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Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen on table.

Echo Show 8 vs. Nest Hub: Does Amazon or Google offer the best smart display?

The Echo Show 8 and Nest Hub share many of the same features. But is the Echo Show 8 or Nest Hub the better smart display? Here's everything you need to know.
The Nest Hub Max on a table.

Nest Hub Max vs. Echo Show 10: which is the better smart display?

The Nest Hub Max and Echo Show 10 are two of the most popular smart displays, and they share a lot of similarities. But which is the best smart display?
The Crossrope Amp on a green background.

The 4 best smart jump ropes (for Android and iOS) in 2024

Smart jump ropes make it easy to track your fitness goals and stay focuses during workouts. Here's a look at the best smart jump ropes of 2024.
The Cal Max showing a picture while placed near a shelf.

Nest Hub Max vs. Skylight Cal Max: Which is best for your home?

The Nest Hub Max is a versatile smart display, while the Skylight Cal Max is a massive smart calendar. But which is better for your home? Here's a look at both.
The Samsung Bespoke Smart Fridge next to white and blue cabinets.

The 5 best smart refrigerators from Samsung and more in 2024

Smart refrigerators do more than keep your drinks cold, including letting you stream music or look up a recipe. Here's a look at the best smart refrigerators.
The Echo Show 8 on a counter.

Amazon Alexa vs. Home Depot Hubspace: everything to know about these two smart home platforms

Amazon Alexa continues to dominate the smart home market, but Home Depot is making strides with its Hubspace platform. Here's a closer look at both.
The Skylight Cal Max installed on a wall.

The Skylight Cal Max is a 27-inch smart calendar that might replace your smart display

Featuring a massive 27-inch touchscreen and a streamlined interface, the Skylight Cal Max is a smart display alternative that's launching this spring.
The Cafe Specialty coffee maker on a kitchen counter.

The 5 best smart coffee makers from Keurig and more in 2024

The best smart coffee makers don't just brew a good cup of joe -- they're also incredibly versatile and offer tons of connectivity. Here's a look at the best.
The Hubspace app shown in front of a living room.

What is Home Depot’s Hubspace?

Home Depot's Hubspace is designed to get smart home devices installed without any fuss. Here's a look at what you need to know about this smart home platform.
A Wyze camera placed outside in the snow.

How to cancel a Wyze subscription

You can cancel your Wyze subscription through the official Wyze website or by using the Wyze smartphone app. Here's a look at how both methods work.
A person adjusting the Wyze Cam Floodlight v2.

Wyze Cam Floodlight vs. Wyze Cam Floodlight v2: What’s new about this updated security camera?

The Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 makes big improvements over the existing Wyze Cam Floodlight, but is it worth replacing your existing gear? Here's what to know.
The Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 on a wall.

Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 adds tons of new features at a lower price tag

The Wyze Cam Floodlight v2 features 2K video capture, 2,800 lumen lights, 160-degree viewing angle, and a built-in microSD slot for less than $90.
The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera (Gen 2) with the Privacy Shield enabled.

Arlo Essential XL Gen 2 vs. Arlo Essential Gen 2: Is the XL model worth an extra $50?

The Arlo Essential XL Gen 2 costs $50 more than the standard Arlo Essential Gen 2. But is it worth the added expense? Here's everything you need to know.
The Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 installed near a door.

How to improve Ring Video Doorbell performance in cold winter weather

The Ring Video Doorbell works well in the cold, but extreme winter weather can impact its performance. Here's how to improve its skills during the winter.
An Amazon smart display on a kitchen counter.

Amazon might launch a paid version of Alexa later this year

Amazon is reportedly working on a new version of Alexa, called Alexa Plus, that will feature generative AI and carry a monthly fee. Here's what we know so far.
Nest Secure Review

Nest Secure will be discontinued in April – prepare your smart home with these steps

Nest Secure will become obsolete on April 8. Before then, here's what you can do to get your home prepared for the shake-up.
The Diasy logo on a white background.

Daisy is an installation and repair company designed for your smart home

Daisy is a new smart home company that wants to streamline the set up and maintenance of all your devices. It'll be rolling out to key markets this year.
google assistant mobile.

Google Assistant loses 17 features as the company lays off employees

Google is cutting a bunch of features from its Assistant voice platform, an announcement which parallels the recent layoffs at the tech giant.
A dog sitting next to the Pawport pet door.

Pawport brings security (and smarts) to your existing pet door

Pawport is a motorized device that sits over existing pet doors, offering added security and only opening when your dog (or cat) approaches.
The Twinkly Matrix Smart LED Curtain with green lights.

The Twinkly Matrix is a smart LED curtain with 500 mappable lights

It's a bit pricey at $200, but the Twinkly Matrix Smart LED Curtain features up to 500 mappable lights and can easily sync with your music.
The Eureka Wash Bot installed in a laundry room.

This 4-in-1 washing machine combo from Eureka cleans almost everything in your home

The Eureka Dual Washing Bot serves as both a washer and dryer, while also housing a robot vacuum that cleans and mops your floors.
A view of the bottom of the Eureka J20 robot vacuum.

Eureka shows off an innovative robot vacuum with a belt mopping system at CES 2024

The Eureka J20 features an impressive new belt mopping system, which is a big departure from the mopping plates and rotating pads seen on most products in 2023.
Samsung Ballie being chased by a dog.

Samsung Ballie is a rolling smart home hub with a built-in projector

Samsung Ballie didn't get a release date or pricing at CES 2024, but it did pick up a new projector. Here's a closer look at the unique home bot.
The Kohler Anthem+ on a white table.

Kohler reveals luxurious smart home products that turn your bathroom into a spa

Kohler used CES 2024 to reveal a bunch of new smart home devices built for your bathroom, including a unique set of automated valves and an automatic vent fan.
The Segway i Series being set up.

Segway expands its smart home footprint with robot lawn mowers at CES 2024

Segway is launching a bunch of new robot lawn mowers this year, all of which feature advanced navigation skills and offer a wireless installation process.
The Mila Air 3 near a window.

Mila reveals a sleek new humidifier/air purifier combo at CES 2024

Along with Mila Insights, which gives a detailed look at your air quality, Mila revealed a humidifer/air purifier combo and updated Mila Air 3 at CES 2024.
The Nanoleaf Skylight lighting up a room various shades of purple.

Nanoleaf upgrades its music-syncing skills, launches new lighting products at CES 2024

Nanoleaf offered another look at its upcoming Skylight at CES 2024, while also debuting several Matter-enabled devices and enhanced music syncing software.
The Eufy X10 Pro Omni in a living room.

Eufy shows off four security cameras and an upcoming robot vacuum

Eufy showed off the X10 Pro Omni robot vacuum at CES 2024, which offers many of the features seen on more expensive robots for a fraction of the price.
The Anker Solix F3800 charging an EV.

The Anker Solix F3800 power station is one of the most powerful on display at CES 2024

The Anker Solix F3800 is a portable power station with a 6,000W output, making it ideal for powering RVs, charging EVs, or running appliances in your home.
A person sitting on a couch with SmartThings products in the foreground.

Samsung SmartThings learns a bunch of useful new tricks at CES 2024

Samsung SmartThings grew a bit smarter at CES 2024, with the team revealing a new Map View feature, additional use for QR codes, and improved support for TVs.
The Samsung Bespoke AI Fridge from CES 2024.

Samsung goes all-in with AI, reveals several new smart home appliances at CES 2024

Samsung showed off several new smart home appliances during CES 2024, all of which use AI to optimize their performance. Here's a look at the best products.
The Lockly Visage Smart Lock

Lockly is bringing Matter and facial recognition to your front door in 2024

Lockly revealed a new smart lock with facial recognition during CES 2024, as well as a Matter hub that supports most existing smart locks.
The Ecovacs X2 Combo installed in a home.

Ecovacs upgrades the X2 Omni robot vacuum with a cordless vacuum attachment

Along with the new robot vacuum, Ecovacs revealed a robotic window cleaner, robot lawn mower, and an air purifier at CES 2024. Here's a look at the highlights.
The Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra placed in its dock.

Roborock shows off highly automated robot vacuums at CES 2024

Revealed during CES 2024, the Roborock S8 MaxV Ultra can connect to your drain and water lines to automatically refill and empty its water tanks.