690 for just $250 today, the lowest price we're ever seen.

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Coral One review: This 2-in-1 robot vacuum promises more complete cleaning

Combining a self-propelled vacuum with a handheld unit yields a tool that can clean more than your floors.

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Google Home Hub: The least-expensive smart display is one of the best

Google definitely got the price right, even if the Google Home Hub can't make video calls.

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