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Easy alternatives to hanging Christmas lights

Ditch the ladder. These tips will have your house lit without stringing lights.

By November 24, 2015


Etiquette guide to Apple's new emojis: Don't hug the middle finger!

Apple put more than 150 new emojis in its latest iOS update, but just when is it appropriate to send someone an image of a block of cheese or a levitating man? CNET's Danny Gallagher plays Miss Manners.

By October 22, 2015


Best LED lightbulbs

Replace your old, soon-to-be outlawed incandescent bulbs with one of these top-rated LED replacement bulbs.

By May 30, 2014


Lightbulbs beyond Edison's wildest dreams (pictures)

We've come a long way from the days of the simple incandescent. Here are some of our favorite modern spins on the basic bulb.

10 Images By May 28, 2014


​Startup aims to make home devices smart enough to anticipate what you need

Silk Labs wants to weave its software and services into all the new networked devices coming to homes of the future. Behind it: a trio fresh from the ambitious Firefox OS smartphone project.

By August 21, 2015


How to use IFTTT recipes to save money

Get free stuff and control your electricity bill with IFTTT.

By June 26, 2015


Play-Fi audio products get Spotify Connect

Play-Fi devices from the likes of Polk and Definitive Technology are now able to stream music over Wi-Fi using Spotify's mobile and desktop app.

By April 28, 2015


Spotify Connect: What it is and how it works

If you're a Spotify Premium subscriber and want to unshackle your music from your phone to play on your home stereo system, Spotify Connect is the way to go. Here's everything you need to know.

By April 27, 2015


NASA lightbulbs come down to Earth and into your house

Lighting Science makes its space station lightbulbs available to everyday folks who need help falling asleep and waking up.

By January 7, 2014


Facebook dives deeper into the connected home

The world's largest social network joins Google and Samsung in eyeing the potentially lucrative Internet of Things market.

By March 25, 2015