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How to use Alexa Routines to make your Amazon Echo even smarter

Alexa Routines creates lots of new possibilities for your Amazon Echo. Here's how to put them to use.

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Momentum Cori review: this budget-priced two-pack offers an instant security solution

Having a tight budget doesn't mean you can't have pretty good video surveillance at home.

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Ring vs Nest: Choosing a DIY home security system is a bigger decision than you might think

Your decision isn't between two products, it's between two entire ecosystems.

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iDevices Outdoor Switch review: A premium smart outlet you can use in the yard

This HomeKit-compatible smart outlet is protected from the weather, so you can extend the perimeter of your smart home into wet and damp locations such as your patio and porch.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Give your lights and appliances brains with these awesome beginner smart home deals

Amazon has four Philips Hue white bulbs for $40, and B&H Photo Video has a two-pack of TP-Link light switches for $40.

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Brinno Duo review: Our favorite peephole camera adds live remote viewing

This security camera mounts to your door's peephole and streams live video to your smartphone and to its own display on the interior side of your door.

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The best video baby monitors: Keep eyes—and ears—on your bundle of joy

Today's baby monitors are more capable—and more complex—than ever. Here's how to find the right one, so you and your baby can get some sleep.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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Philips Hue Calla outdoor pathway light review: A sophisticated outdoor lighting system

Philips takes its Hue smart lighting outdoors with this elegant and well-built pathway light.

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Lockly Secure Plus Review: Biometrics comes to the smart lock

You can open this smart lock with a PIN or your uniquely identifiable fingerprint.

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Best home security camera: Keep 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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Kangaroo Motion Sensor review: This home security system only goes halfway

This home security system sure sounds inexpensive, but it's no bargain.

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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.