Rachel Murphy, USA TODAY

Rachel Murphy

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San Francisco, CA, United States

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  • DelmarvaNow!
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Past articles by Rachel:

Your garden needs this stainless steel hose

The Bionic steel garden hose does not kink or coil. It is one of the best garden hoses you can buy. → Read More

11 ways to protect your packages from porch pirates

Keep your holiday gifts safe from porch pirates this year with gadgets like a video doorbell and outdoor security camera. → Read More

How to stop Alexa from spoiling your holiday surprises

How to stop Alexa from making package announcements when items from your recent Amazon orders are delivered. → Read More

15 gifts under $25 that you can order right now

Shop the 15 best gifts under $25 from Amazon and more. Gifts include Lodge cast iron skillet, Anker phone charger, cold brew coffee maker and more. → Read More

Amazon devices are on mega sale ahead of Prime Day—get early Black Friday deals on speakers, tablets

Some of the best Amazon devices are on sale ahead of October Prime Day 2022. Shop these early Black Friday savings on speakers, cameras and more. → Read More

Amazon devices are on mega sale ahead of Prime Day—get early Black Friday deals on speakers, tablets

Some of the best Amazon devices are on sale ahead of October Prime Day 2022. Shop these early Black Friday savings on speakers, cameras and more. → Read More

The 8 best smart sprinkler controllers for keeping your grass green into the fall

We've rounded up the best smart sprinkler controllers that work with Alexa, Google Assistant or can be controlled via an iOS or Android app. → Read More

How to pre-order all of the new Amazon smart home devices

The new Amazon devices include Ring security cameras, a Blink video doorbell, and TK. → Read More

If you're plagued by a flooded basement, try this

Prevent water damage with the best water leak detector, the Moen Flo. The Moen water leak detector runs via an app for remote management. → Read More

This $60 video doorbell is a steal that has porch pirates quaking in their boots

Kasa's debut video doorbell is one of the most value-packed options available right now. → Read More

Prime Day deals on Amazon devices are live—save on Echo Dots, Fire TVs, Ring Alarms and more

Some of the best Amazon devices are now on sale for Amazon Prime Day 2022. Shop savings on Echo Dot speakers, Fire TVs, Ring Alarms and more. → Read More

Shop the best Amazon device deals on Echo Dots, Fire TVs and more before Prime Day 2022

Get ahead of Prime Day 2022 savings with these deals on Amazon devices for your home today. → Read More

The best Amazon device deals ahead of Amazon Prime Day 2022—Echo Dot, Fire TV and Blink Camera

Amazon Prime Day 2022 is coming. Ahead of the online shopping event, save on top Amazon devices like Echo speaker and Echo Show smart displays. → Read More

This video doorbell can detect people, packages, and pets for under $100

The Wyze Video Doorbell Pro Review works with Alexa and Google Assistant. The front door camera offers a clear 1080p HD view and two-way talk. → Read More

How to enable parental controls on smart speakers

Instructions on how to set up parental controls for Amazon Echo (including Amazon Kids), Google Nest, and Apple smart speakers and smart displays. → Read More

Alexa can now announce a person or package sighting

Alexa can make announcements when a person or package is spotted by your Ring, Google Nest, or Abode Iota home security camera or video doorbell. → Read More

Wemo’s new video doorbell is a home run for HomeKit

Siri can tell you exactly who is at the front door. → Read More

Eufy’s new dual-camera video doorbell is a porch pirate’s worst nightmare

Eufy's new video doorbell has two cameras to help protect against package thefts. → Read More

The coolest smart home gear at CES 2022

From two-camera video doorbells to voice-controlled smart tub drains, here are the coolest smart home gadgets at CES 2022 from Arlo, Eufy, and more. → Read More

Last-minute Christmas gifts that will ship in time

Here are the best last-minute Christmas gift ideas including smartwatches, the Oculus Quest 2 and more. → Read More