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Using Siri on an Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control: First impressions

Apple is making good on its promise to open Siri to third-party device manufacturers. Here's what that experience is like.


Make your yard extra scary with these Halloween smart lighting deals from Philips Hue

Philips is offering scary-good Halloween deals on atmospheric smart lighting.

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Denon Home 150 and 250 review: These HEOS-enabled speakers now boast built-in Alexa

Denon’s high-resolution Home speakers, including the Home 150 and 250, just got smart. Are they better than Sonos?

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Tronsmart Splash 1 Bluetooth Speaker review: Good on-the-go audio, on the cheap

The small personal speaker is IPX7 water resistant, sounds good, and is about half the price of the brand-name competition.

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Mysa for AC review: A stylish addition to the smart-AC controller arena

You’d never guess this is a rookie effort.


Sencentric SimpleSence Capteur review: Add-on tails extend this water sensor's reach

The design hasn’t changed dramatically, but this sensor’s primary new trick is worth a look.

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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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Q Acoustics extends its exciting Concept speaker line to lure a wider audience

The Concept 30 bookshelf, Concept 50 floor-stander, and Concept 90 center channel deliver the company’s high-end technologies in more affordable variations.

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Hulu’s best movies for cord-cutters

Films like these make a Hulu subscription worthwhile.


The Roku app is a secret weapon for cord-cutters

The Roku mobile app is full of neat tricks for cord-cutters.

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Beyerdynamic introduces new headphones for content creators

The high-end audio device manufacturer’s new Pro X line also includes new microphones.

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Stream the MLB playoffs: A how-to guide for cord-cutters

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2021 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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Turtlebox Speaker review: An audio experience designed to literally go anywhere

This just might be the most rugged Bluetooth speaker known to man.

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Nest Renew promises to help Nest Thermostat users reduce their carbon footprint

With Nest Renew, your Nest thermostat will run your HVAC system when cleaner and cheaper energy is available.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.