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6 Best Car Vacuums For Cleaning Inside Your Vehicle

Do you know what to look for in a car vacuum cleaner? Here's our shortlist of the best car vacuum cleaners — including what makes each a standout.

Ventilated Shop Vacuum Attachment

Get better suction with your shop vac—here's how:


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Best Smart Home Thermostats for 2019

Control, adjust, and monitor your home's temperature and comfort level with our picks for the best smart home thermostats.


Compare: Google Home vs Echo Show

Here we'll compare the two most popular touchscreen models, the Google Nest Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 5 and Google...


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Best Temperature To Set A Thermostat in Summer

Too hot? Too cold? Stay comfortable and save on energy bills by figuring out what temperature to set your thermostat...

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9 Best Vacuums for Every Home

Whether you're buying a vacuum for the first time or upgrading to a new model, we'll help you find the...


10 Best Reviewed Internet Routers on Amazon

Improve your streaming, gaming and more with the top-rated internet routers available for sale today on Amazon.

How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


Repair a Doorbell: Fix a Dead or Broken Doorbell

Finding the culprit takes some detective work.


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How to Re-key a Door Lock

Change your locks yourself by removing the lock cylinder and changing the pins.


Setting Up a DIY Home Security System

Install a reliable security system in just one day. DIY home security systems will help to protect your home and...

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How to Upgrade and Replace Lightbulbs

Replacing outdated lightbulbs in your new home can create the atmosphere you want and lower your electric bill. Here are...


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Do Amazon Echo’s Security Features Really Work?

Amazon Echo has security features, like detecting broken glass. But do they really work? We tested them here in our...


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Your Cheat Sheet to Google Home Commands

Google has done an incredible job of expanding its Google Home commands, so if you have the device, or are...


Google Home Mini vs Echo Dot: A Side-by-Side Comparison

Although relatively similar, there are some key differences between the Google Home Mini vs Echo Dot that might influence your...


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LED Lightbulb Test: Do All Bulbs Shine the Same?

It turns out not all LED lightbulbs are created equal. Check out which brand shines the brightest.

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Is Renting a Router and Modem From Your Internet Company a Bad Idea?

Renting equipment from your internet company is easy and convenient, but buying your own could save you money over time.


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11 Things You Should Never Do to Your Flat Screen TV

When the big game and awards season come around every year, it's easy to forget just how different those events...


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What To Know About Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are more popular than ever, but what are they and are they really worth it? Here's what you...


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Smart Bulbs: What’s the Smart Buy?

Smart lightbulbs with the same lumens have drastically different price points. I set out to find out why in the...


Kitchen Countertop Outlets 

How many outlets do you need for your countertop workspaces? This electrical inspector has the answer.


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10 Handy Uses for a Smart Plug

Stop worrying, make mornings better, find out if you need a new appliance and more, thanks to help from smart...


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7 Best DIY Self-Monitored Home Security Systems

Always be in control of your security system, no matter where you are, with these smart options.


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This Is How Often You Should Be Rebooting Your Router

Giving your router a break can do more than just speed up your Internet connection.

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Best Smart Locks for 2021

Smart locks let you automatically lock your door, give guests temporary access and check your lock from miles away. Here...


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7 Best Wireless Security Systems for 2021

From solar powered devices to AI learning, these systems have it all.


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What to Know About Wireless Home Security Systems

These easy-to-install security systems can protect your home and save you money.


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Which is the Correct (and Incorrect) Way to Install an Electrical Outlet?

One of the first things people get confused about when trying to install an electrical outlet is which way is...


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Things You Should Not Ask Alexa

Unless you want creepy laughter, an answer that lasts for eternity or some serious sass, you should steer clear of...


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What Temperature to Set The Thermostat in Winter

Stop the thermostat wars in your home with this definitive look at the optimal temperature to set your thermostat in...