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Living Organic: Green New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
For a twist on New Year resolutions, consider an organic approach to your home. Image: Jason Boyd from Pexels.

Living Organic: Green New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

While deciding to lose weight, work out more, and eat less junk food are typical New Year resolutions, among the best ones you can embrace are those that make your living space more organic and green. Our…

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Best Holiday Deals on Samsung QLED 4K TVs
A 2019 65-in. Samsung QLED Q60 4K TV anchors a corner of our Digitized House integration lab. All 2019 QLEDs get the Apple TV app built in. Image: Digitized House.

Best Holiday Deals on Samsung QLED 4K TVs

When readers ask us about which 4K TV to buy, we often recommend the Samsung QLED line—and for good reason. We own two of them, and they have been exemplary displays on nearly all counts. And with…

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All of Our Best Cyber Week and Black Friday Deal Coverage
Here are the best Black Friday Weekend and early Cyber Monday deals so far.

All of Our Best Cyber Week and Black Friday Deal Coverage

Black Friday itself has come and gone, but most of our recommendations below are still running through Black Friday Weekend and new Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are already out there for the taking. Here's a…

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Best Cyber Monday Deals on Google Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam, Nest Protect, Nest x Yale Locks (Right Now)
Google Nest Cam Outdoor security camera. Image: Digitized House.

Best Cyber Monday Deals on Google Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam, Nest Protect, Nest x Yale Locks (Right Now)

The Google Nest Learning Thermostat started the connected thermostat product genre, and they are still an excellent choice for many homes. They've controlled the HVAC in our homes for the past seven years, never exhibiting a single…

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Review: Controlling Philips Hue Lighting on Apple TV With Hue TV App
The Hue app on Apple TV enables control of Philips Hue smart lighting from the Apple TV screen. Image: Digitized House.

Review: Controlling Philips Hue Lighting on Apple TV With Hue TV App

A cottage industry of app development around the Philips Hue family of smart LED lighting has produced a nice collection of software that runs on the popular Apple TV platform. Certainly, the native Hue smartphone app is…

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Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Sonos Wireless Home Audio
The Sonos Beam soundbar and Sonos One speaker include onboard Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants. Image: Sonos.

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Sonos Wireless Home Audio

If you have been considering outfitting your space with Sonos multi-room wireless audio products, now may be the time with these special Black Friday weekend deals. We have been everyday users of Sonos for over seven years,…

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Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Smart Door Locks, up to 47% Off
The August Smart Lock Pro in our Digitized House labs. Image: Digitized House.

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Smart Door Locks, up to 47% Off

Smart door locks are one of the connected home accessories we most often recommend to consumers. If you have been delaying taking the plunge, now may be the time with these best Black Friday weekend smart lock…

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Black Friday Weekend Deal on Pani Smart Water Monitor at 29% Off
The Pani Smart Water Monitor is a great way to begin conserving water in your home. Image: Digitized House.

Black Friday Weekend Deal on Pani Smart Water Monitor at 29% Off

We covered the Pani Smart Water Monitor in an in-depth review just a few weeks ago. As stated in the review, we see this first smart water product from Austin, Texas-based startup Pani Systems as an ultra-smart…

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Best Security Cameras for 2020: 14 Makers Compared
Ring Stick Up Cam (top), Amazon Cloud Cam (lower left), and Kasa Spot (lower right). Image: Digitized House.

Best Security Cameras for 2020: 14 Makers Compared

Home security is more important than ever. But traditional security cameras can only let you know when a crime has happened after the fact. You can't keep an eye on your home 24/7—or, at least, you can't…

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Five Best Dimmable Fixtures for Optimal LED Lighting
Modern LED track lighting can be an attractive addition to your living space, while adding dimming and lowering energy usage. Image: Khiem Tran from Pixabay.

Five Best Dimmable Fixtures for Optimal LED Lighting

If you’re looking to make the switch to LED lighting, it can be as simple as putting a new bulb in an existing fixture. However, to make the most of what LED technology is capable of, you…

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Wasserstein Ring Floodlight and Solar Panel Charger Review
Wasserstein Ring Floodlight and Solar Panel Charger charging our Ring Stick Up Cam Battery. Image: Digitized House.

Wasserstein Ring Floodlight and Solar Panel Charger Review

We are big fans of the Ring Stick Up Cam Battery and Spotlight Cam Battery, but these wireless outdoor security cameras need to be taken down periodically to have their lithium ion batteries recharged. Enter the Wasserstein…

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High-Tech Landlords: Seven PropTech Innovations For Property Managers
Multifamily high-tech systems from companies like Latch offer smartphone controls, intercoms, and smart locks. Image: Latch.

High-Tech Landlords: Seven PropTech Innovations For Property Managers

If you haven’t heard of PropTech until now—the latest real estate buzzword—you are already falling behind on becoming a high-tech landlord. On the portmanteau side of things, PropTech is the long lost cousin of FinTech. Similarly, what…

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Pani Smart Water Monitor Review
The Pani Smart Water Monitor is a wheel-shaped device designed for use with showers, toilets, and other fixtures. Image: Digitized House.

Pani Smart Water Monitor Review

How much water did your household consume today? Yesterday? This week? This month? You probably don’t know. Moreover, if you did know, what could you reasonably do about reducing your water footprint, and why would you care?…

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Four Challenges Landlords Face With Smart Apartment Tech
Savvy landlords are embracing smart apartment tech. Here are the top four challenges they face. Image: Ferenc Keresi from Pixabay.

Four Challenges Landlords Face With Smart Apartment Tech

Once upon a time, the phrase "smart apartment" defined a property in a great location at a highly appealing rental rate. Nowadays, "smart" carries a new meaning—it signifies that a property contains up-to-date technology to help make…

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August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks
All August smart door locks will gain Samsung SmartThings integration when used with the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Image: Digitized House and ASSA ABLOY.

August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks

The August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro have gained new direct, software-based integration with Samsung SmartThings, without the need for Z-Wave. While SmartThings integration has been available previously with the Z-Wave-radio-equipped August Smart Lock Pro, the…

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