This week, we learned how to make your dumb home smart on a budget, investigated the perks of being verified on social media, pondered Snapchat's estimated worth of $10 billion and more. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last seven days. Oh, and be sure to subscribe to our Flipboard magazine!

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Snapchat's hefty price tag, the perks of being verified, and other stories you might've missed