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Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector review: Single-sensor simplicity

The Honeywell Lyric Water Leak and Freeze Detector is the best standalone sensor you can get.

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D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor review: Pray for a power source

The D-Link Wi-Fi Water Sensor's use of outlet power is a blessing and a curse.

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Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor review: A cheap detector that leans on its ecosystem

The SmartThings Water Leak Sensor is short on useful features, but it's inexpensive and plays nicely with other devices and services.

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Fibaro Flood Sensor review: Leak detection for handy homeowners

The Fibaro Flood Sensor has some neat bells and whistles for those with the right know-how.

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Insteon Water Leak Sensor review: A low-cost but bare-bones option

Insteon's Water Leak Sensor is cheap by the bunch, but lacks an internal alarm and other helpful features.

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9 free 'round-the-clock streaming apps for low-effort TV watching

Want to just turn the TV on and turn your brain off? These apps make most of the viewing decisions for you.

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DirecTV Now FAQ: All the details on AT&T's new streaming TV service

Here's the full DirecTV Now channel guide, plus details and caveats.

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Cyber Monday deals: 13 tech bargains that truly save you serious money

Tech bargains abound in the aftermath of Black Friday, and you don't even have to leave the house.

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Android TV home screen bloat and how to fix it

Take back control of your home screen on the Xiaomi Mi Box, Nvidia Shield Android TV, and Nexus Player with these tips.

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Black Friday deals: Best sales on TVs, speakers, and streaming video devices

The home theater category is rife with junk products and outright rip-offs on Black Friday. But here are the living room deals that TV buffs and cord cutters should actually care about.

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Chromecast Ultra review: 4K HDR streaming with no frills

Google's Chromecast Ultra quadruples the pixels for double the money, but it lacks the bells and whistles of other high-end steaming devices.

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Streaming-box app comparison: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Android TV

It doesn't matter how cheap or how powerful a media box might be if you can't stream the programming you want. Here's how the major players compare.

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NFL without cable: A cord cutter’s guide for the 2016 season

Watching sports without a big cable TV bundle has gotten a lot easier in the last year; NFL games are no exception.

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Xiaomi Mi Box review: Android TV elevated with cheap 4K HDR streaming

The Xiaomi Mi Box's $69 price tag and 4K HDR streaming help paper over Android TV's shortcomings.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: A peppier processor makes this streamer worthwhile

Picking the best low-cost media streamer just got a lot more complicated.