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Z-Wave technology gets new long-range capabilities

The new Z-Wave Long Range specification delivers 4x increase in range, 10x increase in smart-home network size.

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Airthings Wave Mini review: This is a great entry-level air quality monitor

The radon-detecting Wave's little brother is a great way to start checking for airborne irritants.

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Yamaha MusicCast BAR 400 review: A $500 soundbar with multi-room audio, but no Dolby Atmos

While it packs DTS Virtual:X and high-resolution multi-room audio, Yamaha's BAR 400 lacks Dolby Atmos support and a center channel.

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4K HDMI cables: How to cut through the marketing lingo and figure out what you actually need

You probably don’t need to buy a HDMI cable to go with your new TV, but here’s how to tell for sure.

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Synology DS720+ review: A fast NAS box with NVMe caching, but where's the multi-gig?

This box supports NVMe SSDs for accelerating small transactions, but the lack of multi-gig ethernet (2.5/5/10GbE) leaves some performance out of the equation.

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Best NAS drive for media streaming and backup

If you rip and library your own media, there's no better tool for storing and streaming it than a NAS box. These versatile storage devices also serve as the perfect personal, secure cloud for backing up your PCs and other devices.

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Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) review: A great feature set from the market leader for less than $100

Ring’s latest—and least-expensive—video doorbell impresses, but still doesn’t work well with Google Assistant.

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Get Wi-Fi everywhere with $70 off this Google Nest Wi-Fi three-pack

Grab Google's latest mesh router for $280

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For local NFL streams, Locast is a cord-cutter's secret weapon

How to stream over-the-air TV with Locast in any city, just in time for NFL season.

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The Philips Hue Iris table lamp is making a comeback

Signify says the first Philips Hue product designed for indirect ambient lighting has been redesigned will and go on sale in October.

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The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box just got its own gradient LED lightstrip

The new lightstrip has separate LED segments that can glow in different colors at the same time. Signify is also re-introducing the Philips Hue Iris table lamp.

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LIFX’s latest smart bulb boasts germ-fighting LEDs

The $70 LIFX Clean antibacterial smart bulb can emit the same spectrum of HEV light used by hospitals and other “clean” environments, LIFX says.

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Channels DVR review: The best over-the-air DVR for cord-cutting enthusiasts

This DVR software for cord-cutters justifies its premium price with features you won't find elsewhere.

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Bowers & Wilkins’ 600 Series Anniversary Edition speakers feature component and cabinet upgrades

The full range includes bookshelf, center, and tower speakers; plus a complete home theater bundle.

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Bose’s excellent true wireless earbuds just hit the lowest price ever

Amazon is selling the Bose Soundsport Free true wireless earbuds for $149 today,

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