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How to keep your food fresh on long road trips

There's nothing like a road trip to clear your mind and celebrate the end of summer. Here's low-tech tips on how to keep food fresh on long excursions.

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Monitor your home on-the-go for free with this iOS app hack

The IFTTT-compatible Manything app instantly converts Apple products into free video monitoring devices.

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Installing the Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Follow these steps to set up Honeywell's $280 Lyric thermostat with ease.

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Red alert: Program your Philips Hue LEDs to signal you during severe weather

This IFTTT recipe will connect the National Weather Service's RSS feed to your Philips Hue bulbs when a storm, flood, or other weather event happens in your area.

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How to clean up a broken CFL

Got a shattered CFL on your hands? Worried about mercury? Don't panic -- we'll show you how to clean it up safely and dispose of it responsibly.

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Turn your smart home on and off using your car

With the right device, you can plug your car straight into your smart home setup. We'll show you how.

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How to connect your garden without the cost of a plant sensor

With Koubachi's application and a little setup, it's possible to set up a smart garden, complete with care advice and email reminders, for free.

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Set up custom cleaning boundaries for your robot vacuum

If you've ever wanted more control over where your robot vacuum can clean, this how-to is for you.

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You can get the Belkin WeMo Light Switch installed in no time

Installing the Belkin WeMo Light Switch in your home is a relatively painless enterprise.

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Install the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat in a snap

This intermediate installation is pretty straightforward, but only if you already have the necessary wiring.

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Keep your Roomba running in tip-top shape

Follow these maintenance tips to keep your Roomba running at peak performance (and have a little fun disassembling its parts).

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How to maximize your Roomba's battery life

Avoid replacing your Roomba's expensive battery and keep it vacuuming longer with these handy tips.

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