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Best smart home devices of 2014

From smart locks to smart lights, here's the best in smart home tech.

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Yale Real Living Key Free Push Button B1L Deadbolt

Newer, smaller models are said to be available as soon as this month.

July 21, 2014

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Apple's new Swift coding language hopes to lock down errors

Apple's new computer language Swift promises to prevent the programming problems that have plagued its predecessors.

By June 2, 2014

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Steve Jobs wanted to 'further lock customers' into Apple's 'ecosystem'

That's according to an e-mail he sent to employees in 2010 that included "2011: Holy War with Google" as a talking point for an upcoming meeting.

By April 2, 2014

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August Smart Lock

August is another entrant into the smart lock market. Its relatively low $199 price makes it an appealing option for DIY home automation fans.

October 2, 2013

MSRP: $199.00

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Location, location, location: Want to help Mozilla break the ecosystem locks?

The MozStumbler app is one way Android users can assist Mozilla with its quest to open up the walled gardens of Apple and Google.

By March 27, 2014

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Okidokeys Smart-Lock (Polar White)

Okidokeys Smart-Lock offers tons of options, but you might not get past its looks.

January 5, 2014

MSRP: $179.00

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Goji Smart Lock

Camera, knock sensor, and a digital set of keys to unlock your door via Bluetooth: the install-it-yourself Goji Smart Lock aims high.

October 3, 2013

MSRP: $278.00

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Making sense of lock security

How does CNET test deadbolts? How secure is secure enough? And what about new smart features?

By November 22, 2013

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Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player

The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies, and Netflix's 4K streaming service. It will debut in July for $699, although customers who pre-order can save $200.

April 16, 2014

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Poly-Control Danalock

This new Danalock smart lock boasts some welcome wireless network and aesthetic design options.

December 9, 2013

MSRP: $99.00