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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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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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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 home security system of 2021

Best home security system of 2021

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Best gas grills of 2021: Weber, Char-Broil and more
Best gas grills of 2021: Weber, Char-Broil and more

Best gas grills of 2021: Weber, Char-Broil and more

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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

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

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The best office chair of 2021
The best office chair of 2021

The best office chair of 2021

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Best smart thermostat of 2021
Best smart thermostat of 2021

Best smart thermostat of 2021

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The best robot vacuum for 2021
The best robot vacuum for 2021

The best robot vacuum for 2021

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The best gaming routers for 2021
The best gaming routers for 2021

The best gaming routers for 2021

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Black Friday broadband bargains: Don't wait until Cyber Monday for these sales!
Black Friday broadband bargains: Don't wait until Cyber Monday for these sales!

Black Friday broadband bargains: Don't wait until Cyber Monday for these sales!

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The best Wi-Fi routers of 2021
The best Wi-Fi routers of 2021

The best Wi-Fi routers for 2021

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Upgrade your yard lighting to LED the smart way. Here's how
Upgrade your yard lighting to LED the smart way. Here's how

Upgrade your yard lighting to LED the smart way. Here's how

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California outlaws future sales of gas leaf blowers and lawn mowers. What to know about the new rule
California outlaws future sales of gas leaf blowers and lawn mowers. What to know about the new rule

California outlaws future sales of gas leaf blowers and lawn mowers. What to know about the new rule

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Best smart home devices to buy in 2021
Best smart home devices to buy in 2021

Best smart home devices of 2021

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Best home security cameras of 2021
Best home security cameras of 2021

Best home security cameras of 2021

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Best cordless vacuum of 2021: Tineco, Dyson, Moosoo, Shark, Samsung, LG and more
Best cordless vacuum of 2021: Tineco, Dyson, Moosoo, Shark, Samsung, LG and more

Best cordless vacuum of 2021: Tineco, Dyson, Moosoo, Shark, Samsung, LG and more

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When do flour, sugar and other baking ingredients really expire?
When do flour, sugar and other baking ingredients really expire?

When do flour, sugar and other baking ingredients really expire?

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Amazon Echo essentials: 34 useful tips to get the most from Alexa
Amazon Echo essentials: 34 useful tips to get the most from Alexa

Amazon Echo essentials: 34 useful tips to get the most from Alexa

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Your smart thermostat can save you money. Here's how
Your smart thermostat can save you money. Here's how

Your smart thermostat can save you money. Here's how

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Best standing desk for 2021
Best standing desk for 2021

Best standing desk for 2021

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Wi-Fi 6E routers are here, and we're not ready for them
Wi-Fi 6E routers are here, and we're not ready for them

Wi-Fi 6E routers are here, and we're not ready for them

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Could small nuclear reactors be the future of energy?
Could small nuclear reactors be the future of energy?

Small nuclear reactors could be the future of energy

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Best satellite internet providers of 2021
Best satellite internet providers of 2021

Best satellite internet providers of 2021

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Tailgate in the cold weather like a pro with these 10 easy tips
Tailgate in the cold weather like a pro with these 10 easy tips

10 easy and quick tips for tailgating in cold weather

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Best air fryer for 2021: Ninja, Dash, Gourmia and more
Best air fryer for 2021: Ninja, Dash, Gourmia and more

Need an air fryer? Here are the best of the best

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Best smart speaker for 2021
Best smart speaker for 2021

Best smart speakers for 2021

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Best outdoor home security cameras of 2021
Best outdoor home security cameras of 2021

The best outdoor home security cameras right now

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Best Alexa devices to buy in 2021
Best Alexa devices to buy in 2021

The best Alexa devices of 2021

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Best wireless home security cameras on the market in 2021
Best wireless home security cameras on the market in 2021

Best wireless home security cameras on the market in 2021

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Best fire pit to buy in 2021
Best fire pit to buy in 2021

Best fire pit to buy in 2021

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Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: Ring, Nest, Arlo and more
Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: Ring, Nest, Arlo and more

Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: Ring, Nest, Arlo and more

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The best air purifier to buy in 2021
The best air purifier to buy in 2021

The best air purifier to buy in 2021

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Home Security

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Best home security cameras of 2021

Best home security cameras of 2021

Whether you're looking for indoor or outdoor security cameras, these are the best devices on the market now.

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Best home security system for 2021

Best home security system for 2021

Home security is evolving every year and it can be overwhelming to keep up. We've got you covered with our list of the top home security systems available now.

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The best outdoor home security cameras right now

The best outdoor home security cameras right now

Whether you're looking for wired or wireless options, these outdoor security cameras will keep an eye on your home -- even through wind and rain.

Best wireless home security cameras on the market in 2021

Best wireless home security cameras on the market in 2021

Outdoor cameras are invaluable for home security -- but wiring them can be a massive pain. We've got the solution.

Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: Ring, Nest, Arlo and more

Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: Ring, Nest, Arlo and more

Video doorbells are evolving and getting smarter every year, so we've tested the best of the best video doorbell cameras to help you decide which is right for your home.

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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.

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Black Friday broadband bargains: Don't wait until Cyber Monday for these sales!

Black Friday broadband bargains: Don't wait until Cyber Monday for these sales!

Internet service providers want your business and are willing to make a deal to get it. As Black Friday draws near, we'll keep an eye on the best offers.

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The best Wi-Fi routers for 2021

The best Wi-Fi routers for 2021

Your Wi-Fi router is the unsung hero holding your smart home together. From mesh to gaming to Wi-Fi 6, these are the best we've tested.

Wi-Fi 6E routers are here, and we're not ready for them

Wi-Fi 6E routers are here, and we're not ready for them

Commentary: A new generation of routers boasts access to the ultrawide 6GHz band -- but right now, that band means very little for the average home network.

Best satellite internet providers of 2021

Best satellite internet providers of 2021

For many parts of rural America, satellite internet is the only way to get connected. Here are the best options available.

Smart Home

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Best smart home devices of 2021

Best smart home devices of 2021

There's no place like (a smart) home. Here's our picks of the best gadgets of the year that will have your home working smarter, not harder.

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Amazon Echo essentials: 34 useful tips to get the most from Alexa

Amazon Echo essentials: 34 useful tips to get the most from Alexa

Don't forget about these convenient Alexa features.

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Best smart speakers for 2021

Best smart speakers for 2021

These are our picks for the best smart speakers you can buy for Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa's help around the house.

The best Alexa devices of 2021

The best Alexa devices of 2021

The Alexa landscape is vast and overwhelming, so here's a simple breakdown of the top Alexa devices to buy today.

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

Scratched your screen? Don't worry. There are a few DIY ways to make your screen look better in a snap. There are also a few tricks you should avoid.

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Best cordless vacuum of 2021: Tineco, Dyson, Moosoo, Shark, Samsung, LG and more

Best cordless vacuum of 2021: Tineco, Dyson, Moosoo, Shark, Samsung, LG and more

To find out which cordless vacuum is the best for you we tested popular models from Tineco, Dyson, Moosoo, Shark, LG, Samsung and others.

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When do flour, sugar and other baking ingredients really expire?

When do flour, sugar and other baking ingredients really expire?

Is that bag of flour still usable? Does sugar ever go bad? Here's what you need to know about dry goods and food safety.

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Best standing desk for 2021

Best standing desk for 2021

Sit or stand. The choice is yours.

Need an air fryer? Here are the best of the best

Need an air fryer? Here are the best of the best

We tested a few popular models to find the best overall oven, best budget air fryer, small air fryer and more.

Best robot vacuum for 2021

Best robot vacuum for 2021

To find out which is best, we rigorously lab-tested leading models from Neato, iRobot, Electrolux, Eufy, Ecovacs and more.

Yard & Outdoors

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The secret to better burgers? A clean grill

The secret to better burgers? A clean grill

As the weather cools, it's a good time to give your grill a deep cleaning.

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10 easy and quick tips for tailgating in cold weather

10 easy and quick tips for tailgating in cold weather

You've heard the saying "drink until you can't feel the cold," but you'll find these 10 tricks will keep you much warmer (and less boozy) on game day.

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Upgrade your yard lighting to LED the smart way. Here's how

Upgrade your yard lighting to LED the smart way. Here's how

Keep your current garden lights, but change the bulbs.

California outlaws future sales of gas leaf blowers and lawn mowers. What to know about the new rule

California outlaws future sales of gas leaf blowers and lawn mowers. What to know about the new rule

By 2024, new gas-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers won't be sold in California.

Best fire pit to buy in 2021

Best fire pit to buy in 2021

We tested a group of popular fire pits from Breeo, Solo Stove, BioLite, Tiki and others. Here are the best of the best.

Energy & Utilities

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Solar panels for RVs, campervans and travel trailers: Everything you need to know

Solar panels for RVs, campervans and travel trailers: Everything you need to know

Considering outfitting your RV with solar panels? Start here.

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Winter home prep: How to use and maintain your humidifier

Winter home prep: How to use and maintain your humidifier

Cold weather brings dry air. Here's how a humidifier can help.

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Your smart thermostat can save you money. Here's how

Your smart thermostat can save you money. Here's how

Smart thermostats are most than just convenient. They help you use less energy and save you money over time.

5 signs you need a new furnace

5 signs you need a new furnace

Is it time for a new furnace, or can yours hang on a little longer?

Small nuclear reactors could be the future of energy

Small nuclear reactors could be the future of energy

Small modular reactors could make nuclear power much more common. NuScale Power is the first company to have its SMR design approved by the US government.

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