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Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor review: This motion-sensing entry detector needs more tricks up its sleeves

Kangaroo’s new sensor is an enticing entry-level choice given its no-tools, no-hub setupd and $30 price tag. But sensors on their own can't provide a complete picture of what’s happening in your home.

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Why your next smart bulb might have Bluetooth inside

While the Zigbee wireless standard has traditionally ruled the roost when it comes to wireless smart bulb protocols, Bluetooth appears to be gaining momentum.

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Nokia’s new Beacon 1 mesh Wi-Fi router learns which wireless channels are the least congested

The Beacon 1 mesh router uses the same mesh technology that powers the pricier Beacon 3, and it also boasts an intelligent channel-hopping feature and a bridge mode for compatibility with an existing router.

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6 ways to find the perfect TV show or movie on Netflix

Picking just the right Netflix video for a given night isn’t the chillaxing experience it could be. Find out how to take a deep dive into Netflix’s collection of movies and TV episodes, slicing and dicing its categories to pinpoint the perfect video.

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Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 review: This ergonomic keyboard needs better keys

The Logitech Wireless Keyboard K350 could be just the thing for typists with aching wrists and tendons, provided you warm to the wave-like keyboard design.

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UA review: A thin, light, and peppy budget laptop with battery life to spare

The Asus ZenBook 13 is just the ticket for productivity on a budget. It shines when it comes to everyday computing chores, and its battery keeps going and going.

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Lenovo Legion Y530 review: An affordable gaming laptop saddled with an iffy graphics card

The inexpensive Lenovo Legion Y530 will tempt budget-minded gamers, but its middling graphics card struggles to keep up with today's games, let alone tomorrow's.

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Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard

Big and heavy though it is, the Lenovo Legion Y920 boasts some serious gaming firepower and a mechanical keyboard to boot, not to mention one-touch overclocking and Dolby sound.

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Dell G7 15 (7588) review: A six-core gaming laptop that won’t break the bank

Armed with a screamingly fast six-core CPU and a reasonably robust graphics card, the $1,200 Dell G7 15 packs in an impressive amount of processing and gaming power into a shell that’s less than an inch thick.

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Acer Aspire 5 A515-51-58HD review: Optane memory gives this budget laptop a boost

While it’s thicker and heavier than we’d like and it suffers from an iffy display, the Optane memory-equipped Acer Aspire 5 delivers impressive quad-core performance for hundreds less than its ultraportable competitors.

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Dell G3 15 (3579) review: This budget gaming laptop makes the most of what it’s got

It’s not the thinnest, lightest, or most powerful gaming laptop on the market, and we wish its 15.6-inch screen were brighter. But for a budget-friendly price, the GTX 1050 Ti-powered Dell G3 15 packs an impressive punch.

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Acer Aspire E15 E5-576G-5762 review: Smooth productivity and even gaming for a bargain price

While it's a couple of pounds too heavy to quality as an ultraportable, this $599 version of the Acer Aspire E15 will please bargain hunters looking for smooth Office performance, and it's even got some game thanks to its discrete Nvidia graphics card.

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Lenovo Flex 6 14 review: A budget 8th-gen 2-in-1 that falls short in the graphics department

The Lenovo Flex 6 14 boasts peppy productivity performance, a discrete GPU and solid battery life for a relatively budget price, but it also comes saddled with a dim screen and iffy graphics.

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Logitech MK320 wireless keyboard & mouse review: A flawed mouse holds this bundle back

The Logitech MK320 keyboard feels fine and boasts solid wireless connectivity plus programmable keys for a bargain price, but its included, stiff-buttoned mouse doesn’t quite pass muster.

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Logitech MK270 wireless keyboard & mouse review: A cheap keyboard with a springy feel

Available for as little as $20 online, the MK270 looks and feels a bit cheap, and it makes a fair amount of racket as you type. That said, the MK270's keys feel relatively springy and it's easy to set up.