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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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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.

One of the best outdoor cameras is on sale for $52

One of the best outdoor cameras is on sale for $52

Don't miss this rare chance to save a few bucks on the battery-powered Wyze Cam Outdoor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Smart Home

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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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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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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.

Buying a MyQ smart garage control for $20 can get you a $40 Amazon credit (Update: Expired)

Buying a MyQ smart garage control for $20 can get you a $40 Amazon credit (Update: Expired)

Already own one? As long as you're a Prime subscriber and it's your first time trying Key by Amazon in-garage delivery, you can get the credit too.

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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How to unclog a toilet without a plunger using this ingenious science hack

How to unclog a toilet without a plunger using this ingenious science hack

Everything you'll need to work this washroom wizardry is probably already in the bathroom with you, which is good if you need to practice this sorcery in secret.

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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.

The powerful NutriBullet Rx blender is $80 off right now

The powerful NutriBullet Rx blender is $80 off right now

Plus, a coffee maker and rice cooker both for less than $15 right now.

Don't own a hand blender? Find out how indispensable they are with this one for $34

Don't own a hand blender? Find out how indispensable they are with this one for $34

Save 43% on a six-speed, five-in-one immersion blender that comes with handy mixing containers.

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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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.

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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.

The best LED floodlights you can buy in 2021

The best LED floodlights you can buy in 2021

Today's BR30 LED floodlight bulbs are better and more affordable than ever before. Here are the best ones.

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