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The TV setup mistake you might regret

The way you set up your home cinema equipment matters. Sharon Profis explains why on "You're Doing it All Wrong."

By October 11, 2015

Best products

Best home video products of 2015

We've chosen a cross-section of some of the best home video devices to round out any home theater.


How to trick people into thinking you're home when you're not (pictures)

One benefit to a truly smart home: It can pretend to be full even when it's empty.

16 Images By October 5, 2015


Apple HomeKit is here -- and so are the gadgets

The number of smart home devices that work with Siri is growing: here's everything we've tested so far.

By October 12, 2015


Schlage Sense Bluetooth Deadbolt (Apple HomeKit-enabled)

If you've committed to HomeKit for your smart-home setup (and if you own an Apple TV), then this is an easy lock to recommend, but keep in mind that other locks like it are compatible with more products and platforms.

By October 9, 2015

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 9, 2015

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Siri runs the smart home with these HomeKit-compatible gadgets (pictures)

Apple HomeKit is the set of smart-home protocols built directly into your iPhone's operating system. Here are the devices that put it to use.

10 Images By October 13, 2015

Editors' Take

Philips Hue Bridge 2.0 with Apple HomeKit support

With a new version of the Hue Bridge, you'll be able to bring your smart lights under Siri's control.

By October 5, 2015

MSRP: $60.00


Brew espresso at home without breaking the bank

These domestic espresso machines prove you don't have to pay through the nose to enjoy cafe drinks at home.

By October 10, 2015

Editors' Take

Logitech Harmony Home Hub Extender

Slip this $100 extender beneath your hub, and you'll be able to take control of bulbs, door locks and more right from your remote control.

By October 6, 2015

MSRP: $99.99


Choosing the right thermostat for the CNET Smart Home

Smart thermostats are one of the more competitive niches in the smart home. Here's how we narrowed down our choices.

By October 8, 2015


Insteon Hub Pro (HomeKit-enabled)

If you're an iOS user looking to schedule lights and appliances to turn on and off through a single app, then Insteon's HomeKit-compatible Hub fits the bill, and it has the potential to get even better, but as of now, it's too limited to recommend.

By September 19, 2015

3 stars Editors' rating September 19, 2015

MSRP: $149.99