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The Caveasy One wants to take the headache out of managing your wine collection

The Caveasy One system helps wine enthusiasts catalog and manage bottle collections from initial storage to opening at the dinner table.

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Ooma expands its DIY home security system

Ooma Home additions include a smart video camera, smoke alarm, siren, and automatic arming/disarming.

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Netgear's Arlo Baby camera is now compatible with Apple HomeKit

Now you can ask Siri to show your Netgear Arlo Baby camera's live feed thanks to Apple HomeKit compatibility.


Netgear Armor is a $70 router update that protects your home network with Bitdefender

Armor, Netgear's new subscription-based security service for your home network, will cost $70 a year and is powered by Bitdefender.

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Hogar's Milo speaker takes on the Amazon Echo Plus by doubling as a versatile smart hub

Newcomer Hogar announced the Milo smart speaker at CES 2018 with support for ZigBee, Z-Wave Plus, Bluetooth, and Google Assistant.

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Abode's Iota voice-controlled home security system talks with Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant

Abode Iota adds voice control to this excellent home security system including support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri via Apple HomeKit.

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Jasco's GE-branded smart home gear plays nice with Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home

Jasco made sure its GE-branded ZigBee products now work with Amazon's Echo Plus, and Z-Wave devices work with Google Home via a Z-Wave hub.


Ring rolls out new Stick Up Cam models, a home alarm system, and a 24/7 monitoring service

Ring is expanding its smart home lineup at CES 2018.

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After nearly 10 years of R&D, Phyn Plus is ready to protect your home from water damage

This high-tech valve analyzes water flow in your home’s supply lines to detect leaks and can shut off the water in the event of a catastrophic break.


The Nest x Yale Lock emerges, starts shipping in March

After years of anticipation, Yale is finally ready to ship the Nest x Yale Lock in March, with pre-orders opening in February.


Sengled shines at CES with RGB smart bulbs and a light that doubles as a security camera

Sengled adds a little color to its latest smart light bulbs at CES 2018, as well as in improved security camera bulb.

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Canary to offer a budget-priced smart security cam: The $99 Canary View

The home security company is also bringing Alexa skills and other new features to its product line.

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The Schlage Sense smart deadbolt is getting Google Assistant support

One of our favorite smart locks soon be compatible with all three digital assistants: Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant.

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Abode home security system review: Flexible, easy to install, and readily expandable

A basic home security system that you can expand into a powerful smart home system now or later.

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Kohler has smart kitchen and bath products to show at CES

Kohler is getting into the smart home game in a big way in 2018 with a new Alexa-integrated mirror, smart kitchen faucet, shower control panel, and smart bathroom fixtures.


Samsung SmartThings Link for Nvidia Shield TV review: A cheap smart home hub with one inherent shortcoming

The SmartThings Link is less expensive than a full-sized smart home hub, but its capabilities are not quite equal.

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Amazon Cloud Cam review: The gatekeeper for Amazon's in-home delivery is a swell security camera

This Alexa-enabled camera is well-suited for any home-security scenario, and it has strong ties to other Amazon products.

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GE expands its smart lighting lineup ahead of CES

GE announced several new smart home products, including a new smart wall switch, universal digital assistant ceiling fixtures, as well as improvements to its Sol lamp and C by GE smart light bulbs.

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Hive Welcome Home System review: A U.K. smart home system crosses the pond

Hive ditches its subscription plan in favor of you-own-it hardware. Here’s how well it works.

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The best smart home products of 2017

These are the smart home hubs, thermostats, speakers, smart locks, lighting controls, security cameras, and routers that will dominate early 2018 and beyond.

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