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Roborock S4 review: This robot vac delivers advanced features at an affordable price

With improved navigation and a refreshed design, the latest Roborock takes another step forward.

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If your August, Nest, and Hue home/away triggers aren’t working with your new iPhone 11, here’s a fix

If your home/away triggers aren't working in iOS 13, you need to check your location settings.

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Facebook reveals new Portal, Portal Mini, and Portal TV devices as it admits to collecting voice recordings

Looks like Facebook decided to come clean about how it’s been handling—or mishandling—audio recordings from its Portal devices on the same day that it’s announcing an updated set of Portal gadgets.

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Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 920 review: this combo robot vacuum/mop is great for multi-level homes

This robot vac can remember multiple floor plans, which is great for folks who live in multi-level homes (but no, it can't climb stairs).

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Broan’s upcoming SurfaceShield bathroom fan kills germs with bacteria-zapping LEDs

Broan-Nutone’s upcoming SurfaceShield ventilation fans boast LED illumination that's designed to destroy bacteria, fungi and mold.

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Hands-on with the Philips Hue Smart button, Smart plug, vintage-style filament bulbs, and more

The $20 Smart button makes it easy to control your Philips Hue lights, and it arrives alongside the first Philips Hue Smart plug, vintage-style LED filament smart bulbs, and an updated Philips Hue Go portable light.

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Grab an Amazon Echo Dot and a TP-Link Smart Plug Mini for just $35 today

The Echo Dot is on sale for $30 today, but if you add an extra $5 Amazon will throw in a smart plug.

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LG Dual Inverter Smart Air Conditioner review: This Wi-Fi-connected window air conditioner is a major step up

You can make your old window air conditioner smarter, but you can’t make it quieter or more efficient.

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PicoBrew’s MultiBrew beer-brewing appliance will make coffee, tea, and more at the push of a button

For years, PicoBrew has made it easy to brew your own craft beer with its push-button Pico devices, and now it’s looking to pour you the perfect cup of coffee.

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Blue Line Innovations EnergyCloud review: A simpler way to monitor your home’s power consumption

It's not as sophisticated as some other systems, but it costs less and is easier to set up.

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How to keep Amazon, Apple, and Google from listening to your Alexa, Siri, and Assistant recordings

Amazon Echo and Google Home users can shut the door on “human review” of their voice recordings. Also: how to wipe your Siri history off of Apple's servers.

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Best robot mops: We review the most scrupulous scrubbers for your home's hard surface floors

Skip the bucket and the back-bending labor and let one of these specialized robots scour the stains from your hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, linoleum, and other solid surface flooring.

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Eufy RoboVac 15C Max review: This machine is a budget-friendly super sucker

The latest robot vacuum in Eufy's Max series includes app control, smart home integration, and a modest price tag.

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Awair Glow C review: Automating "dumb" appliances remains this air-quality monitor's best trick

This air-quality monitor will activate an existing appliance—a fan or an air condition, for example—can improve your home's indoor air quality whenever it's needed.

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iRobot Roomba robot vacuums get steep discounts on Amazon Prime Day

It’s never been cheaper to bust dust with this trio of iRobot Roomba robot vacuums, each of which are selling for all-time lows during Amazon Prime Day.

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Roborock S6 review: This premium robot vac/mop combo features Increased suction, carpet recognition, and more

It also improves the navigation and mopping function of its predecessor.

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Prime Members can get the Ring Video Doorbell Pro and an Echo Dot for $169 today

Amazon Prime Members can get a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and a third generation Echo Dot for $169 right now.

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Ember Ceramic Mug and Ember Travel Mug reviews: Smart at home, less so on the road

The Ember Ceramic Mug and Travel Mug are expensive, but they just might be worth the investment.

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