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The iPhone 6S siren call: How a curious Android user resists switching

Commentary: CNET's Stephen Shankland has nothing against the iPhone itself. It's Apple's control over its ever-broader product suite that leaves him leery.

By September 23, 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


This iPad look-a-like seeks to secure your home

The $299 Sentri tucks a live streaming camera, a siren and more into its large touchscreen tablet.

By November 18, 2015


Is DIY security good enough for the CNET Smart Home?

Two do-it-yourself security brands duke it out for ultimate supremacy in the CNET Smart Home. Find out if there's a clear winner or if both systems fall short.

By November 1, 2015


The cult of productivity, and the obsession with 'getting things done'

From CNET Magazine: Organizing, parceling and simplifying life are at the heart of one of the biggest trends in tech culture. And it shows no signs of stopping.

By October 29, 2015


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


Chasing the Silicon Valley dream is harder than you'd think

The CNET News team ventured out this summer to see how the world's innovation hot spots compared with the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's what we learned during Road Trip 2015.

By September 27, 2015


These connected cameras take DIY security to the next level

Browse our list of cameras to see if do-it-yourself home security is right for you.

By July 6, 2015


Start your home security hunt here

Jump-start your home security search with this handy buying guide.

By September 16, 2015


'Ghostbusters' director Paul Feig tweets first look at Ecto-1

What ya gonna ride to bust ghosts? The new film's director tweets photos of the new car that will be hauling around the specter-catching ladies.

By July 8, 2015