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Recent articles by Ry:

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

The best LED floodlights you can buy right now

There are more affordable -- and better -- BR30 LED floodlight options than ever before. Here are the best ones. → Read More

Fancy features, asymmetrical doors from Frigidaire's newest fridge

Along with a drawer that can double as an extra freezer, this high-end Frigidaire model features an extra-wide right-hand door. → Read More

Amazon wants Alexa to read blog posts and broadcast church sermons

Amazon is using templates to help Alexa skills creators connect with an audience, no coding needed. → Read More

GE Reveal HD 65W Replacement BR30 Floodlight LED (2019) review: New tricks help the color-enhancing GE Reveal LED shine even brighter

This color-boosting floodlight bulb doesn't compromise on brightness or efficiency any more. Is it an obvious upgrade pick? → Read More

Philips 65W Replacement BR30 Floodlight LED with Warm Glow Dimming (2019) review: Like candlelight? Then you might love this floodlight LED

This Philips floodlight bulb dims down to a warm, candle-like glow -- and it's a terrific value. → Read More

AmazonBasics 65W Equivalent BR30 Floodlight LED review: Bright and efficient, but too buzzy on dimmer switches

This AmazonBasics floodlight LED is a 65-watt replacement bulb that uses just 9.5 watts of energy. Worth a shot at $6 each? → Read More

GE Basic 65W Equivalent BR30 Floodlight LED review: This dimmable floodlight LED is an exceptional value

They're nothing fancy, but these dirt-cheap floodlight LEDs from GE are among the best values in the lighting aisle. → Read More

Cree BR30 Floodlight LED (2019) review: This affordable LED floodlight is almost perfect

Brighter than advertised. Flicker-free dimming. Longest warranty in the lighting aisle. Nine-month payback period. (If these phrases get you excited, this is the review for you.) → Read More

SimpliSafe is running a Super Bowl ad for its DIY home security kit

This Sunday, the Boston-based startup will air the first Super Bowl ad for a home security company, ever. → Read More

Cavalier Audio Maverick Smart Speaker with Alexa review: The Amazon Tap is dead, but here's a fancy schmancy alternative

Amazon's battery-powered Alexa speaker isn't available anymore, but if you're willing to splurge, the Alexa-enabled Maverick from Cavalier Audio is another option that looks, sounds and feels a whole lot better. → Read More

LaMetric Time review: An overpriced gizmo from six years ago suddenly gets interesting

LaMetric's likable pixel display is old and overpriced -- but it hints at huge potential for the company's next product. → Read More

This guy founded Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. Now he's making Alexa games

He also used to be Steve Jobs' boss. These days, he sees huge potential in interactive, voice-activated gaming. → Read More

You're running out of reasons not to get smart lights

Commentary: Been sleeping on smart lighting? Time to wake up. → Read More

Ecovacs' new Deebot robot vacuum uses AI to avoid sucking up your socks

Because cleaning up so your robot can clean is stupid. → Read More

Samsung's Bixby will soon ID the foods in your Family Hub fridge

The feature is called Bixby Vision, and it's coming to Family Hub fridges this April along with improved voice controls. → Read More

Lifx at CES 2019: New lights, hidden features, and a plan for your TV

"We've got all these concepts that we think would work. We just can't do them all." → Read More

The Philips Hue whirlwind shows no sign of slowing down at CES 2019

It's the number one name in smart lighting, and at CES 2019, Philips Hue's Head of Technology walked us through the ways the brand plans to keep it that way. → Read More

Lifx teases color-changing candelabra bulbs at CES 2019

The multicolor bulbs look great and should arrive by the end of the year. But they might be awfully expensive. → Read More