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BloomSky weather station/webcam review: Your eye on the sky

More webcam than weather station (unless you purchase an add-on kit), BloomSky still holds some appeal as an adjunct tool for weather enthusiasts.

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Best smart thermostats

Best smart thermostat

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

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Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?

Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.

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Elgato Eve Degree review: This pricey sensor’s limited appeal is further narrowed by its HomeKit exclusivity

If you need to know the exact temperature and humidity inside your home, this stylish comfort gauge can work in concert with your HomeKit-based smart home.

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Davis Vantage Vue wireless weather station review: The Cadillac of home weather stations is showing its age

Most any weather enthusiast will recommend Davis, but is the name alone still enough to justify the price tag?

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Best home security camera: Our favorite tools for keeping 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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Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera review: Excellent security and easy to use

Honeywell's smart surveillance camera offers intelligent sound detection and motion-detection zones to assure you get only the most important alerts.

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Best smart lock

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

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Honeywell Lyric T5 smart thermostat review: Not as advanced as some, but less expensive than many

The Lyric T5 lacks motion sensors and fancy algorithms, and it doesn’t work with some HVAC components, but you might decide its price tag makes up for it.

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Wink Hub 2 review: This second-generation smart-home hub is one of the best choices for do-it-yourselfers

Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth LE, or Wi-Fi, the second-generation Wink Hub can control every aspect of your smart home.

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Best white LED smart bulbs

Color smart bulbs are fun, but white bulbs are a lot more practical. We’ll help you find the right one for your needs.

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Save 38% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Gain peace of mind by checking on your devices remotely and always coming home to a well-lit house. Use away-mode to make it look like you are home when you travel, and have lights turn on/off at set times to conserve energy and save on your next bill.

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Canary review: A sophisticated home-security system packed inside a camera

This cloud-based security system delivers features galore, but it’s far from perfect.

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Piper NV review: strong security features hampered by a buggy app

Connection problems and missing notifications drag down this otherwise solid smart home monitor.

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Best smart home system

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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