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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

16 Aug 2019 10:06 pm
Deep Sentinel Home Security review: More than just cameras that document crime, this system actively deters it

Real people monitor these security cameras on your behalf, and they'll let any potential intruder know they're being watched.

16 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Google Assistant can now remind other people to do things you don’t want to do

Google is rolling out a new Assistant feature called assignable reminders, which allows you to tell other people in your family to do things.

15 Aug 2019 7:42 pm
The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

Read on for reviews of some of the best bias lighting kits we’ve tested, along with what to look for in bias lighting for a TV.

15 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia Shield TV: What I'd like to see next in the new version

15 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

If you’ve already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

15 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Govee DreamColor for TV with Alexa review: This bias light uses a camera to sync with your TV screen

If you want more from your TV bias lights than a subtle glow that boosts contrast and eases eye strain, this responsive LED light strip from Govee is worth a try.

15 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting review: A nice range of bias lighting colors for your TV, but no “true” white mode

If you’re looking for a moderately priced, multi-colored bias lighting strip for the back of your TV, the Luminoodle Color Bias Lighting strip makes for a solid choice.

15 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
The MediaLight bias TV lighting review: Subtle bias lighting designed for videophiles

The MediaLight bias lighting strips are designed for discriminating viewers who want to enhance their TV’s visuals while preserving the integrity of the original image.

15 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Vansky Bias Lighting for HDTV review: This bargain bias lighting strip is a little too cool

This popular LED light strip is easy to install and boasts a variety of colors and light modes, but its color temperature leaves something to be desired.

15 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Momentum Meri smart thermostat review: The opposite of bang for the buck

Sluggish, convoluted, and unreliable, this low-cost smart thermostat just can't justify its $99 price tag.

14 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
Samsung HW-Q70R soundbar review: This easy-to-install soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Yes, it’s pricey, but the Samsung HW-Q70R lets you add rich, detailed, and immersive sound, complete with Dolby Atmos and DTS;X support, to your TV in a matter of minutes.

14 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Brilliant is adding native LIFX smart bulb support to its smart home controller

LIFX bulbs use Wi-Fi, so they don’t necessarily need a controller, but this should be a benefit to Brilliant users nonetheless.

13 Aug 2019 9:30 pm
Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

13 Aug 2019 5:18 pm
Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

13 Aug 2019 5:13 pm
Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug review: No hub required, but wear your debugging hat

It’s affordable enough, but ultimately not worth your time in its present state.

13 Aug 2019 5:00 pm
Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice

Surfing the web through a virtual private network (VPN) can keep your identity and data safe and secure online. We show you what to look for in a VPN and help you pick the best one for your needs.

13 Aug 2019 1:12 am
Waking your TV with a smart speaker? It could be inflating your energy bill

If you’re using a smart speaker to turn on your TV via voice commands, you might unwittingly be doubling the overall power usage of your TV set.

12 Aug 2019 10:21 pm
Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

12 Aug 2019 4:45 pm
Lockly Secure Pro Review: This pricy biometric smart lock joins the Wi-Fi club

Thanks to an external hub, Lockly can now be accessed remotely.

12 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
Lockly Secure Pro Review: This pricey biometric smart lock joins the Wi-Fi club

Thanks to an external hub, Lockly can now be accessed remotely.

12 Aug 2019 4:30 pm
Hulu with Live TV review: The abundant streaming bundle

Hulu's live TV service still has a few notable drawbacks, but the value is hard to beat.

12 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Philo review: A valuable alternative to the average TV bundle

By cutting out broadcast and sports networks, the Philo streaming TV service provides cord-cutters lots of channels for not a lot of money.

12 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest

Is Sling TV better than Hulu, or should cord-cutters subscribe to PlayStation Vue? Or YouTube TV? We compare all the TV streaming services, and several rise to the top.

12 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
FuboTV review: This service streams lots of sports channels, but not ESPN

FuboTV is the best sports streaming bundle for soccer fans and ESPN haters.

12 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Best headphones: Our top picks for personal listening

Whether you're looking for an over-the-ear, on-ear, or in-ear model, we'll help you find the perfect pair.

9 Aug 2019 11:15 pm
Audeara A-01 headphone review: These ANC cans promise to compensate for your hearing deficits

It's a brilliant idea, and the app that makes it possible works fairly well, at least with ANC turned on.

9 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
LG Dual Inverter Smart Air Conditioner review: This Wi-Fi-connected window air conditioner is a major step up

You can make your old window air conditioner smarter, but you can’t make it quieter or more efficient.

9 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Disney+ and Netflix couldn't be more different

Disney+ versus Netflix: Why the two streaming services couldn't be more different

8 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Samsung SmartThings Smart Bulb review: A $10 bulb built for the SmartThingsverse

Samsung SmartThings users will want to check out this inexpensive, dimmable, Zigbee, white-only LED smart bulb, but be aware of its limitations before you plop down your 10 bucks.

8 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Why the war on smartphone bezels is going too far

The war on smartphone bezels is going too far. As vendors shave off millimeters or even go edgeless, we're losing features and comfort along the way. But there's one phone that could save us.

7 Aug 2019 6:01 pm
Best TVs: Our top picks, plus plain-language explanations of the most important specs and features

There are plenty of great smart TVs. Our guide cuts through the alphabet soup to tell everything you need to know to buy the one that's right for you.

7 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Astell&Kern SR15 review: This digital audio player is packed with features and high-fidelity performance

Astell&Kern's SR15 might be the best high-res portable player priced less than $800.

7 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Samsung SmartThings Cam review: A top-notch security cam particularly suited to SmartThings users

But this pint-sized camera will make a great impression on anyone with basic surveillance needs.

7 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Best high-resolution digital audio player: Which DAP reigns supreme?

We review hi-res audio players from Astell&Kern, Pioneer, Questyle, and more. Find out which shine above the others.

7 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Lutron Aurora review: A nearly perfect solution for Philips Hue smart bulbs

This gadget handily solves the smart bulb, dumb switch problem—but only if you have Philips Hue bulbs and a toggle switch.

6 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Best phone mounts and holders for cars

Keep your phone (and your GPS directions) in sight with these mounts.

5 Aug 2019 11:32 pm
Blue Line Innovations EnergyCloud review: A simpler way to monitor your home’s power consumption

It's not as sophisticated as some other systems, but it costs less and is easier to set up.

5 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Wemo WiFi Smart Light Switch 3-Way review: One of the best ways to render a three-way circuit smart

Excellent design, trouble-free installation, and elimination of the need for a matching switch gives Wemo another winner in the smart home space.

5 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Eyes on Sony’s CLED (Crystal LED) display technology: Samsung isn’t the only player in the Micro LED game

Sony's Crystal LED video-wall technology looks astounding, far better than any conventional commercial-cinema or home-based display I've ever seen.

2 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Denon DP-450USB turntable review: An ideal tool for digitizing your vinyl collection

Denon’s DP-450USB delivers great sound and an easy way to digitize your vinyl—and you’ll want to find a better software solution than that comes bundled.

2 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Nanoleaf’s Canvas smart light squares are poised to take charge of all your HomeKit devices

An update to the Nanoleaf app for iOS will add Touch Actions, a feature that lets you tap specific Canvas light squares on your wall to control your various HomeKit devices.

1 Aug 2019 7:30 pm
Reolink E1 Pro review: This indoor home security cam delivers a great picture at great price

This 4MP Super HD pan-and-tilt smart home security camera offers amazing image quality and premium features for less than $100.

1 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
How to get a single channel guide for both over-the-air and streaming TV

Want to combine over-the-air and streaming video sources into one TV guide? Here are your options.

1 Aug 2019 3:30 pm
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 review: Bose has a brand-new flagship

The noise-nixing headphone pioneers are up to new tricks, adding return-path noise cancelling, digital assistant support, and audio AR to its latest cans.

31 Jul 2019 3:30 pm
31 Jul 2019 3:30 pm