Soundcast VG7 outdoor Bluetooth speaker review: A wonderful speaker, indoors or out

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Spread the loveTweet Soundcast was building great wireless speakers while the powers behind Bluetooth were struggling to find a use for the technology. In the nearly 10 years since I…


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Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer review: Smart lighting, plus a snazzy dimmer

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Spread the loveTweet Is the Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Dimmer the smartest light switch of all time? If you’re handy with a screwdriver and some basic wiring, it’s an easy winner…


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Iris Smart Hub (2017) review: Lowe’s offers an affordable smart-home system for the hacker mindset

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Spread the loveTweet Four years into its existence, the Iris by Lowe’s smart home system has been dogged by poor reviews and, judging by Lowe’s own comments site, general customer…


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GE Relax, Refresh, and Reveal LED light bulb reviews: Two of these dumb bulbs are terrific

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Spread the loveTweet GE has appropriated the phrase “high definition” from the TV industry and applied it to a new line of dumb LED bulbs. The word “dumb” isn’t meant…


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Best white LED smart bulbs

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Spread the loveTweet With their rainbow of hues and myriad party tricks, color-tunable LEDs get all the press in the world of smart lighting. It’s fun stuff, but the reality…


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Stack Downlight Starter Kit review: These truly smart bulbs practically think for themselves

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Spread the loveTweet In the world of smart lighting, a common definition has developed that essentially says that if a light bulb can be controlled via a mobile app, it’s…


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Best color LED smart bulbs

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Spread the loveTweet Smart color light bulbs—LED-based bulbs that can be controlled by a smartphone and “tuned” to emit any hue in the rainbow—are no longer a new idea. What…


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Nanoleaf Aurora review: Forget smart light bulbs, light up the entire wall

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Spread the loveTweet Some smart lighting solutions are designed to provide useful illumination. Nanaleaf’s Aurora is built strictly for fun. The whole affair couldn’t be simpler or much more obvious…


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The cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NBA playoffs

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Spread the loveTweet Editor’s note: This story been revised and updated to be relevant to the 2017 NBA playoffs.  Update, June 1, 2017: The NBA Finals get underway tonight at…


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Sling TV channel guide: All the programming, and all the restrictions, all in one chart

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Spread the loveTweet Sling TV is a much more expansive streaming video service than used to be, but it hasn’t gotten any easier to understand. If anything, Sling has become more…


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