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Hero Smart Appliance

The Hero Smart Appliance dispenses as many as 10 medicines, monitors how much you have left and sends you alerts through a connected app.

By 8 March 2016

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Best small appliances of 2016

Whether you want a pot of coffee, a pizza, or a steak dinner, you can find a great option to make your taste buds happy with one of our favorite small appliances.


How to measure the quality of light bulbs

Appliance Science looks at the science behind testing the quality of light bulbs and the CRI.

By 20 July 2016


Samsung's $6,000 smart fridge is an outstanding appliance

The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator is too expensive for most of us, but that doesn't mean it isn't great.

By 7 July 2016


Appliance Science: How wireless power works

Ever wonder how wireless power systems are able to charge your phone without cables? Appliance Science has the answer -- and a look at what might be coming next.

By 23 June 2016


GE Appliances completes sale to Haier

Haier, a Chinese manufacturer, paid $5.6 billion for the appliance division of General Electric. The companies announced the close of the sale today.

By 7 June 2016


How the Amazon Dash button works

​Appliance Science: Push button, order stuff. The Amazon Dash Button makes ordering things as simple as pressing a button when you realize you are running low. Appliance Science looks at how it works.

By 2 June 2016


Appliance Science: How carbon monoxide detectors work

A carbon monoxide detector can detect even minute amounts of this silent killer. Here's how they work.

By 17 May 2016


Appliance Science: How solar panels convert light into electricity

Solar panels harvest the energy of the sun to drive your appliances. How do they convert one form of energy into another? Appliance Science is here to explain.

By 3 May 2016


CNET's Smart Home takes smart laundry appliances for a spin

Are there any large appliances clever enough for the CNET Smart Home? We try out a connected washer and dryer to see.

By 19 April 2016


​Appliance Science: How smoke alarms alert you to fires

Smoke detectors save lives. By warning you when it detects smoke, a smoke alarm can give you valuable time to escape a fire. But they can also be a pain, going off when you are cooking. Appliance Science looks at the science of smoke alarms.

By 12 April 2016