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Cree's LED floodlight falls a bit short

The LED upstart's BR30 bulb gets overshadowed by its competitors.

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The $199 August Smart Lock is made of anodized aluminum with a 3.25-inch diameter.

Get your Smart Locks: August starts shipping today

Pre-ordered August smart locks start shipping today, with a public release following soon after.

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The Archos Weather Station tracks the temperature, air quality and other atmospheric data.

Forget smartwatches, here's the connected hat

The Archos Music Beany is a woollen hat that plays music, and is joined by a smart Weather Station and musical lamp.

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Piper combines home security with a customizable Z-Wave hub.

These connected cameras take DIY security to the next level

Whether you're serious about security or simply want to spy on a mischievous pet, these clever cameras are vying for a spot in your home.

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Philips Hue Lux: Not as colorful, but just as smart

Who needs hues? Philips' new smart LED sticks with white light.

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Brightening things up with Philips Hue Lux (pictures)

These well-connected LEDs are a more affordable entry point into the Philips Hue ecosystem.

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Immedia bets on budget security with new Blink system

The Blink Wire-Free HD Home Monitoring & Alert System takes issue with traditional power-cord-dependent Wi-Fi cameras.

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Lighting up the new Philips Hue Lux LEDs

These white-light only Hue LEDs are an affordable smart lighting entry point.

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The Wink Hub strives for a smarter home

Unlike pricier protocol translators, Wink's $80 hub won't weigh you down.

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Archos' awkward answer to home automation

Clunky design defines the Archos $250 Smart Home Starter Pack.

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Archos' ill-conceived Smart Home Starter Pack falls short

Archos' Smart Home Starter Pack seems like a great deal, but arbitrary design choices left us scratching our heads.

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Get to know the Archos Smart Home Starter Pack (pictures)

The Archos Smart Home Starter Pack crams a bunch of home automation and security capabilities into its tablet-centric design.

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