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How to sync Apple TV with your smart-home setup

Apple TV quietly plays an important role in the fully functional, Apple HomeKit-powered smart home. Here's how to get it up and running.

By November 2, 2015


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


A smart lighting setup for the CNET Smart Home

Building the CNET Smart Home: Color-changing bulbs, connected switches and voice activation: We're going all-in on smart lighting for our new living lab.

By September 29, 2015


Cortana setup tips and commands

Get the most out of Windows 10's virtual assistant by optimizing your setup and learning some of the more useful commands.

By July 29, 2015


How to turn your old tablet into a universal smart home remote

Dust off your old tablet and turn it into a one-stop control center for all your smart home devices.

By November 25, 2015


What exactly is the ideal smart home?

There's no shortage of options when it comes to building a smart home that works for you. Here's the gear each CNET Smart Home editor would go with in their own home -- and the gadgets they're passing on.

By November 24, 2015


Tesla recalls all Model S sedans for seat belt concerns

Some 90,000 cars are being scrutinized after one owner reported a poorly connected seat belt.

By November 20, 2015


Here's why the Xbox One's November update is a big deal

The new Xbox One update introduces new features and backward compatibility, and promises better performance.

By October 28, 2015


What connected booze tech are we putting in the CNET Smart Home?

Automated homebrewing? Smart cocktails? Robotic bartenders? We'll drink to that.

By November 21, 2015


Scout brings customization to your home security setup

Scout is completely a la carte, ensuring that you can pick and choose the right accessories for your home.

By December 16, 2014