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The best Roomba robots for 2021

Find the best Roomba robot for your home and price range with our guide. We explain the differences between robots and how you can benefit from each model.
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The best security camera systems for small businesses

Security cameras can help small businesses by serving as an extra pair of eyes and helping to deter theft. We’ve rounded up the best options for 2021.
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The best dryers

The best dryers come with multiple options for your favorite clothes, from energy efficiency to steam options.
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The best Nespresso machines for 2021

Nespresso machines can put coffee-shop-quality espresso on your kitchen counter. Here are the best Nespresso makers available to kick-start your next morning.
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Shark IQ Robot R101AE Self-Emptying Robot Vacuum review

The Shark IQ Robot R101AE claims to have exceptional suction power, a self-cleaning brush roll, and advanced mapping capabilities. I put it to the test.
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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

We tested the Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack. Here’s our full review of the Nest Mini 2nd Generation.
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Echo Show 5 (1st Gen) vs. Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen): What’s the difference?

How is the 2021 Echo Show 5 different from the 2019 version? We compare the 1st-gen Echo Show 5 with the 2nd-gen model.
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Blenders vs. food processors: What’s the difference?

Blenders and food processors have many similarities, but these appliances serve very different purposes. Here's a guide on what sets the two appliances apart.
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Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro review: More bird’s-eye view for your home

What does the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro have to offer? Is it worth the investment? Check out our full review to find out.
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The best humidifiers

Whether you're looking to humidify your bedroom or your entire house, these high-tech humidifiers can improve your air quality and help you breathe better.
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Ring Video Doorbell 4 review: A no-fuss, all-around top contender

What’s new and different about the Ring Video Doorbell 4? The company has an overcrowded lineup, but don't be too quick to dismiss this latest video doorbell.
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Initiatives for 24/7 clean energy announced at Google I/O 2021

At Google I/O 2021, the company announced more initiatives towards cleaner energy, with the aim of operating on carbon-free energy by 2030.
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Google’s Project Starline is a magic mirror to bring 3D video chatting to life

Google’s Project Starline is working to make it possible for you to view a life-sized 3D model of a loved one when communicating with them.
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Apple AirTag vs. Tile Tags: Comparing the item trackers

What’s the difference between Tile Trackers and Apple's AirTag? We break it down in this comparison.
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What is Amazon Prime Now?

How does Amazon Prime Now Work? How much does it cost? How do you use the service? A guide to everything you need to know about Amazon's Prime Now service.
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How to stop Amazon from listening to your Alexa recordings

There's a way to stop Amazon from saving your Alexa recordings. Here’s how to stop Amazon from peering into your private life.

How to improve sound and voice recognition on your Google Home device

Smart speakers work best with optimal speaker and mic performance. Here's how to get the best sound quality and voice recognition on Home/Nest devices.
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Echo Plus (1st-gen) vs. Echo Plus (2nd-gen)

If you're thinking of buying or swapping out your Echo device, the Echo Plus is a solid option. This guide compares the 1st-gen Echo Plus with the 2nd-gen.
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Google Nest Hub Max vs. Amazon Echo Show

Which video home hub is the best? Google Nest Hub Max or Amazon Echo Show? We compare the two smart displays to find out which option is best for your home.

The best washer dryer combo machines

An all-in-one washer dryer combo is a space-saving machine that washes and dries clothes over a longer period of time. We've rounded up the top models for 2021.

The best steam cleaners

A steam cleaner can clean and even sanitize almost anything. Finding the right steam cleaner can be tough, but these are some of the better options available.
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The best rice cookers for 2021

A good rice cooker is an easy and affordable way to make healthy rice at home, without having to turn to your stovetop. Check out our favorite models for 2021.

The best games to play with Google Assistant

We tried every game command currently available on Google Home devices, including the latest Nest speakers and smart displays. Here are our picks for the best.
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Instant Pot Duo vs. Lux

Two popular Instant Pot models are the Lux and the Duo. What's the difference between the two options? We break it down to determine which model reigns supreme.
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The best hair dryers

Not all hair dryers are created equally. We've rounded up some of the best options on the market right now, no matter your budget, hair length, or hair type.
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How to recycle or reuse Nespresso Pods

All those Nespresso pods can add up over time and create a lot of waste. But you can recycle or even reuse your Nespresso Pods to save money and reduce waste.
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Gas dryers vs. electric dryers

What's the difference between an electric dryer and a gas dryer? How does each dryer work? Which is better? This guide compares gas versus electric dryers.
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Front-load vs. top-load washers

Front-load and top-load washers both have pros and cons. If you think the only difference between these washers is how the doors open, this guide is for you.

The most common dishwasher problems, and how to fix them

Do you have a dishwasher that won't dry your dishes? Maybe it's acting up in some other way. We round up common dishwasher problems, and how you can fix them.
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Amazon Echo vs. Echo Plus

Here's a helpful guide for those trying to choose between either the Amazon Echo or the Echo Plus. We weigh in on cost, size, looks, functionality, and more.
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Echo Dot vs. Echo Dot Kids Edition

There are many different Amazon Echo models, including one just for kids. Which is the better buy? We compare the Kids Edition against the fourth-gen Echo Dot.
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What is an Instant Pot? Here’s everything you need to know

How can one appliance be a rice cooker and cake maker at the same time? That's the magic of the popular Instant Pot cooker. Here's everything you need to know.
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Tank vs. tankless water heaters

From energy savings to the cost of installation, there is more than just size and space to consider when choosing between a tank vs. tankless water heater.
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17 Black inventors who changed the tech world

Thomas Edison isn't the only inventor worthy of recognition. Here, we celebrate the Black inventors who changed the world with their ideas and dedication.