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How to keep your food fresh on long road trips

There's nothing like a summer 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

Not quite ready to splurge on a home-security camera? Here's a free work-around for iOS users.

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Installing the Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

This straightforward, do-it-yourself setup will have you on your way to smart heating and cooling in no time.

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

You can use IFTTT for tons of fun automations, but this practical recipe will trigger your Philips Hue LEDs to turn red when the National Weather Service issues an alert in your area.

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How to clean up a broken CFL

If a fluorescent light comes crashing down onto your kitchen floor, releasing the mercury trapped within, you don't need to panic. Just follow these steps to safely get things cleaned up.

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Turn your smart home on and off using your car

With the right devices and a little help from IFTTT, you can turn your smart home on and off using your car's ignition switch. Here's how.

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

You can use the free Koubachi application to get all of the care advice and email reminders you need to keep your plants flourishing without paying a penny.

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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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