The Good The Sesame is reasonably priced and easy to install, and has a fun knock-to-unlock feature for iOS devices. The Bad The Sesame doesn't work natively with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Siri,
Eero thinks it's time for a new philosophy to tackle home Wi-Fi: strength in numbers. You may think your home Wi-Fi is fine. But the San Francisco-based startup argues that trouble is coming for you soon,
The lighting aisle at your local hardware store has seen a lot of changes over the past few years, with incandescents getting phased out in favor of more efficient options. That's led to a rapid rise LED
Manything is a free, iOS-specific app that lets you repurpose your old iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch into a cloud-based video-monitoring device. Yes, you need at least two Apple products for this to work
The Good The $150 Lutron Smart Bridge transforms Caseta Wireless plug-in lamp dimmers, Pico remote controls, and Serena battery-powered window shades into Wi-Fi-enabled home automation products. The app
The Good The Finally Light Bulb offers a familiar design and a quality of light that complements skin tones better than most LEDs. The Bad The Finally Light Bulb contains mercury, it won't dim, and it
Asus Blue Cave Smart Wi-Fi router D-Link AC1750 Wi-Fi Router Zyxel Multy X Mesh Wi-Fi System (WSQ50) TP-Link Archer C2300 Wi-Fi router Norton Core Wi-Fi router Zyxel Armor Z2 Phicomm Smart Home Wi-Fi (K3)
The appeal -- and potential -- of the SmartThings connected-home platform was obvious when I reviewed one of the SmartThings starter kits in December 2013. Now, in 2014, that potential is starting to realized
Home security giant ADT has announced a partnership with family-tracking app Life360, along with plans for joint development of a subscription-based mobile security smart phone app, to be released in 2014.
The Good D-Link's $50 Wi-Fi Smart Plug offers remote control of your small appliances, including scheduling and energy usage stats -- a better value than the $60 Belkin WeMo Insight Switch, which has features.
Cree's new PAR38 LED boasts 1,500 lumens, can survive being rained on if used outdoors, and costs less than similar bulbs from larger manufacturers. Cree, the upstart LED lighting manufacturer headquartered
The Good Putting out bright, vivid, accurate colors and a full spectrum of natural tones at up to 1,000 lumens, the Lifx bulb boasts impressive lighting qualities. The new IFTTT channel adds some sorely
Editors' note: This story was originally published on Dec. 9, 2014, and has been updated frequently with latest information. When it comes to home networking, there's a soup of technical terms, LAN, WAN,
The Good The Tabu LuMini LED offers the same ease of use, fun factor, and high color accuracy of last year's Lumen LED. It also costs half as much. The Bad There are no white diodes in the RGB-only LuMini,
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been updated to include information regarding the recently announced Quirky Channels on IFTTT. SmartThings is welcoming some new third-party devices into its smart home
Shopping for furniture? Need to figure out how much paint you need for a living-room makeover? Planning to sell your house? These and other activities can benefit greatly from having a floor plan, but
The Good The easy-to-use Philips Hue Tap brings practical convenience to existing smart lighting setups. Its wireless, kinetic-powered design needs no battery or electricity, which is beyond cool. The
Editors' note II: The issue with the site video has been fixed. Thanks for your patience. Editors' note: We're having some technical difficulties with the site version of this week's episode, so I've using
Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter (Kit) review: A fast, easy, and cheap way to extend your network - CNET
The Good The plug-and-play Trendnet Powerline 500 AV2 Adapter provides some three times the speed of a regular Ethernet connection. It's affordable, especially when you purchase a kit of two. The Bad adapter
Editors' note:This post is part of an ongoing series. For the other parts, check out the related stories. If you've been following this series, you'll know that I explained the LAN and WAN ports on a router
Editors' note: This post is regularly updated. If you're looking for the best home broadband speeds, cable internet service is still the go-to choice since fiber optic is only available in limited areas.