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D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Exceedingly basic home control

This controller will turn lights and other devices on and off—and that’s about it.

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D-Link Day/Night Network Camera review: Delivers the basics for cheap

This IP camera is inexpensive enough, but you’ll need a D-Link router to take full advantage.

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D-Link Wi-Fi Motion Sensor review: Wi-Fi wasn't made for this

Reliance on power-hungry Wi-Fi restricts where you can locate this sensor.

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SmartThings adds Logitech Harmony support to make smart homes more responsive

Hook a home entertainment center into all your other smart home gear

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Insteon’s new Windows Phone home-control app adds voice commands via Cortana

The latest chapter in the story of two products struggling for relevance in an increasingly crowded market.

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Wink Relay could be the smart-home breakthrough we’ve been waiting for

A DIY in-wall controller for the price of a cell phone? What’s the catch?

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Logitech's Harmony remote and hub aim to stop the home automation madness

Harmony Living Home controls thermostats, door locks and lights from several big brands

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Revolv smart home hub adding IFTTT support to become even more automated

Pretty soon Revolv users will be able to pause their connected stereo and dim the lights every time a call comes in on their smartphone. All thanks to IFTTT.

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Ecobee's smart thermostat knows when a room needs warming

Remote sensors detect people and temperatures all around the house, for a price.

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New standard for ZigBee remotes makes friends with connected homes

ZigBee Remote 2.0 expands the technology to reach more types of devices

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Nest gets cozy with Dropcam and pro automation systems

When tied to Nest's products, Dropcam's cloud camera can detect motion when you're away, and record video when there's gas or smoke.

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Apple's HomeKit is ready to shake up the connected home market

Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.

Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum ready to take on Roomba

16 years in the making, Dyson’s 360 Eye robot vacuum uses infrared sensors and a 360-degree camera to map out its environment and navigate while cleaning.

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Software update will help Nest Protect know the difference between steam and smoke

The smart smoke detector should get a little smarter thanks to a 2.0 software update coming to units automatically in the next couple weeks.

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Dyson's 360 Eye robot vacuum aims to sweep Roomba under the carpet

Watch out iRobot! After a decade and a half of research Dyson finally has an answer to the Roomba.

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WallyHome review: Sniffs out water leaks all over your home

Low-power sensors, useful notifications, and peace of mind for homeowners: not a bad package.