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Lowe’s new Holoroom lets you try out home improvements virtually before you buy

Ever wanted to see what a new fixture would look like before you actually install it in your house? With Lowe's new virutal reality room, you finally can


Samsung teams up with Daniel Boulud to launch new smart appliances

Samsung made a splash at an NYC event, where, with the help of some culinary masterminds, it officially launched their new Chef Collection high tech home appliances.


Samsung RF28HMELBSR review

The Samsung RF28HMELBSR Four-Door Refrigerator’s integrated Wi-Fi brings an array of useful apps into the kitchen. It’s a good option for busy families in need of an upgrade.

  • Pros: True “smart” fridge with loads of useful tech, Wi-Fi…
  • Cons: A bit pricey, LCD screen looks washed out

Samsung WF56H9100AG/A2 review

The Samsung 9100 Series washer offers useful features, a quiet run cycle and a beautiful design – and enough capacity for the entire family’s dirty laundry.

  • Pros: Gorgeous modern design, Automatic dispenser with four…
  • Cons: No true integrated smart features, No way to adjust or shut…

How we test refrigerators

What was an energy-sucking, heat-producing rectangle 20 years ago has been transformed through modern manufacturers and technology into a high-tech masterpiece. Here's how we test refrigerators, to discern which you’ll like in the real-world.


How we test washing machines

Tech is changing everything, even the ordinary washer. So here at Digital Trends, we’re keeping an eye out for models with high-tech features and design elements that have the potential to actually make your life easier. Here's how we test, to to let you…


Samsung VU7000 review

Samsung’s VU7000 Motion Sync features a flexible swivel-steering mechanism, and a unique hand-held vac built-in with its own filter, canister and motor.

  • Pros: Clever, detachable handset, Powerful suction – almost too…
  • Cons: Pricey, especially relative to similar Dyson models

Control all your Bluetooth smart home gizmos from one app with Oort

Tired of firing up a separate app to control each of the Bluetooth devices in your house? Check out Oort -- an upcoming access hub that unifies them all and lets you control them from anywhere in the world


Butterfleye camera keeps tabs of your home with thermal, motion detection

The Butterfleye camera uses heat, motion, and facial detection to track activity inside your home. The mobile device is easy to install and use, and works with your smartphone to alert you of home activity when you're away.


Hiku connected grocery scanner is like Amazon Dash, but better

If you like the idea of Amazon's connected barcode scanner, Dash, but can't get in on the beta testing program, check out Hiku. It's essentially the same thing, but with an arguably better design and feature set.


Look out Nest: Honeywell’s new Lyric thermostat isn’t just smart, it’s brilliant

Honeywell just unveiled a slick new thermostat with a slew of next-gen features and intelligence that might just give Nest a run for it's money


Chamberlain MyQ Garage review

Chamberlain's MyQ Garage turns your phone into a remote control for your garage door, a simple feature you’ll quickly come to appreciate.

  • Pros: Alerts owner whenever door is opened or closed, Simple…
  • Cons: Overly complex software setup, Does not work with other…

Schlage Camelot Electronic Door Lever review

The $199 Schlage Camelot Residential Electronic Door Lever looks like an ordinary programmable keypad lock but has a neat twist: Using an Android or iOS app, you can see the status…

  • Pros: Installs easily, Excels in its simplicity
  • Cons: No separate, dedicated app Finicky network setup

Quit sweeping dust under the rug, start sweeping it into this counter vacuum

With this clever little contraption under your cabinets or appliances, you'll never have to toil with dustpans to clean your kitchen ever again


Room for two? Braven’s new Mira speaker wants to hop in the shower with you

Braven introduces another addition to its portable speaker progeny. The latest toy offers water resistance, and a cool hook/arm that can let it hang, or prop it up for convenient portable listening, from the shower to the kitchen.