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Best Smart Light Bulbs for 2021

Here are eight of the best smart light bulb options for creative home lighting, featuring color-changing, dimming, automation and voice...


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How to Wire a 3-Way Light Switch

3-way switch diagrams and instructions to change a single-pole switch to a 3-way switch.


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Troubleshooting Dead Outlets and What to Do When GFCI Won’t Reset

Try these electrical tests before calling an electrician.


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What to Know About Smart Plugs

Smart plugs can take an ordinary (dumb!) appliance or device and make it smart in minutes, no tech knowledge needed.


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The Best Smart Plugs for 2021

Smart plugs can turn just about anything into a smart device. Here are the best picks.


34 Things You Should Always Buy on Amazon

Amazon's really been upping its competitive pricing game recently, so we spoke with a personal finance expert to find out...


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Best Smart Displays for 2020

Smart displays are undeniably handy, but which one is best for your home? Here's how to find the best smart...


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Best Smart Light Switches and Dimmers

Smart light switches can bring functionality and convenience to your home with customized lighting configurations, timers, scheduling and automation.

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What Is a Smart Doorbell and How Does It Work?

Smart doorbells go beyond basic visitor notification, bringing convenience and safety features like answer-from-anywhere and a live video feed.


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What to Know About Smart Light Bulbs

Smart light bulbs enable you to easily set the lighting mood in your home with dimming, color changes and automation...


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New Dusk-to-Dawn Light Bulbs for Your Outdoor Fixtures

GE's Dusk-to-Dawn light bulb is part of the new wave of LED lights bringing added functionality to our homes and...


The Best Stick Vacuums for Your Home

Get on the stick with your cleaning routine using one of these vacuums.

 


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5 Best Vacuums for Laminate Floors

Cleaning a hard surface like laminate is far different than extracting dirt from carpet fibers. These five vacuum cleaners can...


6 Ways to Protect Your Smart Home Devices

The devices in your smart home may be vulnerable, but they don't have to be. We talked to cyber security...


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What You Need to Know About the Nest Hello Doorbell

The Google Nest doorbell, called Hello, allows you to monitor your home's door and talk to visitors no matter where...


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Best Devices to Connect to Your Samsung SmartThings

The SmartThings hub can be used with hundreds of smart devices. Here's some of the best devices you can pair...

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Best Devices to Connect To Your Apple HomeKit

Apple HomeKit is a network of smart devices to automate your home. Here are the smart devices you should consider...


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What Are Smart Displays and Why Do They Matter?

Whether you want to keep an eye on your baby monitor or hear the daily news, smart displays can help...


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Understanding the Apple HomeKit App

The Apple HomeKit brings everything you need to control your smart home to one convenient place.


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What You Need to Know About Apple HomeKit

Homekit is a Siri-powered network of smart devices to automate your home. It is controlled through Apple's Home app. Here's...


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Canary: Why It’s One of the Most Popular Smart Home Security Systems Available

If you're looking for a self-sufficient home security system and don't need every available bell and whistle, Canary may be...

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Best Smart Scales for 2020

Smart scales are great tools to help you achieve fitness and health goals, but which is the best smart scale...


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Everything You Need to Know About Smart Scales

What if your bathroom scale could sync to your smartphone? Once upon a time someone asked this question, and the...


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Smart Dimmer Switches Showdown: Pros and Cons

We put smart dimmer switches to the test in our HomeLAB. Here’s what you need to know about smart dimmer...


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The Best Wireless Routers to Speed Up Your Internet

Keep your internet from getting bogged down with the best wireless routers for fast performance at the farthest range possible.


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What Is a Smart TV and Why Do I Need One?

If you don't quite understand all the buzz about smart TVs, here's what you need to know about these televisions...


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Does My Smart TV Have a Camera? Is It Spying on Me?

Ever wondered if your smart TV has a camera? Here's what you need to know about these internet-connected devices and...