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31% off Logitech Harmony Smart Control with Smartphone App and Simple All In One Remote - Deal Alert

The Harmony Hub combined with a powerful app give you personalized control of up to eight devices—even through closed cabinets and walls

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34% off Lumsing 5 Port 40W USB Charging Station, with Quick Charge Port - Deal Alert

Quick Charge technology allows you to charge a device 75% faster. Each port will detect and deliver the best current to your devices for high-speed charging.

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Logitech's Pop Home Switch promises to simplify smart-home control

Setting up a smart-home system might not be simple, but this innovative device could make it a whole lot easier to use.

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Netatmo adds smart-home features and cloud storage to its home security camera

New door/window sensors can trigger Netatmo's Welcome camera to capture a clip and upload it to a Dropbox account.

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Farewell, Sense, we hardly knew ye: Silk Labs cancels its smart-home device and will refund its Kickstarter backers

Silk Labs, the developer of the unique Sense security camera and smart-home hub, has decided to license its technology to third-party manufacturers instead of building its own hardware.

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Is there still time for 2016 to be the year of the smart home? Maybe

While just one in five broadband households own a smart device, and only one in ten purchased one in 2015, a significant number plan to consider a smart home device this year.

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Amazon's Alexa digital assistant has mad skills; more than 1000 of them, actually

Third-party developers are rushing to capitalize on Amazon's efforts to make it easy for them to tap into its cloud-based Alexa Voice Service.

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Amazon adds new Alexa features to Fire TV

Alexa on Fire TV has gradually improved since it first debuted last September; Tuesday's update adds television controls and app-launching capabilities.

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Google announces Google Home, bringing 'OK Google' to your kitchen

Google launches Google Home, an Amazon Echo competitor and a showcase for its new Google Assistant conversational-language search.

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Nest expands the capabilities of its Works with Nest API

Third-party developers gain access to new smart-home tricks.

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Wemo smart-home devices now work with the Nest Learning Thermostat

New version of the Wemo app taps the Nest Home/Away Assist feature.

Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now available for pre-order

This 802.11ac router has a ZigBee radio built in, and you can add support for Bluetooth and/or Z-Wave with USB dongles.

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Sage by Hughes adds 'Works with Nest' to its connected-home system's vocabulary

The EchoStar-backed security and connected home hub now supports the Nest Cam, the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.


The tiny Klug Home promises big changes in what we should expect of hubs and controllers

Connected-home devices like the Nest thermostat already adapt to your preferences, this could be the first connected-home hub that can pull off that trick.

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Lutron’s Caséta wireless lighting controller now works with Amazon’s Echo devices

Caséta owners can ask Alexa to turn connected lights on and off or dim them to preset values.

Nest says it’s helping stranded Revolv hub users amid service shutdown PR nightmare

Revolv users may get “compensation” from Nest as they try to get their smart homes working again.

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Iris by Lowe's (second generation) review: Good features, diverse ecosystem

Lowe's is building a second level on its solid connected-home foundation, and making intriguing promises for future expansion.

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Nest throws its support behind Amazon Echo and reportedly won’t try to compete

Amazon and Nest make nice: Echo and Fire TV users will soon get to set thermostat temperature by voice.

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