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Neato Botvac 80 review: Better than Roomba, especially for pet owners

Two dogs and a sheepskin throw rug are no match for this powerhouse robot vac. Oh, and it also has lasers.

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iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini review: Now we're cooking

It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.

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Samsung SmartCam HD Pro review: Not so pro

Frustrations with the mobile and web apps overshadow everything we like about this Dropcam competitor.

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Piper review: This security camera and Z-Wave hub has room to grow

Piper's wide-angle camera and built-in sensors are great for renters, but I had some issues with missing notifications.

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Belkin Crock-Pot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo review: Not so hot

It works just fine. But I get more use out of my dumb slow cooker's extra features, missing from this smartphone-controlled version.

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AwoX StriimLight review: Solid audio streaming—from your lamp?!

It's not the world's most powerful Bluetooth speaker, but it never needs charging because it's screwed into your lamp. Yes, this speaker is a light bulb.

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Flower Power review: This gardening gadget helps your plants thrive

Flower Power gives your plants a voice, so they can tell you what they need. And hopefully you'll stop killing every plant that comes into your home.

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Viper Home Starter Kit review: It's the software, stupid

The Viper Home Starter Kit is nearly effortless to set up. Well. The hardware is at least.

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Connected by TCP review: Smart lighting 101

Upgrade the easy way: Add super simple app-controlled lighting to your love shack.

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat review: Call it the anti-Nest

As colorful as Honeywell's programmable thermostat is, it's just not very pretty.

Dropcam Pro review: Enhance your Wi-Fi video like a crime-scene investigator

Catching bad guys (or bad dogs) in random acts of mischief has never been easier.

Review: Come rain or shine, Netatmo's Weather Station provides a personalized forecast

There are thousands of weather apps out there, but they can't tell you what the temperature is at your house specifically.

Best tech gifts for grads entering the job-free hellscape of 2013

Here are some tech-y gift suggestions for the college grads in your life as they prepare to enter a horrible economy that your generation helped bring about. We're not saying you should feel guilty, but maybe buy them something nice.