Google Home vs Amazon Echo
What's Better: Amazon Echo or Google Home?

They seem like twins, but they're more like cousins.

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The Best Smart Security Cameras for Your Home
Have some peace of mind with these top picks from the Good Housekeep…
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Amazon Echo Look
The latest Alexa-enabled Echo product lets you snap hands-free photo…
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How to Protect Your Home With Smart Devices

These cameras have you covered.

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What You Need to Know About WiFi Slow Cookers

Is this smart dinner-making device worth the buy?

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3 Easy Ways to Connect Your Home

Easy ways to get started.

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How Google Home Compares to Amazon Echo

How does the latest smart speaker measure up to the competition?

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Smart Entertainment Picks for to Trick Out Your Home

Upgrade your TV — and movie nights — with our Institute's must-know tips and top product picks.

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Doorbird #D101

This smart doorbell is meant for people who like DIY projects.

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Heath/Zenith SL-3010-00 Notifi Video Doorbell System

This doorbell has a video camera that helps you see who's at the door, but it's not as compact as others tested.

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The Essentials for a Connected Home

Solve your most annoying home problems with our Institute's top-tested gadgets and genius tips for creating a smarter home.

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Wemo Switch

This smart switch can turn on and off anything you plug into the wall.

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Caseta Wireless Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Kit by Lutron

Winner! Caseta Wireless can turn your existing lamps into smart ones, using your favorite dimmable bulbs.

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Stack Downlight Starter Kit

This bulb is a new level of smart that includes motion and light sensors, plus a learning algorithm.

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CREE Connected Lightbulb

The most inexpensive bulb in our test is great for people who use the ZigBee Hub.

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Insteon LED Bulb

This smart bulb performed well, but was difficult to set up and use.

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LIFX Color 1000

Control your lights directly through your smartphone without using a hub.

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Philips Hue White and Color 9W E26 starter kit

These smart lights were the winner of our test.