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Best wireless routers of 2014

CNET editors choose the best 802.11ac networking devices, including wireless routers.

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ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (PLA5206KIT)

The ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is currently the fastest way to extend a network to a place in your home where your Wi-Fi signal can't reach.

September 25, 2014

4 stars Editors' rating September 25, 2014
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Sense Mother

If you can get past Mother's odd and occasionally downright spooky branding, Sense's home automation hub is actually a pretty clever way to organize your life.

September 29, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 29, 2014
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GE Link Connected LED

These low-cost bulbs definitely merit consideration, especially if you've already bought into Wink. We aren't sure we'd outfit a whole house with them, though.

September 26, 2014

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 26, 2014

MSRP: $15.00

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Haven Smart Lock

Haven's crowd-funded Smart Lock wants to challenge the DIY security status quo.

September 26, 2014

Pricing not available

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Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U Dual-band Wireless Gigabit Router

The hefty price aside, the Asus AC2400 RT-AC87U is the most complete 802.11ac router to date, capable of satisfying all your home networking needs.

August 1, 2014

4.5 stars Editors' rating August 1, 2014
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Taking a look at GE's low-cost Link LED (pictures)

At 15 bucks each, these smart bulbs are some of the most affordable currently available.

6 Images By September 26, 2014

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Why the Bash bug will be a big headache

Don't shrug off the Bash security flaw. Bridget Carey explains how hackers could use it to attack various computer systems -- and even lightbulbs. Also, Amazon is crafting smart-home devices and Apple offers a fix for its botched iOS 8.0.1 update.

By September 25, 2014

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SimpliSafe Home Security

Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.

December 9, 2013

4.5 stars Editors' rating December 9, 2013
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Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

The Ecobee3's sluggish touchscreen and glitchy apps hold it back, but fixes are in the works that might soon make this smart thermostat worthy of your consideration.

September 30, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating September 30, 2014

MSRP: $249.00

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Aerelight OLED Desk Lamp

Aerelight's OLED desk lamp offers wireless phone charging, capacitive-touch controls, and a steep price tag.

September 23, 2014

MSRP: $239.00