Smart Home

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    Father's Day Gifts For the Smart Home Dad

    The best deals and sales for your tech-obsessed dad. Father's Day Gifts For the Smart Home Dad : Read more
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    Abode Iota Review: DIY Security with a Built-in Camera

    The Adobe Iota offers easy setup and everything you need to watch over your house, though the built-in camera has some limitations. Abode Iota Review: DIY Security with a Built-in Camera : Read more
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    Prime Day Preview: Echo Dot Just $29

    Take up to 40% off Amazon's flagship Alexa speakers. Prime Day Preview: Echo Dot Just $29 : Read more
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    Don't Wait For Amazon Prime Day: Get 30% Off Echo Devices Today

    Our favorite Alexa devices are on sale exclusively for Amazon Family members. Don't Wait For Amazon Prime Day: Get 30% Off Echo Devices Today : Read more
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    Act Fast: Take 15% Off Philips Hue Smart Lights

    Some of our favorite smart lights are on sale now through Memorial Day. Act Fast: Take 15% Off Philips Hue Smart Lights : Read more
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    Sign Up For Prime Student, Get a $5 Echo Dot

    The deal includes six free months of Amazon Prime Student. Sign Up For Prime Student, Get a $5 Echo Dot : Read more
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    Arlo Ultra Review: Best Wireless Security Camera

    The Arlo Ultra delivers top-notch video, a great set of features and powerful but easy-to-use software. Arlo Ultra Review: Best Wireless Security Camera : Read more
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    Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off

    Our favorite budget smart lock is at its lowest price of the year. Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off : Read more
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    Info Google Just Killed the Best Thing About Its Nest Products

    By ending the Works With Nest program so abruptly, Google is alienating both consumers and smart-home companies. Google Just Killed the Best Thing About Its Nest Products : Read more
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    Anker EufyCam Security Camera Review: Not Fully Baked

    While it offers good video quality and effective facial recognition, this crowd-funded camera is not yet ready for prime time. Anker EufyCam Security Camera Review: Not Fully Baked : Read more
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    Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On

    Cortana is dead, but Microsoft doesn't want to admit it yet. Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On : Read more
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    Google Home Mini Is Just $29 at Walmart

    Google's top smart home gear is on sale with prices starting at just $29. Google Home Mini Is Just $29 at Walmart : Read more
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    Google Is Making a True Rival to Apple’s Face ID

    Google's new face recognition is coming to Android Q, and will reportedly work in the Google App, too. Google Is Making a True Rival to Apple’s Face ID : Read more
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    Cori HD Security Camera Review: Cheap But Flawed

    This very inexpensive camera has a few issues, but it may be good enough for many users. Cori HD Security Camera Review: Cheap But Flawed : Read more
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    Ring Stick Up Cam Wired Review: Social Networking Meets Security Camera

    While the Neighbors Feed on the Ring Stick Up Cam Wired can alert you about problems in your area, overall, this security camera leaves much to be desired. Ring Stick Up Cam Wired Review: Social Networking Meets Security Camera : Read more
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    Take $500 Off This 55-inch Samsung QLED

    Get up to a $450 gift card with select Samsung QLED purchases. Take $500 Off This 55-inch Samsung QLED : Read more
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    iRobot Roomba i7+ Review: A Convenient, Costly Robot Vacuum

    The iRobot Roomba i7+ learns your home's layout and empties its own dustbin. It's super-cool, but this convenience comes at a price. iRobot Roomba i7+ Review: A Convenient, Costly Robot Vacuum : Read more
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    Amazon Echo Now Cheaper Than It Was on Black Friday

    Get the Amazon Echo at its lowest price ever. Amazon Echo Now Cheaper Than It Was on Black Friday : Read more
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    How do you add the Smart Home Hub using the cable remote for your TV?

    I am trying to connect a Smart Home Hub with my Samsung Smart TV so I can use Alexa to navigate the TV but instructions say to use your TV remote. The remote I am using is the cable remote from my cable TV company. How can I make it work?
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    iRobot Roomba 690 Review: Solid Performer

    This affordable Roomba is easy to set up and use, and it cleans well around furniture. iRobot Roomba 690 Review: Solid Performer : Read more
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    Shark Ion Robot R85 Wi-Fi Connected: The Robot Vacuum to Beat

    Though there are couple trade-offs, the Shark Ion Robot R85 is an excellent Wi-Fi-connected robot vacuum that combines good performance with an affordable price. Shark Ion Robot R85 Wi-Fi Connected: The Robot Vacuum to Beat : Read more
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    Eufy RoboVac 11S: Inexpensive Vacuum Lacks Smarts

    The affordable Eufy RoboVac 11S is a solid budget robot vacuum, but it needs supervision. Eufy RoboVac 11S: Inexpensive Vacuum Lacks Smarts : Read more
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    Tom’s Guide CES 2019 Awards: The Best New Tech

    From LG’s mind-blowing rollable OLED TV and Google’s Interpreter to a 5G router and an Impossible Burger, these are the most innovative things at CES 2019. Tom’s Guide CES 2019 Awards: The Best New Tech : Read more
  24. Mark Spoonauer

    Lenovo Smart Clock Reinvents the Alarm Clock with Google Assistant

    The Lenovo Smart Clock helps you fall asleep and wake up better than a smartphone while allowing you to control other smart home gadgets with routines. Lenovo Smart Clock Reinvents the Alarm Clock with Google Assistant : Read more
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    Best Baby Monitor 2015

    We tested six video cameras to find which delivers the sharpest images and best features for monitoring a sleeping child. Here are the best. Best Baby Monitor 2015 : Read more
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    Help needed with smart home

    Hi there, my brother recently asked me if when he buys his new house If I can basically just turn it into a full smart home, including curtains controlled by Alexa/google home haven't decided which one I'll use yet. How much will everything cost? Like hive heating and everything. Also including...
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    Alexa is turning off the tv but failing to turn it on

    Connection to smart home and Alexa is working, but only when I tell Alexa to turn off the tv
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    Best Alexa Skills To Impress Your Family

    From Ted Talks to Tic Tac Toe, use these Alexa skills to show your family all it can do. Best Alexa Skills To Impress Your Family : Read more
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    Alexa Just Got a Heck of a Lot Smarter

    Alexa has a new way to answer your hardest questions. Alexa Just Got a Heck of a Lot Smarter : Read more
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    Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger

    A man requesting his Amazon Alexa data under GDPR rules was sent a total stranger's recordings without the other party's knowledge. Amazon Sent Man's Alexa Recordings to Total Stranger : Read more
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    Alexa Comes to Home Security Systems: Here's How It Works

    Expect more Alexa enabled security products to be released in the near future. Alexa Comes to Home Security Systems: Here's How It Works : Read more
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    Samsung 65-inch Q9FN QLED TV Review: Who Needs OLED?

    The Samsung 65-inch Q9FN QLED TV is Samsung's best 4K TV, and it shows, with best-in-class LCD performance, excellent sound and plenty of smarts. Samsung 65-inch Q9FN QLED TV Review: Who Needs OLED? : Read more
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    You Can Now Check Your Email with Alexa: Here’s How

    Here's how to make Alexa your personal email assistant. You Can Now Check Your Email with Alexa: Here’s How : Read more
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    The Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is Fun for About 5 Minutes

    While it's amusing to see Big Mouth Billy Bass lip sync with Alexa, this novelty doesn't seem worth $40. The Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is Fun for About 5 Minutes : Read more
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    Get a Free Echo Dot with Any Blink XT Camera

    Amazon is offering a free Echo Dot on top of its current Blink XT discounts. Get a Free Echo Dot with Any Blink XT Camera : Read more
  36. Marshall Honorof

    Xiaomi Mi Box S Review: Decent Price, Mediocre Performance

    There's no compelling reason to get a Xiaomi Mi Box S, due to troublesome issues with its picture quality, sound levels and interface. Xiaomi Mi Box S Review: Decent Price, Mediocre Performance : Read more
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    Most Innovative Tech of 2018

    These products and technologies truly pushed the envelope this year in a wide range of categories, including phones, TVs, computing, gaming and smartwatches. Most Innovative Tech of 2018 : Read more
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    Is the Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S Worth It?

    If you're looking to spend around $200 on a robot vacuum, it's a good bet, as long as you don't mind the trade-offs. Is the Eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11S Worth It? : Read more
  39. Mark Spoonauer

    Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is the Zenith of Technological Achievement

    What the world needs now is a fish that can lip sync spoken responses from Alexa. Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is the Zenith of Technological Achievement : Read more
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    Kasa Cam Outdoor Review: Good Security Camera at Reasonable Price

    Excellent audio and daylight video, reasonably priced storage, and flexible software make the Kasa Cam Outdoor a very good outdoor camera, though night video is blurry. Kasa Cam Outdoor Review: Good Security Camera at Reasonable Price : Read more
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    Netgear Orbi Voice Review: Mesh Favorite Adds Alexa

    Among the best-performing home-networking devices available, Netgear's Orbi Voice performs a trick that no other mesh network kit can: It combines Alexa voice control, data and audio in an extension that sets the pace in performance and music. Netgear Orbi Voice Review: Mesh Favorite Adds Alexa...
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    Cyber Monday Deal: Ninja Smart Screen Blender Hits Lowest Price Ever

    The Ninja Smart Screen Blender is now at its lowest price ever. Cyber Monday Deal: Ninja Smart Screen Blender Hits Lowest Price Ever : Read more
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    Killer Smart Home Deal: Echo Dot w/ Smart Bulb Kit Just $69

    Our favorite smart speaker is on sale, bundled with two Philips Hue smart bulbs. Killer Smart Home Deal: Echo Dot w/ Smart Bulb Kit Just $69 : Read more
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    Facebook Portal Review: A No-So-Smart Display

    Even if we didn't have privacy concerns, we'd still recommend against the Facebook Portal, because it just isn't as capable as other smart displays. Facebook Portal Review: A No-So-Smart Display : Read more
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    Killer Deal: Get an Echo Dot Now for $2

    The best Amazon deal we've ever seen. Killer Deal: Get an Echo Dot Now for $2 : Read more
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    Amazon Fire TV Recast Review: The Ultimate DVR for Cord-Cutters

    This small black box connects to an HD antenna and lets you record over-the-air broadcasts. Amazon Fire TV Recast Review: The Ultimate DVR for Cord-Cutters : Read more
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    Huawei's Next Target? Amazon's Alexa

    Huawei's CEO has teased a new Alexa killer. Huawei's Next Target? Amazon's Alexa : Read more
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    Samsung SmartThings Wifi Mesh Router Review: Small and Smart

    With an interface that can control an assortment of home-automation devices, Samsung's SmartThings Wifi mesh network can fill the largest homes with data. Samsung SmartThings Wifi Mesh Router Review: Small and Smart : Read more
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    Amazon Blueprints finally launches in the UK: the ultimate way to customize Alexa

    Amazon gets personal with its latest launch... Amazon Blueprints finally launches in the UK: the ultimate way to customize Alexa : Read more
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    Best Instant Pot: Every Model Tested

    We tested every model of Instant Pot to help you decide which one is right for you. Best Instant Pot: Every Model Tested : Read more
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    Amazon's Smart Home Sale Includes $10 Smart Plugs, Bulbs

    A can't miss deal for budget-strapped smart home fans. Amazon's Smart Home Sale Includes $10 Smart Plugs, Bulbs : Read more
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    Vizio E-Series 65-Inch (E65-F1) Review: Affordable 4K Picture, Iffy Smarts

    The Vizio 65-inch E-Series E65-F1 offers 4K and HDR support for a reasonable price, but this set's SmartCast TV platform is limited. Vizio E-Series 65-Inch (E65-F1) Review: Affordable 4K Picture, Iffy Smarts : Read more
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    Anki Vector Review: A Bot With a Big Brain but Small Ambitions

    Anki's second home robot houses a lot of power and potential but it's a little shy in showing off what it can do. Anki Vector Review: A Bot With a Big Brain but Small Ambitions : Read more
  54. Marshall Honorof

    Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review: A Welcome Upgrade

    As 4K HDR streaming devices go, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K does a great job balancing functionality, price and performance. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Review: A Welcome Upgrade : Read more
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    Expert: Google Home Hub Security ‘Beyond Dismal’

    According to security researcher Jerry Gamblin, the Google Home Hub can be easily manipulated from a remote device. Expert: Google Home Hub Security ‘Beyond Dismal’ : Read more
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    Get a Samsung QLED TV for Less Than $700

    Samsung's 49-inch QLED now at its lowest price ever. Get a Samsung QLED TV for Less Than $700 : Read more
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    Google Home Hub Review: A Cheaper, Simpler Smart Home Hub

    While it’s not as large or loud as the Echo Show, the Google Home Hub is an affordable and capable alternative for those looking for a smart display. Google Home Hub Review: A Cheaper, Simpler Smart Home Hub : Read more
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    Should Alexa Be Your Child’s Friend?

    More and more kids are making friends with virtual assistants – but when does it go too far? Should Alexa Be Your Child’s Friend? : Read more
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    Rarely Discounted Nest Hello Now $50 Off

    Our favorite smart doorbell is on sale. Rarely Discounted Nest Hello Now $50 Off : Read more
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    10 Essential Instant Pot Recipes

    These 10 Essential Recipes highlight all of the Instant Pot's best features and are the game changers you need in your cooking repertoire. 10 Essential Instant Pot Recipes : Read more