Smart & Connected Life

    You're living your life with virtual assistants, smart lights and kitchens, and even wearable computers. We'll help you wade through it all to live the smart life you want!
    Woman dangling keys to her new EV.
    The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Electric Vehicles
    Car exhaust blurring abbreviation for CO2
    How ‘Green’ are Electric Vehicles, Really?
    EV driving around a nearly empty charging station
    Tips for Handling Difficult Charging Stations
    Ford Mach e shown driving by a lake with mountains in the background.
    Want a High-Performance Car? Think EV
    An illustration showing EV front and rear trunks plus the extra interior space they typically hold.
    EVs are Roomier and Here's Why
    Futuristic view of a car driving fast and leaving light trails
    EV Lifespan: Do They Last as Long as Gasoline Cars?
    An illustrated history of electric cars from 1828 to today.
    Electric Vehicles: A Short History Lesson
    An illustration of the various types of EVs with explanations of how they differ from one another.
    EV (BEV) vs PHEV vs FCEV vs Hybrid: What's the Difference?
    Carpooling friends
    Parking and HOV Lanes: The Secret Perks of EV Ownership
    Illustration of gas vs EV cars in a race with the EV winning.
    EVs Perform Better Than Gasoline Vehicles and Here's Why
    How Does Regenerative Braking Work?
    An iPhone with the Nest app open and displaying a thermostat on the screen.
    How to Turn Off a Nest Thermostat
    Watching a smart TV
    7 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smart TV
    An illustration of Siri logo vs Google Assistant logo.
    Siri vs. Google: Which Assistant Fits Your Needs?
    Setting up a new HomePod Mini with an iPhone SE.
    How to Set Up a HomePod Mini
    A HomePod Mini with an iPhone.
    How to Fix the Most Common HomePod Mini Problems
    A home weather station display.
    Should You Buy a Personal Weather Station?
    A personal weather station ready to assemble and set up.
    How to Set Up a Personal Weather Station
    Update HomePod mini using iPhone
    How to Update a HomePod Mini
    Apple HomePod sitting on a desk
    How to Reset a HomePod mini
    Google Home and ipad on a counter
    Can Google Home and Alexa Work Together?
    Sonos Beam
    How to Connect Sonos Beam to TV
    A photo of the Wemo Smart Plug connected to a wall outlet.
    How to Reset a Wemo Plug
    The PlayStation VR headset
    Can You Watch Movies on Sony VR?
    A person using a PlayStation VR headset with two Move controllers
    Do You Need a TV for PlayStation VR?
    Gosund smart plug lifestyle
    How to Set Up Gosund Smart Plug
    TP-Link Kasa HS-100 Smart Wi-Fi Plug
    How to Reset a Kasa Smart Plug
    Sonos One On A Shelf
    How to Connect Sonos One to TV
    Sonos Beam
    How to Set Up Sonos Beam
    Sonos Beam
    How to Turn Off Sonos Beam
    Sonos Beam
    How to Reset a Sonos Beam
    A Sonos One smart speaker sitting on a table with a lamp, plant, and other trinkets.
    How to Set up a Sonos One
    Sonos One white speaker
    How to Reboot and Reset a Sonos One
    HomePod settings to reset the HomePod on iPhone
    How to Reset Your HomePod to Its Factory Settings
    Image of a WeMo smart plug connected to a Wi-Fi network
    How to Connect a Smart Plug to Wi-Fi
    A man standing in a kitchen looking at a ceiling light while holding a tablet
    Do Smart Plugs Save Energy?
    Connecting AirPods to Roku TV with an iPhone.
    How to Connect AirPods to Roku TV
    A Roomba i3 cleaning the floor
    What Is a Roomba and How Does It Work?
    The Intercom feature shown on iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch with a HomePod and Earbuds nearby.
    Apple Intercom: What It Is and How to Use It
    A woman wearing a Google Cardboard VR headset while using a virtual reality iPhone app.
    Best Virtual Reality Apps for the iPhone
    How to Get Siri to Read Text on iOS and macOS
    How to Get Siri to Read Text on iOS and macOS
    Particle data forming and artificial intelligence robot face.
    What Is Artificial Intelligence?
    Robotic arms cooking a meal on a kitchen stove without human assistance
    Rise of the Home Robot
    Facial recognition dots on face peering into a home window
    5 Ways AI Can Make Your Home Happy
    Artificial intelligence representation
    A.I. and Machine Learning: What You Need to Know
    Illustration of a digital brain
    Do You Know the Four Types of Artificial Intelligence?
    An older adult setting up a smart thermostat.
    What is the Samsung SmartThings App?
    A white HomePod and a black homepod
    How To Update Your HomePod Software To the Latest Version
    ADT and Ring logos
    ADT vs. Ring: Which Smart Security System Is Best for You?
    SimpliSafe and ring logos
    SimpliSafe vs Ring: Which Smart Security System Is Best for You?
    Image of mounting a security camera
    Yes, You Can Install Security Cameras Without Too Much Effort
    Apple HomePod being controlled with an iPhone
    Set up Apple HomePod in Just a Few Steps
    A woman tries to watch a movie on her phone, but Google Assistant won't play movies.
    What to Do When Google Assistant Won't Play Movies
    An illustration of the Siri digital assistant versus the Amazon Alexa mobile assistant.
    Siri vs Alexa: Which Assistant Is Best For You?
    A graphic showing Google Home vs Amazon Alex/Echo
    Google Home vs. Alexa: Which Smart Speaker Is Best For You?
    Google Home and a laptop using YouTube.
    How to Use Google Home With YouTube
    A woman viewing the feed from her smart doorbell on her phone.
    How to Install Any Ring Doorbell Without an Existing Doorbell
    Honeywell Thermostat
    How to Connect a Honeywell Thermostat to Wi-Fi
    Samsung Smart TV
    Smart TVs: What You Need to Know