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In defense of GE's stupid smart bulb reset video

Commentary: Yes, GE's tutorial video is cringey -- but being able to reset your smart bulbs using the light switch is a good thing. → Read More

8 great gadgets that can smarten up a dumb dorm room

Heading back to school this fall? Consider bringing a couple of these handy smart devices with you. → Read More

The best color-changing smart bulbs (that cost less than Philips Hue)

Fifty bucks for a single Philips Hue bulb? Psh. You've got great alternatives that cost half that. → Read More

Best color-changing smart bulbs (that cost less than Philips Hue)

Fifty bucks for a single Philips Hue bulb? Psh. You've got great alternatives that cost half that. → Read More

7 smart switches that won't f@!% up your smart bulbs

Tired of your kids turning the switch off and cutting the power to your smart bulbs? These smart switches solve that problem. → Read More

Best coolers of 2019: Test data and top picks from Yeti, Igloo, RTIC, Coleman and more

If you enjoy a frosty beverage on a hot, sunny day, then you'll need a dependable cooler this summer. Here are the winners out of the 18 that we've tested. → Read More

WWDC 2019: Apple confirms Dark Mode is coming with iOS 13

Hello darkness, my new friend: iOS 13 will let you switch your apps to a darkened color scheme that's easier on the eyes. → Read More

Igloo who? The Vericool Ohana is an eco-friendly cooler you can recycle

Available in multiple sizes, the recyclable Vericool Ohana cooler wants to put Styrofoam out of business this summer. → Read More

Lutron and Philips Hue just solved smart lighting's biggest headache

Finally -- your dumb light switches are no longer your smart bulbs' worst enemy. → Read More

Smart lighting's biggest headache? Lutron and Philips Hue just solved it

Finally, your dumb light switches are no longer your smart bulbs' worst enemy. → Read More

The best cheap smart LEDs: Does it matter which one you buy?

Looking for a light bulb that you can automate or control with voice commands? You're in luck -- and you won't need to spend more than $10. → Read More

Sengled's new smart lights are some of the most affordable ones yet

The brand's Wi-Fi smart LED bulbs need no hub, work with Alexa and Google, and now cost $15 each. Make that $25 if you want bulbs that can change colors. → Read More

Alexa Guard now works with every Amazon Echo device in the US

Early-gen Echo and Echo Dot speakers are now compatible with Alexa Guard, which lets your smart speakers listen for alarms or glass breaking while you're away. → Read More

Your smart bulbs aren't dimming the way you think they are. Here's why

Dim a bulb down to 50%, and you might only get 25% of the lumens you'd get at full blast. And guess what? That's a good thing. → Read More

The best cheap smart bulbs: Does it matter which one you buy?

Looking for a light bulb that you can automate or control with voice commands? You're in luck -- and you won't need to spend more than $10. → Read More

See ya, Styrofoam: Igloo releases a biodegradable $10 cooler

Made from recycled tree pulp, the Igloo Recool is a green-minded alternative to disposable coolers made from Styrofoam. It costs $10 and it's coming May 1. → Read More

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