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Nest Learning Thermostat gets a little smarter with software update

Nest has made a few handy updates to its flagship Learning Thermostat, with more information, better auto-scheduling and easier operation.

By December 15, 2014


Polar Pro PowerGrip H2O is more than your average GoPro pole mount

With elements seemingly borrowed from other GoPro accessories including the company's own battery-integrated pole mount, the PowerGrip H2O packs in a lot of usability.

By October 5, 2015


3 things you should know before you buy your next laptop

From the Cheapskate: The best laptop deal isn't always the deal you should choose. The most important "feature"? Usability.

By September 3, 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


'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


Paralysed man walks on his own legs, no exoskeleton involved

A man who was paralysed five years ago walked again using a non-invasive brain interface that transfers signals to his own muscles.

By September 24, 2015


Apple iPad Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs. MacBook Air

How does the new big-screen iPad size up against the competition?

By September 9, 2015


​Apple TV's Siri-ous challenge: Roku, Fire TV and Nexus Player take Apple's voice control test

We compared to see how Google's Nexus Player, an Amazon Fire TV and a Roku 3 could handle the voice commands Apple highlighted with the new Apple TV.

By September 12, 2015


Hello, Galaxy house: Why your smart home is Samsung's next big thing

The company is banking on the fact that you'll eventually want everything in your home to talk to each other. Guess what? Samsung already builds a lot of those things.

By September 4, 2015


Wacom turns a new page in digital notetaking (hands-on)

At the IFA show in Germany, Wacom rolled up some product updates and launched a hybrid ballpoint/ electronic-folio system for notetaking on real paper.

By September 3, 2015