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Recent articles by Rachel:

How Mesh Wi-Fi Networks Can (and Can’t) Make a Better Smart Home

Mesh networks can give your home’s Wi-Fi a much needed boost—but can sometimes create problems for some smart-home devices, too. → Read More

These Smart Home Devices Can Enhance Independence for People With Disabilities and Mobility Needs

The smart home isn’t just nifty gadgets: For those who have accessibility challenges, smart devices can be empowering and enable independent living. → Read More

A $50 Smart Gadget Transformed How I Do Laundry

I was skeptical, but this $50 gadget instantly upgraded my dumb dryer and transformed the way we do laundry. → Read More

How to Secure and Protect Your Smart Home

A few simple steps will go a long way. → Read More

Smart Lights Are the Easiest Way to Transform Your Home

Smart lighting is arguably the easiest smart-home gear to install and use, yet has the power to transform your home—inside and out. → Read More

The Smart Home Devices the Wirecutter Staff Uses

Our smart-home staffers aren’t the only ones who love their gadgets. Here are the most loved connected-home devices from the Wirecutter staff. → Read More

The Smart-Home Devices Our Expert Actually Uses at Home

Our smart-home writer tests, researches, and recommends a lot of different smart devices, but these are the ones she uses in her own home. → Read More

Why a Professionally Monitored Security System Is Usually the Best Option

When getting a home security system, most people should opt for professional monitoring. Here’s how to decide. → Read More

The Best Smart Home Devices to Help Seniors Age in Place

Most seniors plan to “age in place” at home instead of a facility. Smart-home devices can help, making it easier for you to assist while ensuring they’re safe. → Read More

I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here’s How They Did.

Plenty of devices promise to stop your snoring. We found only a few that actually seem to work. → Read More

How to Use Smart Lights to Help Your Kids Get to Bed (and Stay Asleep)

Bedtime shouldn’t be a fight. Instead of picking your battles, automate them—with one of these smart-lighting sleep solutions. → Read More

How to Stop Package Thefts This Holiday Season

Worried that a Grinch is scoping out your stoop? We have several suggestions to foil porch pirates this holiday season. → Read More

Ring Neighbors Is the Best and Worst Neighborhood Watch App

Neighbors is the focus of a lot of controversy. We clear up the good, the bad, and the questionable practices surrounding Ring’s in-app feature. → Read More

How much money can you actually save by ditching cable?

Cut that monthly TV bill with media streamers, antennas, and other ways to get a cheap TV fix. → Read More

The 8 Best Food Documentaries You Can Watch on Netflix

If you can't indulge in fine dining, grab some popcorn, fire up Netflix and feast on one (or all) of these eight delicious documentaries. → Read More

15 top chefs dish on the best burger toppings

Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. → Read More

We've Found an Indoor Grill You'll Actually Use

COOK - The tips, tricks, recipes and tools that will inspire your next kitchen adventure. No smoke, no skills, no problem; this beast combines sous-vide precision with searing to create perfectly grilled food on your countertop. → Read More

These Affordable Kitchen Gadgets Are Too Good to Be True

COOK - The tips, tricks, recipes and tools that will inspire your next kitchen adventure. Online retailer Monoprice is heating up the kitchen space, offering six of our favorite kitchen gadgets at affordable prices. → Read More

Transform Your Home With These 6 Smart Products

If you're looking to streamline your hosting and entertaining duties, add one of these high-tech smart home gadgets to your party arsenal. → Read More

‘I got a post-it note for Mother’s Day — and it changed my life’

With Mother’s Day around the corner, we asked moms about memorable gifts. Believe it or not, most are sentimental, easy, and affordable. → Read More