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Maybe you’re taking your first tentative steps into the smart home market, or maybe you’re expanding what you’ve already got, but at some point you’re going to want to get everything working t
Nowadays it’s more difficult to spot someone who isn’t wearing a fitness tracker of some kind that it is to find something who is. With the advent of the Fitbit and other wearable trackers, peopl
If you prefer spending your money on experiences rather than things, the can reward you handsomely. The standout feature, a whopping 4% back on dining, earned the card the top spot in our bes
As its once-strong mobile division continues to slide, LG is picking up its focus on emerging tech. The company has pushed automotive, and particularly its self-driving capabilities, and today it doub
There was a time when cable television was all the fad, with subscribers in the United States reaching more than 68 million at its peak in 2000. However, cable TV has slowly declined since then. In
Tuft & Needle mattresses aren’t made with memory foam, so they don’t hug the body the way most beds delivered in a box do. We’ve tested several versions of the Tuft & Needle Ori
Even when I had a petrol car, I boycotted Shell - refusing to use their petrol stations. I thought that would continue once I got an electric car - no dino-juice for me! My car has more than enough ra
In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How?
You can’t sleep. You’re achy and cranky all the time. Your sanity hangs in the balance. You need a new mattress. But there’s a problem. Mattresses are expensive—and you’re not sure
I watched this video from my colleagues in NHS England - it's the first time I've seen a Sign Language overlay on a Twitter video. Need help fast, but not sure what to do? Go straight to https://t.co/
I don't like AMP. I think that Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages are a bad idea, poorly executed, and almost-certainly anti-competitive. So, I decided to join the AC (Advisory Committee) for AMP. I do
Our homes are more connected than ever before. Between Alexa, smart home devices, and Wi-Fi throughout our houses, there’s no escaping the reach of the internet in our domestic lives. On one hand, t
When it comes to home robotic vacuums, iRobot is typically the brand that comes to mind. Since the company launched its first robot vacuum in 2002, it has been nothing short of amazing. iRobot makes
When the body of a murdered woman is found in the extraordinary, decaying city of Beszel, somewhere at the edge of Europe, it looks like a routine case for Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime
A smart sprinkler controller is like a smart thermostat for your garden or yard. It optimizes your in-ground irrigation system by auto-adjusting to weather and soil conditions, making a healt
“Alexa, say ‘Thanks’ to Google.” We won’t see any message like that in the near future, but Amazon executives should be very happy right now. And the massive ‘Works with Alexa‘ program s
With each passing week, hoverboards are becoming more and more popular. As a result, there are plenty of options from which you can choose if you’re in the market for a hoverboard. These include de
Sales of smart home-related products are growing at double-digit rates in many countries across the globe (particularly in the United States and Western Europe), as highlighted at the IFA Global Press
I found a bunch of my old school-books that I wanted to digitally capture. I do have a flatbed scanner, but most of my 1980s workbooks were far too large for it. So I decided to build a cheap scanning
Theo Miller knows the value of human life to the very last penny. In the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk & makes sure the correct debt to society is paid. But w
In 2002, the iRobot Corporation released its first Roomba robot vacuum. Almost twenty years later, the company now makes several families of vacuums, each with different features and capabilities.
Purple sells two mattresses made from a stretchy, gel-like foam that it claims helps to relieve pressure better than memory foam. But after trying the Original Purple and the All-New Purple,
If you want to carry small amounts of stuff on your bike, a front basket can come in handy. (If you need to tote more than 10 pounds, though, we suggest getting a rear rack.) After considerin
How do I use 3-way switches and 4-way switches to control lights from two or more locations? A complete tutorial on controlling lights with multiple switches.
After spending 40 hours researching nearly 50 monitors and testing six finalists, we’ve found that the 27-inch HP Z27 is the best 4K monitor for most people. If you’re buying a new monito
Botvac and Roomba are at the top of most lists when it comes to the best robot vacuums on the market. They are reliable, high-quality machines with a lot of high-performance features. They provide a
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Just in time for Earth Day, Google has some new ways to save energy around your home and keep the Earth clean while you’re at it. The company is announcing new integrations for Google Assistant with
May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme of connecting, creating and contributing is made easier with smart home technology that helps our aging population connect with family and friends
As smart home security continues to grow in popularity, so do the number of systems from which you choose. With all the options available, it can be difficult to know which one is the right one. If y
There are plenty of smart security cameras on the market, so it can be tough to decide how you want to equip your home. Nest and Blink both offer benefits and drawbacks to your home security solution
Through Memorial Day weekend, REI hosts its annual anniversary sale, its biggest and best sale of the year, with discounts you generally don’t see again until Black Friday. This year is no
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The ridiculous proliferation of TLDs (Top Level Domains) continues unabated. I wondered how much you'd have to spend to secure your name on every TLD. tl;dr;tld Over $300,000! (Roughly €280.000 / £
A bill making its way through the California Legislature would prohibit makers of smart home speakers from saving or storing recordings without users’ explicit consent. The Anti-Eavesdropping Act, w
After researching and testing 10 gaming laptops, we found that the Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL504GS-DS74 is still the high-end gaming laptop to get. It can play most modern games on ultra setti
Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants - job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees - until, by winning Olympic races or baking good c
When I was younger, kids my age usually played outside a few hours before it gets dark. Now, they can stay indoors and play. I will always be amazed at how high-tech today’s toys are. Before wh
If we were looking to buy a new filter today for our HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, we’d aim for a medium-efficiency filter with a MERV rating in the 8 to 13 rang
In the world we live in today, professional monitoring has become quite necessary. Security and alarm systems are no longer just a luxury feature reserved for big business establishments and rich men
The search giant’s smart home division is now called Google Nest Starting today, Google is done holding smart home appliance maker Nest at arm’s length. It was folded into the Google Home division
One day you or someone you love will almost certainly appear in a criminal courtroom. You might be a juror, a victim, a witness or – perhaps through no fault of your own – a defendant. Whatever yo
It might feel like your collection of smart home devices are just communicating with each other and with you. Odds are, that isn’t the case. The data from your devices can be sent all over the place
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