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How to Choose a Home Weather Station

The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore explains the importance of a weather station to Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor

On Smart Homes: Fact Is, We're All Getting Smarter

Editor Scott Omelianuk on smart home technology

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How to Choose a USB Outlet

Electrician Scott Caron walks through the best options when it comes to USB wall outlets in your home

How One Family Did a Smart-Home Upgrade

The Johnsons upgraded their home with app-controlled gadgets to make life easier, safer, and cost-effective

How to Smartify Your Home

Better to buy a hub or stand-alone devices? Sign up with the cable company? Get a Wi-Fi dog camera? Find answers to these and other questions in our connected-home guide of picks and expert advice

How to Hack-Proof Your Smart Home

A senior security researcher at the risk management firm Tripwire gives his tips for protecting your router and Wi-Fi devices

4 Smart-Home Door Locks

If you've never known life without keys, well, it's a wonderful thing. Indeed, these four smart-home door locks are all about convenience

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How to Choose a Thermostat or Home Automation System

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey reveals how home automation delivers comfort, convenience and energy savings

How to Install an Energy-Saving Programmable Thermostat

Save on your energy bill with controls that automatically change the temperature settings