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Use the cloud to make your garden grow with the Smart Outdoors Buying Guide

Expand your smart home beyond your outer walls with connected outdoor tech.

By September 16, 2015


ZigBee smart-home tech on its way to Samsung handsets -- report

Samsung's next Galaxy reportedly will pack ZigBee wireless technology to let users to control everything from lighting switches to heating controls.

By July 10, 2013


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


SmartThings' next-gen hub does more

Samsung's SmartThings brand is back with an all-new $99 ZigBee and Z-Wave hub. But some lingering flaws hold it back from greatness.

By September 21, 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


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


Start your home security hunt here

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

By September 16, 2015


Connected home device security only gets worse

Connected home devices may be secure enough off the shelf but this doesn't mean this will always be the case, tech firms have warned.

By August 11, 2015


Philips Hue to sync up with Apple HomeKit this fall

Soon, you'll be able to control your color-changing Hue LEDs directly from Apple's iOS-based smart home platform.

By June 8, 2015