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Everything coming and going on Netflix for October

There are a ton of new movies and TV shows hitting Netflix in October. Also, the beginning of October sees lots of titles going offline.

By September 28, 2015


Google wants to become the one-stop shop of tech

The search giant shows off two smartphones, two streaming devices, a tablet and a new version of its Android software. Google's message is clear: We can be your everything.

By September 29, 2015


Stephen Hawking says nomadic aliens might crush us

Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist says that simple math makes him believe there are aliens out there.

By September 30, 2015


Nest and Yale forge ahead with new Weave-integrated smart lock

Google's Nest names Yale the first Weave-enabled third-party brand and promises the 'Linus Lock' in 2016.

By October 1, 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


Let there be lights! (smart lights, that is)

Automated lighting makes a lot of sense for the modern, connected living space. Here's what we chose for the CNET Smart Home.

By September 29, 2015

Editors' Take

Apple HomeKit (iOS)

Yes, you can already access various smart home products from your iPhone or iPad, but Apple's HomeKit software may have found a better way... if it ever officially launches.

By September 10, 2015

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Editors' Take

Home Connect

Bosch will expand its Home Connect app launched last year to smarten up fridges, washing machines, dryers, and coffee machines.

By September 2, 2015


iDevices brings an outdoor plug and a thermostat to HomeKit

iDevices brings a trio of smart-home products to market, all compatible with Apple HomeKit centralized control on iOS and powered by Siri voice activation.

By September 16, 2015


iHome iSP5 SmartPlug

Avoid the iSP5 SmartPlug if you're an Android user. For iOS, it's worth considering given the HomeKit compatibility and relatively low cost, but if you want to start building a larger smart home, I'd wait for a more robust HomeKit option as at least two will hit retailers by the end of 2015.

By August 25, 2015

3 stars Editors' rating August 25, 2015

MSRP: $39.99