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HVAC buying guide

Thinking about upgrading to a smart thermostat? Start here.

By March 11, 2015


Zeroing in on the DIY smart HVAC landscape

Home heating and cooling options have changed a lot in recent years. Here's everything you need to know to get started.

By March 10, 2015


How to create custom Amazon Echo voice commands for Alexa

With a little help from IFTTT, you can program your own commands for Amazon Echo that'll have Alexa doing your bidding. Here's the step-by-step on how to do it.

By November 16, 2015


Souping up the CNET Smart Home garage

Bringing the CNET Smart Home's garage online and Internet-connected was fun, fast and shrewdly preps it for the future.

By October 15, 2015


"Does it feel hot in here?" The time we set the Smart Home to 105 degrees

We installed two new Nest Learning Thermostats at the CNET Smart Home and learned a lot along the way.

By October 8, 2015


Smart energy tech can save you more than money

Whole-home energy monitors ensure that you're never in the dark when it comes to your usage.

By August 5, 2015


Save 20 percent on a Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat

From the Cheapskate: Until you've experienced the joy that is an app-controlled thermostat, you haven't lived.

By July 22, 2015


Nest Learning Thermostat gets a little smarter with software update

Nest has made a few handy updates to its flagship Learning Thermostat, with more information, better auto-scheduling and easier operation.

By December 15, 2014


Ford Sync 3 drops Microsoft, puts MyFord Touch out to pasture

Ford's Sync in-car infotainment is about to turn eight, making it one of the most well-established on the market. With version three, it's been completely rebuilt from the ground up.

By December 11, 2014


Want a safe car? Check its cyber safety rating

At the Defcon hackers convention, a security research group proposes an automobile cyber safety rating system that could go far beyond hacking cars.

By August 9, 2014