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Recent articles by Ry:

How do home security systems handle your privacy?

Are those wireless signals encrypted? Is anyone watching those video clips? We asked all of the top providers -- here's what they said. → Read More

The best home security systems we've tested

Yes, shopping for the best home security system can be a confusing headache. Fortunately, we've done a lot of the legwork for you. → Read More

How to get started with Philips Hue: A complete guide

From fancy, color-changing fixtures to surprisingly affordable white-light LEDs, here's everything you need to know about the biggest name in smart lights. → Read More

Pick the best LED light bulb for every room in your house

The right light for the right room matters. Here are our top tips. → Read More

How to pick the best LED light bulbs for every room in your house

Sure, the light bulb aisle can be a little overwhelming -- but it's also filled with options that can make your home look and feel better. Here's how to find them. → Read More

GE's king-size, vintage-style LED light bulbs let you lose your lampshade

GE's newest LED light bulbs are as big as your head and built to stand out. → Read More

SimpliSafe home security launches in the UK

The popular DIY home security pick is now available across the pond, with professional monitoring starting at £13 per month. → Read More

Lutron Caseta Fan Control review: A simple smart switch for dumb ceiling fans makes too much sense

It's not a necessity by any stretch, but Lutron's newest smart switch is still a welcome addition to a system that's already great. → Read More

Amazon's Rekognition software lets cops track faces: Here's what you need to know

Got questions about Amazon's efforts to provide facial recognition software to business and law enforcement agencies? Us too. → Read More

Philips Hue Outdoor Sensor review: Trigger Hue lights and HomeKit gadgets with this $50 sensor

This weather-ready outdoor sensor from Philips Hue tracks motion, temperature and ambient light, and can trigger your lights and gadgets accordingly. → Read More

Ikea's smart blinds delayed until August

Initially pitched as a spring release, the voice-compatible Tradfri smart blinds are now expected to arrive by the end of the year. → Read More

Wearable penis camera lets you record your achievements

The silicone ring features a built-in night vision camera and a Wi-Fi radio for live-streaming. Talk about the ultimate selfie stick. → Read More

The best toaster ovens of 2019

Toaster ovens are bulky, inefficient and outdated. There, we said it. Now here's how to find one that's actually worth it. → Read More

Anker's new Eufy smart bulbs will be some of the cheapest yet

They work with Alexa and Google, they don't need a hub and they'll start at $15 each when they arrive later this month. → Read More

The best toaster ovens of 2019

Toaster ovens are bulky, inefficient and outdated. There, we said it. Now here's how to find one that's actually worth it. → Read More

Feit Electric Color-Changing LED Smart Bulb (Apple HomeKit-enabled) review: Sync this smart bulb with Siri for $25

With plenty of brightness and no need for a hub, Feit's color-changing smart bulb is a decent budget pick for Apple HomeKit households. → Read More

Smart switch? Psh. Leviton wants to smarten up your whole breaker box

The cloud-connected Leviton Load Center features intelligent circuit breakers that you can control or monitor from your phone. → Read More

LG's smart wine fridge can recommend a good cheese pairing

The appliance's AI software can also tell you which bottle you should buy next. → Read More

Alexa's Echo Wall Clock is up for sale again after connectivity issues

Hickory dickory dock, the clock is back in stock. → Read More

Samsung shocks the appliance world with a slightly different shade of grey

It's called "Tuscan stainless steel," it's coming later this year, and if you're colorblind, you aren't missing a damned thing. → Read More