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Peq connected-home system

Peq review: A robust, DIY connected-home system

Nothing demonstrates the connected home becoming mainstream more than being able to buy the components at Best Buy.

insteon homekit

Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work

Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions.

panasonic robot vacuum

Panasonic's triangular robot vacuum is aimed squarely at corners

Rulo's brushes can get deep into tight spots and sense invisible dust

Piper NV

Piper NV review: Icontrol adds night vision to its connected-home hub/security camera

Night vision is a major new feature for this camera, but Piper still lacks a number of features compared to some other DIY connected-home platforms on the market today.

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Cree vs GE Link LED light bulbs

Battle of the connected LED light bulbs: Cree Connected Soft White vs. GE Link

LED light bulbs are far more energy efficient than incandescent models, Cree and GE now make them more convenient, too. But which is the better bulb?

Netgear Arlo security camera

Netgear Arlo HD Camera review: Stylish, smart, and currently proprietary

We like the Arlo's HD cameras with their clever magnetic mounting system, but there's currently no way to store your video locally.

Logitech Harmony

Logitech opens its Harmony platform to connected-home product developers

Company announces an open API for its Harmony line, says it’s already working with IFTTT, UCIC, and “would like to extend access to a few others.”

Cree LED connected light bulb

Cree jumps into the connected LED bulb market

The LED lighting pioneer adds ZigBee connectivity to its energy-efficient consumer lighting lineup without changing the bulb's basic industrial design.

D-Link DNR 312L

MyDlink Network Video Recorder review: Network surveillance on the cheap

The more cameras you add, the more affordable the DNR-312L becomes. But at the moment it supports only D-Link webcams.

The Smart House

The 6 best (and 4 worst) smart-home products we saw at CES 2015

CES was the year of the connected home, but that doesn't mean every product we saw on the show floor deserves a gold star.