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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

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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Amazon Cyber Monday best deals: Echo, Ring, Fire tablets and more still discounted
Amazon Cyber Monday best deals: Echo, Ring, Fire tablets and more still discounted

Amazon Cyber Monday best deals: Echo, Ring, Fire tablets and more still discounted

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Are Tesla solar panels the best option? A price match guarantee makes its case
Are Tesla solar panels the best option? A price match guarantee makes its case

Are Tesla solar panels the best option? A price match guarantee makes its case

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This air fryer is the best to buy on Cyber Monday
This air fryer is the best to buy on Cyber Monday

This air fryer is the best to buy on Cyber Monday

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Amazon Echo: 6 Alexa features you should turn off on your smart speaker and display now
Amazon Echo: 6 Alexa features you should turn off on your smart speaker and display now

Amazon Echo: 6 Alexa features you should turn off on your smart speaker and display now

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Every Alexa command for your Amazon Echo speaker or display available now
Every Alexa command for your Amazon Echo speaker or display available now

Round-up of every Alexa command you can give your Amazon Echo device

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Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: From Ring to Arlo and beyond
Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: From Ring to Arlo and beyond

Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: From Ring to Arlo and beyond

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Best Wi-Fi routers of 2021
Best Wi-Fi routers of 2021

The best Wi-Fi routers for 2021

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

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

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Best air purifiers of 2021
Best air purifiers of 2021

Best air purifiers of 2021

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Best wireless range extenders in 2021
Best wireless range extenders in 2021

Best Wi-Fi range extenders for just about everyone

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Best home security camera of 2021
Best home security camera of 2021

Best home security cameras of 2021

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Cyber Monday's top-selling deals are still available at Amazon right now
Cyber Monday's top-selling deals are still available at Amazon right now

Cyber Monday's top-selling deals are still available at Amazon right now

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The best Cyber Monday kitchen deals still on: Henckels, AeroGarden, SodaStream and more
The best Cyber Monday kitchen deals still on: Henckels, AeroGarden, SodaStream and more

The best Cyber Monday kitchen deals still on: Henckels, AeroGarden, SodaStream and more

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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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Starlink explained: Everything you should know about Elon Musk's satellite internet venture
Starlink explained: Everything you should know about Elon Musk's satellite internet venture

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

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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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Cyber Monday 2021: The best router deals we've seen
Cyber Monday 2021: The best router deals we've seen

Cyber Monday 2021: The best router deals we've seen

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Amazon Echo: A complete roundup of Alexa's Easter eggs
Amazon Echo: A complete roundup of Alexa's Easter eggs

A complete roundup of Alexa's Easter eggs

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Best coffee maker for 2021
Best coffee maker for 2021

Best coffee maker for 2021

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

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

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Nest Wifi vs. Google Wifi: How are the two mesh routers different?
Nest Wifi vs. Google Wifi: How are the two mesh routers different?

Nest Wifi vs. Google Wifi: How are the two mesh routers different?

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

Best outdoor home security cameras right now

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Home Security

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Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: From Ring to Arlo and beyond

Best video doorbell cameras for 2021: From Ring to Arlo and beyond

We've tested the major video doorbells on the market, and these are the ones worth your money.

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The best home security systems of 2021

The best home security systems of 2021

Ring has broken into the top tier of home security systems, joining a handful of fantastic professional and DIY systems.

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Best home security cameras of 2021

Best home security cameras of 2021

Looking for indoor or outdoor home security cameras? Or maybe wireless cameras? Whatever your needs, here's the best home security cameras to buy now.

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

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

Sick of fumbling for your house keys? Smart locks will keep you safe and secure while also ensuring you can ditch your keys. Here's what we recommend.

Home Internet

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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. These are the best we've tested.

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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.

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Best Wi-Fi range extenders for just about everyone

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 people as possible.

Cyber Monday 2021: The best router deals we've seen

Cyber Monday 2021: The best router deals we've seen

Need a new router? Cyber Monday has arrived, and we're already seeing plenty of decent deals on worthy upgrade picks.

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Amazon Cyber Monday best deals: Echo, Ring, Fire tablets and more still discounted

Amazon Cyber Monday best deals: Echo, Ring, Fire tablets and more still discounted

You can dive into Amazon's Cyber Monday 2021 now, with the lowest prices you'll find on a range of devices.

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Amazon Echo: 6 Alexa features you should turn off on your smart speaker and display now

Amazon Echo: 6 Alexa features you should turn off on your smart speaker and display now

Disable these six features and watch your Amazon Echo work better than ever.

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Round-up of every Alexa command you can give your Amazon Echo device

Round-up of every Alexa command you can give your Amazon Echo device

From media controls to coronavirus-related commands to controlling your smart home, Alexa's got you covered.

Cyber Monday's top-selling deals are still available at Amazon right now

Cyber Monday's top-selling deals are still available at Amazon right now

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but it's not too late to buy our CNET readers' favorite deals.

A complete roundup of Alexa's Easter eggs

A complete roundup of Alexa's Easter eggs

Behold, the weird and wild world of Alexa Easter eggs. Here's what you need to try on your Amazon Echo devices.

Kitchen & Household

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Best cordless vacuum of 2021

Best cordless vacuum of 2021

Looking for a versatile and powerful vacuum without the hassle of a cord? Here are our recommendations.

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This air fryer is the best to buy on Cyber Monday

This air fryer is the best to buy on Cyber Monday

There are many air fryer deals this Cyber Monday, but most aren't worth your time -- except this one.

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Best robot vacuum for 2021

Best robot vacuum for 2021

We rigorously lab-tested leading models from Samsung, iRobot, Roborock, Eufy, Ecovacs and other brands to find the best robot vacuum for your money.

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

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

We tested some popular models to find the best overall air fryer oven, best budget air fryer, small model and more. These are our picks.

The best Cyber Monday kitchen deals still on: Henckels, AeroGarden, SodaStream and more

The best Cyber Monday kitchen deals still on: Henckels, AeroGarden, SodaStream and more

It's your last chance to nab Cyber Week kitchen and home deals for 2021.

Yard & Outdoors

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The best outdoor smart plugs for scheduling your Christmas lights

The best outdoor smart plugs for scheduling your Christmas lights

These smart plugs bring scheduling, voice commands and more to your regular holiday decorations.

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Solo Stove sale: Score up to 35% off fire pits, 40% off accessories and more

Solo Stove sale: Score up to 35% off fire pits, 40% off accessories and more

This sale runs through Dec. 5 and features some impressive deals on camping stoves and bundles.

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Cyber Monday deal: This portable 1080p projector is my favorite outdoor accessory

Cyber Monday deal: This portable 1080p projector is my favorite outdoor accessory

The Xgimi Halo 1080p portable projector is one of my favorite ways to watch Disney Plus in the backyard.

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 other brands. Here are the best of the best.

Breeo X Series 24 vs. Solo Stove Yukon: 2 premium smokeless fire pits compared

Breeo X Series 24 vs. Solo Stove Yukon: 2 premium smokeless fire pits compared

Here's how the impressive Solo Stove Yukon stands up against the tempting Breeo X Series 24.

Energy & Utilities

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How to prep solar panels for winter weather

How to prep solar panels for winter weather

Solar panels need extra care if there's ice and snow in your area.

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Cyber Week sale: 20% off solar panels at Goal Zero

Cyber Week sale: 20% off solar panels at Goal Zero

Cyber Monday may be over, but the savings continue at Goal Zero.

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Are Tesla solar panels the best option? A price match guarantee makes its case

Are Tesla solar panels the best option? A price match guarantee makes its case

The electric car company offers a strong warranty and top-of-the-line energy storage. It also promises to be the cheapest.

Solar panel buying guide for RVs, campervans and travel trailers: Everything you need to know

Solar panel buying guide for RVs, campervans and travel trailers: Everything you need to know

Want to outfit your camper with solar panels? Read on.

Heat pump vs. furnace: Learn the difference and find out which one is best for your home

Heat pump vs. furnace: Learn the difference and find out which one is best for your home

Do you live in a moderate or cold climate? That can be a deciding factor between a heat pump and a furnace.

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