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The circle of life: Samsung bets on new shape to help win the smartwatch war

Samsung designers Eunjoo Kim and Jaehyung Hong reveal the inspiration behind the Galaxy Gear S2 smartwatch and why the team had to go back to the drawing board after the Gear S.

By October 2, 2015


Do better, smart ovens: 5 smart features we want to cook with

It's been challenging for manufacturers to figure out how much technology and connectivity to cram into the ordinary oven.

By October 1, 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


'Alexa, hit the lights': Amazon Echo adds support for Insteon devices

Starting today, you'll be able to turn your Insteon smart home gear on and off simply by asking Alexa to do it -- provided you've got the right Insteon Hub.

By September 25, 2015


How we chose a hub for the CNET Smart Home

Here's why we're using SmartThings' second-generation hub as the foundation for the CNET Smart Home (for now, at least).

By September 23, 2015


Smart bulbs vs. smart switches: The pros and cons of connected lighting

Thinking about automating your home's lighting? There are a lot of ways to do it -- here's how to pick what's best for you.

By September 22, 2015


We bought a house: Check out the CNET Smart Home

It's time to take smart-home reviews out of our office and homes to a place where we can report in-depth on the experience of using and living with this growing tech category. Welcome to the CNET Smart Home.

By September 16, 2015


Crave giveaway: FurniQi wireless charging table from Fonesalesman

Score an early prototype of a bamboo charging table that's headed to Indiegogo next month.

By September 18, 2015


Yes, you need to read your oven manual. Here's why.

Manufacturers have included a multitude of settings and advanced cooking technology in new ovens to make cooking easier. All these enhancements have made your oven manual required reading. Here are seven things you'll learn from your instruction guide.

By September 15, 2015


CNET Smart Home: in pursuit of the perfect Wi-Fi network

If you want to build a smart home capable of testing anything, you're going to need a strong, reliable Wi-Fi signal. Here's how we got ours up and running at CNET's brand new Smart Home.

By September 16, 2015