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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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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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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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The latest generation of energy-efficient LED bulbs are brighter and give off more even light.

Five things to consider before buying LED bulbs

Before you head to the store, learn about the specs to look out for when buying LED bulbs.

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DIY: home surveillance with IP network cameras

Are your plans to install web-enabled home-security cameras wasting away in the too-hard basket? We take you through the process of installing these cams, from cabling to monitoring them on your iPhone.

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Save power with smart-sensing power boards and timers

With power bills on the rise and ever more tech gadgets entering the home, it can pay to be power conscious.

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