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The Best Smart Thermostats for 2021

Whether you want to control your home's heating and cooling with your phone or your voice, the best connected thermostats offer flexibility and can help save you money on energy.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Smart Light Bulbs for 2021

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to dive into smart home technology is with smart light bulbs. Here's what you need to know to get started, along with reviews of the top Bluetooth and Wi-Fi LEDs we've tested.

By Alex Colon  & Angela Moscaritolo

The Best Smart Kitchen Appliances for 2021

Cook like a top chef with smart gadgets that add high-tech convenience to your culinary repertoire. The best connected kitchen appliances we've tested can help you with every step of the cooking process.

By Will Greenwald  & Alex Colon

The Best Robot Vacuums for 2021

Want to keep your floors clean without lifting a finger? Let a robot do the work for you. The options are more capable and affordable than ever, and we've rounded up the best robot vacuums to help you pick one that's just right for your home.

By Alex Colon  & Angela Moscaritolo

How to Review and Delete Your Alexa History

Want to review what you've asked Alexa, delete the more embarrassing queries, or tell Amazon to stop listening to your recordings? Here's how to do it.

By Chloe Albanesius

The Best Indoor Home Security Cameras for 2021

If you want to keep an eye on what's happening in your home when you're not there, but you don't want to invest in a full-fledged home security system, a Wi-Fi-connected camera is worth a look. These are the best indoor home security cameras in our testing.

By Will Greenwald  & Alex Colon

Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 Review

4.0

The Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 is an affordable home security camera that offers lots of features for the price including sharp 2K video, voice control, and intelligent motion alerts.

By John R. Delaney

How to Set Up Multiple Echo Devices and Enable Multi-Room Music Playback

You can set up and manage several Amazon Echo devices in your household and even play the same music on multiple Alexa devices at the same time. Here's how.

By Lance Whitney

How to Manage Amazon Echo With the Alexa App

If you're having trouble controlling your Echo device, you can turn to the Alexa app or website for help.

By Lance Whitney

The Best DIY Smart Home Security Systems for 2021

Keeping an eye on your home with a security system doesn't need to involve professional installation or monthly fees. It's also not nearly as hard as you think. Check out the best do-it-yourself smart home security systems we've tested for simple and affordable ways to stay safe.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Smart Home Security Systems for 2021

Need a security system but don't know where to start? We've tested all the major DIY and professionally installed security packages to help you determine which is the best smart home security system for you.

By John R. Delaney  & Alex Colon

The Best Smart Locks for 2021

Keys are so 20th century. A connected lock offers both security and flexibility, letting you control access to your home with your phone. And installation is easier than you think. Here's what you need to know and the best smart locks we've tested.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Outdoor Home Security Cameras for 2021

Keep your home and property safe by monitoring what's happening outside with a connected camera. These smart outdoor security cams can withstand the elements to keep your home protected from the inside out.

By John R. Delaney

Kasa Spot 24/7 Recording (KC400) Review

4.0

The Kasa Spot 24/7 Recording (KC400) is an affordable indoor security camera that delivers sharp 2K video and offers local and cloud storage options, support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands, and person detection.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Robot Pool Cleaners and Smart Water Monitors

If you're looking to keep your pool clean and safe for swimming without spending hours of time on it, we've tested the best pool tech so you can simply kick back and enjoy the water.

By John R. Delaney

Wyze Cam V3 Review

4.5
Editors' Choice

The inexpensive Wyze Cam V3 is an indoor/outdoor home security camera that packs a ton of features into its tiny frame including color night vision, intelligent motion detection, voice control, a built-in siren, and local video storage.

Tertill Weeding Robot Review

4.0

The Tertill Weeding Robot doesn't offer much in the way of smart features, but it's easy to use and does a good job of controlling weed growth in your garden.

By John R. Delaney

Google Refreshes Nest Cameras and Video Doorbell, Introduces $100 Model

The wired Nest Cam replaces the now six-year-old Nest Cam Indoor with a much lower $99.99 price.

By Will Greenwald

Wyze Night Light Review

4.0

Though short on smart features, the Wyze Night Light is an easy-to-use and affordable solution for automatically illuminating dark areas of your home at night.

By Angela Moscaritolo

The Best Smart Air Purifiers for 2021

Smart air purifiers can help you keep a close eye on your indoor air quality and breathe a little easier. From HEPA filtration to ionic technology, we help you understand your options and select the best connected air purifier for your needs and budget.

By Angela Moscaritolo