Smart home 101: How to get started with home automation

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Smart home 101: How to get started with home automation

Smart home devices can make automating your home’s many tech products a breeze and help you to stay connected while on the go. With so many gadgets now on the market, how do you know where to start? Our tech experts have you covered from A to Z with...
Was your electric bill higher than ever this month? Try this.

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Was your electric bill higher than ever this month? Try this.

5 smart home devices that can save you money on energy No matter the season, energy bills are hard to keep under control. Luckily, automated homes can help us switch on, switch off, and schedule the energy-sucking appliances that help us live more comfortably. Our team of tech experts...
10 Breakthrough Hi-Tech Gadgets Available for Pre-Order

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10 Breakthrough Hi-Tech Gadgets Available for Pre-Order

Are you a tech-savvy person? That’s a bit of a loaded question since it seems as soon as the latest advancement is announced, a new one has already started. But here’s your chance to get a jump on things with our top 10 recommendations for upcoming high-tech gadgets, available...
How to Protect Your Smart Home from Hackers

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How to Protect Your Smart Home from Hackers

With the advent of the Internet of Things—the growing network of interconnected devices that use the Internet to communicate and store information—the issue of cybersecurity has grown in importance. With more than 3 billion consumer devices currently connected to the internet, there are also more than 3 billion points...
Connected Life: Smart Appliances – The Energy Savings Add Up

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Connected Life: Smart Appliances – The Energy Savings Add Up

Even as appliances get more complicated, many are also gaining in energy efficiency. Your home probably “spends” most of its electricity on heat and air conditioning, and after that, large appliances like refrigerators, washers, dryers, and water heaters tend to suck up the most power. When you have the...
Grilling Season Has Arrived … Make Your BBQ Hi-Tech with The Best Grills & Accessories

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Grilling Season Has Arrived … Make Your BBQ Hi-Tech with The Best Grills & Accessories

Preparing meat with fire dates back to caveman times, yet with every summer comes a host of advances in the quest for grilling perfection. Check out our top recommendations for high-tech grills (warning: prices may induce vertigo), then keep reading for a roundup of more affordable accessories and add-ons...
How To Connect Tile to Your Phone, And Never Lose Your Keys Again

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How To Connect Tile to Your Phone, And Never Lose Your Keys Again

Many of us have had this revelatory moment: You misplace your smartphone around the house, and realize you can track it down with the “find my phone” feature. Shortly afterward, we’ll bet you said, “Why can’t there be a ‘find-my-keys’ feature?” Meet Tile. Tile is a small, lightweight gadget...
Smart Appliances: Coming Soon To a Home Near You

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Smart Appliances: Coming Soon To a Home Near You

Our phones get smarter every day. Our cars are getting more sophisticated, with news of design progress on self-driving vehicles coming out regularly now. And we’ve seen more news about artificial intelligence (AI) this year than ever before. But what about the technology many of us probably use the...
How to Be ‘Smart’ (and Automated) with Your Spring Cleaning

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How to Be ‘Smart’ (and Automated) with Your Spring Cleaning

We’ve written about smart home products and services that can simplify your life and provide advantages toward everyone’s increasingly connected lives. Smart thermostats, smart locks, smart sprinklers—so many ways to control and simplify your life. But let’s get down to the nitty gritty — dirt, that is. It’s spring...