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Alexa Guard goes live, lets your Echo speakers listen for trouble

We're testing out Amazon's new security mode for Alexa-enabled smart speakers. Here what you need to know. → Read More

Amazon Echo Input review: Make any speaker an Alexa speaker for $35

Amazon's cheapest Echo device adds Alexa smarts to any speaker with Bluetooth or an aux jack. But is it a better buy than the Dot? → Read More

Pornhub top 2018 trends include Fortnite, Spider-Man, Stormy Daniels

If it exists, there's a porn version of it -- and chances are you'll find it on Pornhub, whose year-in-review proves Rule 34 is alive and well. → Read More

Pornhub 2018 top searches include Fortnite, Spider-Man, Elastigirl

If it exists, there's a porn version of it -- and chances are you'll find it on Pornhub, whose year-end wrap-up proves Rule 34 is alive and well. → Read More

Leviton Decora Wi-Fi Smart Plug review: Cheap, plug-in smarts for Alexa and Google Assistant

This $30 smart plug puts anything you plug into it under Alexa's or Google Assistant's control. → Read More

How to use Amazon's Echo Buttons to trigger your Alexa Routines

Available in a two-pack for $20, Amazon's Bluetooth Echo Buttons are a cheap and easy way to trigger your smart home with a quick tap. Here's how to do it. → Read More

Amazon's Alexa will offer user answers when she's stumped

She's getting phone-a-friend powers. → Read More

AT&T launches eSim support for iPhone XS and XR, Verizon coming Dec. 7

Verizon confirms to CNET it will follow suit tomorrow, on Dec. 7. → Read More

Google Allo to shut down in March, putting focus on Messages and Duo

It's official: Google's rival to Apple iMessage, Facebook Chat and WhatsApp is saying goodbye. → Read More

8 best home appliance gifts for the holidays

Give the gift of a high-tech appliance this holiday season -- here are the ones we'd recommend. → Read More

Nanoleaf Canvas review: Your smart home in living color

Expensive, color-changing, touch-sensitive, voice-activated LED light panels really tie the room together. → Read More

Senic Nuimo Click Starter Kit review: These buttons need no batteries to control Sonos and Hue

They don't come cheap, but the self-powering Nuimo Click wireless remotes are a simple, elegant way to control your Philips Hue smart lights and Sonos smart speakers. → Read More

Best Cyber Monday 2018 smart-home deals still available: Nest thermostat for $139, Echo Dot for $30, Ring, Philips Hue and more

Here are the best smart-home bargains you can still get from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more, updating frequently. → Read More

Cyber Monday 2018 smart home deals: Google and Echo devices starting at $24, Nest, Philips Hue and more

Here are the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more, updating frequently. → Read More

Cyber Monday 2018 smart home deals: Apple HomePod, Google and Echo devices starting at $24, Nest, Philips Hue and more Black Friday discounts

We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more, updating frequently. → Read More

Best Black Friday 2018 smart home deals available now: Apple HomePod, Echo and Google devices starting at $24, Nest, Ring, Philips Hue and more

We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more, updating frequently. → Read More

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Best offers available now on Hue, Ring, Alexa devices, Netgear Arlo cameras, Nest, Ecobee and more

We're tracking the best smart-home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more. Here's our full list -- including the deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates. → Read More

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod, Alexa gadgets and more

We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more. Here's our full list -- including deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates. → Read More

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod, Alexa gadgets and more

We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Fry's, Target and more. Here's our full list -- including deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates. → Read More

Black Friday 2018 smart home deals: Google Home Hub, Facebook Portal, Apple HomePod, Alexa gadgets and more

We're tracking the best smart home bargains from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target and more. Here's our running list -- including the deals you can buy right now. Expect regular updates. → Read More