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5 ways to know you're buying an energy-efficient house

5 ways to know you're buying an energy-efficient house

Save the Earth and save money with these home features.

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Nuke your Alexa smart home to get rid of 'ghost' devices

Nuke your Alexa smart home to get rid of 'ghost' devices

Renaming a bunch of your smart home devices without updating Alexa will make a mess of things, but you can use this trick to update them all at once.

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Best grills of 2021

Best grills of 2021

Turn up the heat! Your sizzling steak nights just got a lot tastier, thanks to these top-rated grills.

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Home Security

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Best home security cameras of 2021: Wyze, Arlo and more

Best home security cameras of 2021: Wyze, Arlo and more

Here are our favorite security cameras of the year.

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Best smart locks of 2021: August, Yale, Schlage and more

Best smart locks of 2021: August, Yale, Schlage and more

Ready to ditch your keys? These smart locks make it easy to bring your door online and manage it from anywhere.

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The Foscam X1 1080p Wireless Baby Monitor lets you keep an eye on the kid for $20

The Foscam X1 1080p Wireless Baby Monitor lets you keep an eye on the kid for $20

This refurbished baby cam can be used as a video-call webcam with one-touch dialing.

Ring brings radar to a new floodlight camera

Ring brings radar to a new floodlight camera

The Amazon-owned security company is continuing to update its older devices.

Home security checklist: 9 tips to keep your house safe from intruders

Home security checklist: 9 tips to keep your house safe from intruders

Turns out improving your home's security can be pretty affordable.

Home Internet

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T-Mobile's $60 Home Internet service: My review after 6 weeks

T-Mobile's $60 Home Internet service: My review after 6 weeks

I ditched Comcast in favor of this affordable, 5G-powered alternative. Was it the right decision?

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T-Mobile's $60 Home Internet service, powered by 5G, expands nationwide

T-Mobile's $60 Home Internet service, powered by 5G, expands nationwide

The service will fall back to 4G at times, but offers consumers another choice in service.

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Best mesh routers for 2021: Asus, Orbi, Eero, Google Nest and more

Best mesh routers for 2021: Asus, Orbi, Eero, Google Nest and more

A good mesh router will spread fast, reliable internet speeds throughout your entire home -- and these are the best we've tested.

The best Wi-Fi range extenders for just about everyone

The best Wi-Fi range extenders for just about everyone

Does your home Wi-Fi network need an extra room's worth of coverage? A range extender might be just what you need -- here's everything you need to know.

What is Starlink? Elon Musk's satellite internet venture explained

What is Starlink? Elon Musk's satellite internet venture explained

The billionaire SpaceX CEO is launching satellites into orbit and promising to deliver high-speed broadband internet to as many users as possible.

Smart Home

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3 don't-miss deals from Amazon's Certified Refurbished Sale

3 don't-miss deals from Amazon's Certified Refurbished Sale

Score some of the lowest prices ever for the good-as-new Kindle Paperwhite, Fire HD 10 tablet and Echo Show 8.

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Alexa's most underrated feature: Why you should 'drop in' on Amazon Echo more often

Alexa's most underrated feature: Why you should 'drop in' on Amazon Echo more often

Five inventive ways to use Alexa's intercom function that you probably haven't thought of yet.

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Save $50 on the new Amazon Echo Show 10 and get a free Ring smart bulb

Save $50 on the new Amazon Echo Show 10 and get a free Ring smart bulb

It's the first significant sale on the smart screen that follows you around the room. Plus: This 47-inch desk is just $36.

My week with Sleep Sensing on Google's new Nest Hub

My week with Sleep Sensing on Google's new Nest Hub

What it's really like to have a radar-equipped smart display sense your snoozes every night.

Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google

Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google

We took Amazon and Google out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home devices are out there.

Kitchen & Household

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Tuesday's top deals: $10 toaster, $15 Switch controller, $30 weighted blanket and more

Tuesday's top deals: $10 toaster, $15 Switch controller, $30 weighted blanket and more

Score Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order for $20 and true wireless earbuds for $8.40. Wait, what?

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A big Le Creuset factory sale is happening just in time for Mother's Day

A big Le Creuset factory sale is happening just in time for Mother's Day

Save $122 on the iconic Dutch oven or 50% on a Le Creuset whistling tea kettle for Mom.

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The best dog food delivery for 2021

The best dog food delivery for 2021

Our favorite dog food delivery services send quality kibble and will save you trips to the store.

Is the Meater smart thermometer a pun? I can't tell, but the deluxe 4-probe version is $35 off

Is the Meater smart thermometer a pun? I can't tell, but the deluxe 4-probe version is $35 off

Monitor four different bakes at once from up to 165 feet from the oven or grill.

The best office chair of 2021

The best office chair of 2021

If your office chair is causing you pain, it might be time for an upgrade.

Yard & Outdoors

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So your dog ate a cicada: What to know about Brood X and pet safety

So your dog ate a cicada: What to know about Brood X and pet safety

A swarm of cicadas is coming. Are your pets safe?

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Wearable bug pod protects you from cicadas, and your dignity

Wearable bug pod protects you from cicadas, and your dignity

Hey insects, neener-neener.

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Billions of cicadas are coming. Here's how to keep Brood X off your lawn

Billions of cicadas are coming. Here's how to keep Brood X off your lawn

There are several ways to keep cicadas out of your young trees -- we'll tell you how. But there are also major benefits to keeping them around.

How to choose a new lawn mower

How to choose a new lawn mower

Whether you're buying your first machine or looking to upgrade, here's what you need to know before buying a new lawn mower.

The best outdoor smart home products for spring 2021

The best outdoor smart home products for spring 2021

Spring is here. See our favorite Bluetooth speakers, outdoor lights and other gadgets for your yard.

Energy & Utilities

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How to clean a portable air conditioner

How to clean a portable air conditioner

Follow these simple steps to make your portable AC unit like new.

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5 signs you need to replace your window air conditioner

5 signs you need to replace your window air conditioner

If your window air conditioner is struggling, you might need a new one.

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Light up your life with 32 feet of smart LED lighting for $17

Light up your life with 32 feet of smart LED lighting for $17

Great for TV bias lighting or decorating around your house, this strip works with Alexa and Google Assistant and is half off.

Portable air conditioners: How to buy the right one and stay cool all season long

Portable air conditioners: How to buy the right one and stay cool all season long

Find the right portable air conditioner.

Solar panels 101: How to calculate your payback period

Solar panels 101: How to calculate your payback period

With some simple math, you can estimate how long it will take to pay off the initial cost of your solar panels.

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