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ArcSoft's new DIY security camera takes aim at Dropcam
Do Simplicam's low monthly cloud storage fees and face-recognition feature make it a DIY security camera stand-out?
August 26, 2014 8:09 AM PDT
3.5 stars Very good
Cree's LED floodlight fails to impress
With tougher competition than last year, Cree's BR30 LED doesn't look like a good value pick.
August 26, 2014 8:04 AM PDT
The GE Reveal LED floodlight wins our Editors' Choice
This well-rounded, well-priced light left us impressed at every turn.
August 22, 2014 9:40 AM PDT
5 stars Spectacular
Chamberlain's MyQ Garage brings smarts to your garage door
This smart garage-door opener works as advertised, but it needs other devices to help it achieve its full potential.
August 11, 2014 10:23 AM PDT
4 stars Excellent
Peq's smart-home plan is far from perfect
Build a Peq smart home, but only with sanctioned parts.
August 22, 2014 8:18 AM PDT
Philips Hue Lux: Not as colorful, but just as smart
Who needs hues? Philips' new smart LED sticks with white light.
August 21, 2014 8:42 AM PDT
4 stars Excellent
Immedia bets on budget security with new Blink system
The Blink Wire-Free HD Home Monitoring & Alert System takes issue with traditional power-cord-dependent Wi-Fi cameras.
August 21, 2014 8:06 AM PDT
The Wink Hub sets its sights on home automation domination
Wink's $80 multiprotocol hub offers a lot for less.
August 18, 2014 8:12 AM PDT
3.5 stars Very good
Eve takes SmartThings outside
The Eve Irrigation controller uses the Adam moisture sensor and weather info from SmartThings to set up a perfect watering schedule.
August 18, 2014 5:20 PM PDT
Archos' ill-conceived Smart Home Starter Pack falls short
Archos' Smart Home Starter Pack seems like a great deal, but arbitrary design choices left us scratching our heads.
August 14, 2014 6:44 AM PDT
2 stars Mediocre
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