Google will announce hardware on October 9, new Pixel phones expected
Google will announce hardware on October 9, new Pixel phones expected

Save the date: Google will announce new hardware on October 9 in New York City. The date and venue are a change of pace considering the past two October events took place on October 4 in San Francisco.

September 10th, 1:27 pm
The long-awaited Brilliant Control smart home panel is finally available
The long-awaited Brilliant Control smart home panel is finally available

Brilliant's long-anticipated smart home panel, called Brilliant Control, promises an easy installation process and offers voice control over all kinds of connected devices in your home. It is now available to consumers.

September 10th, 1:27 pm
Set yourself ABB-free with merged smart home, security, and entertainment system
Set yourself ABB-free with merged smart home, security, and entertainment system

Switzerland-based ABB's integrated smart home control platform launched at the CEDIA Expo in San Diego and focuses on integrating all home systems with a unified interface. ABB-free@home is compatibile with Alexa, Sonos,...

September 10th, 1:27 pm
Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter
Google Home partners with KB Homes to make houses smarter

KB Home has partnered with Google to provide a smart home system compatible with an ever-growing number of devices. The KB Smart Home System will debut in select communities throughout the country.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
How to take a screenshot on a PC
How to take a screenshot on a PC

Capturing a screenshot of your desktop is easier than you might think, but it's the kind of thing you'll probably need to know. Here are the three basic ways take a screenshot on a PC, using both built-in utilities and...

May 26th, 9:50 am
I loaded my condo with tech — and discovered smart homes still need a lot of work
I loaded my condo with tech — and discovered smart homes still need a lot of work

I’ve lived in the Digital Trends smart apartment for six months. I found things I loved about it -- and also things I loathed about it.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
Xbox-specific Alexa skills let you start console with your voice
Xbox-specific Alexa skills let you start console with your voice

Fans of the Xbox Kinect can rejoice. A set of new Alexa and Cortana skills allow players to control the Xbox One with their voice. Users can launch games, control the volume, and much more.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
Researchers warn smart home appliances could be used to attack power grids
Researchers warn smart home appliances could be used to attack power grids

Security researchers at Princeton warn that cyber-attackers could hijack unsecured smart home appliances and turn them into a massive botnet that could target and take down power grids.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
This tiny house produced in the Alps opens up to the skies
This tiny house produced in the Alps opens up to the skies

Tiny homes are all the rage in Europe and a small French company is manufacturing transportable tiny homes with solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and a roof that can open up to the skies.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
I ran into LG’s Cloi robot at the airport in South Korea. Here’s what happened
I ran into LG’s Cloi robot at the airport in South Korea. Here’s what happened

After meeting LG’s Cloi robot at an airport in South Korea, the experience was both entrancing and underwhelming. The moving and talking robot may be cool, but does it have a place in our future?

September 10th, 1:26 pm
How to change your Google background
How to change your Google background

Did you know that you can change how your Google search home page looks? It's a simple process to pick a new theme: We'll show you how to change your Google background, what to look for in themes, and how to download your...

September 10th, 1:26 pm
How to convert a PDF file to Excel
How to convert a PDF file to Excel

If you have a PDF file full of useful data you'd love to extract into an Excel document, we're here to help. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps for how to convert a PDF into an Excel document.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
Smooth operator: What can you do with a blender versus a food processor?
Smooth operator: What can you do with a blender versus a food processor?

While blenders and food processors have many similarities, they often serve two very different purposes. Depending on what your needs are, you might want one or both. Let's break down the differences.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
How to download YouTube videos
How to download YouTube videos

If you need to learn how to download YouTube videos, this guide will take you through it step by step. We have picked the best solutions both online and off, letting you choose the one that's right for you.

May 26th, 3:20 pm
Adobe survey finds digital assistants, smart speakers are popular with shoppers
Adobe survey finds digital assistants, smart speakers are popular with shoppers

It seems like voice assistants and smart speakers are everywhere these days and it turns out they are -- a new survey of more than 1,000 consumers finds that usage is expanding and adoption rates are growing.

September 10th, 1:26 pm
The best washing machines you can buy
The best washing machines you can buy

It takes a special kind of person to love doing laundry, but the right machine can help make this chore a little easier. Check out our picks for the best washing machines on the market right now.

April 30th, 3:59 pm
The best dishwashers you can buy right now
The best dishwashers you can buy right now

Tired of doing dishes by hand? Take a look at our picks of the four best dishwashers currently available and let a machine do the dirty work for you. They’ll do a much better job, anyway.

April 30th, 4:00 pm
The Neato D7 Connected robot vacuum just got a better memory, and a lot smarter
The Neato D7 Connected robot vacuum just got a better memory, and a lot smarter

Neato Robotics recently announced a free update to its D7 Connected robot vacuum. As of this week, owners of this smart vacuum will have access to two new features – Multiple Floor Plan Mapping and Quick Boost charging.

August 2nd, 9:31 am
The best coffee makers you can buy
The best coffee makers you can buy

Whether you're looking for a simple coffee maker to get you through the morning or a high-end brewer that will impress your taste buds and your friends, you'll find some of the best coffee makers around on this list.

May 9th, 3:07 pm
How to pick the perfect lens to breathe new life into your DSLR or mirrorless camera
How to pick the perfect lens to breathe new life into your DSLR or mirrorless camera

Want to upgrade your camera lens, but not sure where to start? Our camera lens buying guide takes you through the world of interchangeable lenses and helps remove a little of the intimidation that comes with buying cameras...

August 5th, 12:48 pm
How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps
How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps

Need to show your parents how to send an Animoji? Or maybe you want to help someone set up their email account. We detail how to record the screen on your iPhone or iPad in a few basic steps.

August 4th, 3:32 pm
Kroger’s Ship leaves the dock with curated products and special deals
Kroger’s Ship leaves the dock with curated products and special deals

The Kroger retail food and grocery store chain launched Kroger Ship, a direct-to-customer delivery service in four U.S. cities this week. Customer orders placed on the internet will be delivered to homes from Kroger...

August 2nd, 5:16 pm
Ecobee’s Peak Relief saves money and reduces energy usage when demand is high
Ecobee’s Peak Relief saves money and reduces energy usage when demand is high

With Ecobee's smart thermostat Peak Relief feature, utility customers with Time of Use rates will be able to stay comfortable while saving money. Peak Relief will analyze customer preferences and other factors to avoid...

July 31st, 6:15 am
The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze
The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and...

May 9th, 9:04 pm
NYC startup Roomrs is renting smart apartments to young professionals at insanely low rates
NYC startup Roomrs is renting smart apartments to young professionals at insanely low rates

An apartment management company in New York City called Roomrs is offering young professionals furnished smart apartments at reasonable rates to help them better navigate life in the big city.

July 30th, 9:45 am
Cut the calories with the best air fryers of 2018
Cut the calories with the best air fryers of 2018

What is this magical mechanism? It's an air fryer, and when used correctly, it can mimic the effects of frying, only using just a little bit of oil. You still get that crispy, golden exterior and the fluffy center.

August 1st, 12:46 pm
YaDoggie Fresh is human-grade dog food you cook in your Instant Pot
YaDoggie Fresh is human-grade dog food you cook in your Instant Pot

You've always known that your four-legged fur monster was more than just a pet, and now, you can prove it. After all, what says love quite like making your dog its food in the same appliance that you use to feed your family?

August 1st, 11:31 am
How to unpair an Apple Watch
How to unpair an Apple Watch

Has your Apple Watch seen better days? Do you want to replace it, resell it, or give it to a friend? First, you have to unpair it from your devices and erase the settings. We'll show you exactly how to do it.

August 1st, 9:15 am
The best DIY home security systems
The best DIY home security systems

Looking for the best DIY Home security systems? These security kits will help you feel safer in no time. Check out our top pick and full list to see which kit will work best for your home.

July 31st, 10:45 am
The best Google Home-compatible devices
The best Google Home-compatible devices

Google Home is a voice-controlled speaker built to compete with the Amazon Echo. It can currently control lights, switches, and thermostats from select partners. Here's a list of Google Home-compatible devices.

July 31st, 1:00 pm