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Best Total War: Warhammer 2 mods

Welcome to our list of best Total War: Warhammer mods. All of the Total War games have rich modding scenes that offer a range of useful tweaks, …

Gaming Industry

Fallout 4 mod lets you assign NPCs to plan and manage your settlements

The draw of Sim Settlements, the Fallout 4 mod we awarded Best Mod of 2017, was that it gave NPCs some agency in creating their own homes and shops …

PC Gaming

How I Automated my Smart Home with Apple HomeKit and Raspberry Pi

Nowadays when it comes to home automation, the possibilities are practically endless, and virtually every device in a home can be connected and …

Noon Smart Lighting System

"Let there be a pleasant light” seems to be the premise from the start-up that designed and developed this smart lighting system. Noon Home made a …

How To Move A PC Game To Another Drive Without Re-Downloading It

So you're running out of hard drive space (maybe on that fast-but-tiny SSD of yours), and you need to move a few of your PC games to another hard …

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fan-remake Lost Alpha gets a major update for the holidays

We’ve previously covered Lost Alpha, a massive labor-of-love project to rebuild the original Shadow of Chernobyl from the ground up, reinstating …

CCP Games is hiring for a 'a new and highly ambitious MMORPG'

It wasn't a great year for CCP Games, the studio behind the space-spreadsheet MMO EVE Online. In October the company ended development of its VR …

Wireless headset of the Year: SteelSeries Arctis 7

Someone at SteelSeries really knows headphones. Why do I say this? Because SteelSeries' recent line of headsets sound really good. Good enough that …

Consumer Tech

Thermaltake 9 Port LED Hub Offers Limitless Lighting Configurations

Thermaltake has this week unveiled a new addition to its range of LED hubs with the launch of a 9 port LED hub which as the name suggests is capable …

IFTTT adds 9 new channels for Hive plugs, tracMO, Luxafor, Orion, and more

I always have fun seeing which services are being added to IFTTT: it leads me to discover new products I'd never heard about, it makes me imagine …

10 Cheap But Smart Home Applications Everyone Needs

Remember when that big TV was a trend and every home had one and small stereo radios were an absolute must-have? Well, these TVs are gone forever, …

Top Cable Management Tips for Your TV and Home Theater

You don't need to deal with tangles of cables and piles of remotes for your home theater. These (mostly inexpensive) products help you keep …

The Best HomeKit-Compatible Smart-Home Devices

Apple’s HomeKit is a user-friendly platform for anyone who owns an iOS device and is interested in a simple, reliable DIY smart-home system. With a …

The best security camera systems for home and business in 2018

It’s fair to say that in recent times, there’s been an explosion of increasingly sophisticated IP (internet protocol) cameras – and in this guide to …

The Logitech Circle 2 home security camera is the best HomeKit cam to date

Smart home cameras are a somewhat recent addition to the HomeKit ecosystem, coming with iOS 10. Many have pledged support like Ring and August, but …

The World's First AI Based Interactive Smart Home Hub

HomeSmart Homes<p>The World’s First AI Based Interactive Smart Home Hub<p>It features both facial and voice recognition, a 360-degree rotating camera, and …

6 Top-Rated Universal Remotes

We found six well-reviewed universal remotes that cover a lot of ground.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

How to Set Up Your Nest Thermostat

Author: Brian Barrett. Brian Barrett Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.22.17.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Goodbye dumb thermostat, hello smart Nest …

Housing

CES 2018 preview: The smart home gets smarter

We take a look at the smart home and appliance trends that might show up at CES 2018.<p>CES 2018 kicks off in early January and CNET will be there in force, scouring Las Vegas convention halls and pop-up casino demo rooms for the latest product innovations.<p>Not only is CES one of the largest tech shows …

2018 Smart Home Trends Worth Watching

CES is the world’s largest electronics trade show, and it's coming in early January. Here are the most interesting smart home trends we've identified …

Amazon Echo Setup: Make the most of your new smart speaker | Trusted Reviews

<b>Amazon Echo Set-up Guide: How to train Alexa and get your new smart speaker ready to take over your home life.</b><p>The excellent Amazon Echo range, which …

Use Alexa to control nearly anything in your house with this $15 box

It seems like Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa is making its way to just about every connected device on the planet these days. The problem, …

5 quick tips for dealing with your family's nightmare computer

There's no avoiding it. If you're home for the holidays, visiting parents or relatives, sooner or later they're going to say five words that will …

The Best Products of 2017: Home and Design

At first glance, the home seems somewhat immune to innovation. After all, how much can you really improve the light bulb, doorknob or trash can? If …

Sustainability

Review: Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat

It’s impossible to write a review of any smart thermostat without addressing the elephant in the room—the Nest thermostat. As WIRED’s David Pierce …

Motherboard of the Year: Asus Z370 Maximus X Hero

With all the new CPU platforms this year, picking just a single motherboard is difficult. We've seen plenty of great offerings for virtually every …

Computer Hardware

Fallout 4: New Vegas mod looks great with base game's dynamic weather

With the right ensemble of mods, Fallout: New Vegas can look stunning. Instead of relying on a hotchpotch of player-made creations, though, one …

The Witcher 3 best overhaul mods: Ghost Mode and Witcher 3 Enhanced Edition

"Some people mod because they like to give others joy with their creation. Others [mod] because they just fuckin' feel like it. I'm the latter." I'm …

Wink integrates with Sonos to automatically play music throughout your smart home

Home automation and the IoT have had a huge year in 2017, and Wink is no exception. Today the smart home platform has announced that it will finally be adding support for one of the hottest products this holiday season, Sonos Speakers. This comes after Sonos opened up its ecosystem a couple of …

Smart Homes