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LIFX Beam review: Six feet of decorative lighting that ties into your smart home

This smart lighting kit will give your walls some dynamic visual flair.

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How to link Nest Secure to Google Assistant

Connecting your security system to Google enables voice control.

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Try out Alexa's new custom skills with this great deal on an Echo Dot

Newegg is selling Amazon's Echo Dot for $40 with a bundled $10 gift card.

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SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit Plus review: Built by techies, for techies

It’s short on handholding, but SkylinkNet’s SK-250 kit is a good-enough security offering (though not recommended for beginners).

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How to create private Alexa skills without code

Amazon's Alexa Skills Blueprints let anyone with an Alexa device make household skills.

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Amazon's custom Alexa Blueprints skills show how far ahead of Siri and Google Assistant it is

Amazon has released a super-easy tool for anyone to make their own Alexa skill, and you won't find anything like for Siri or Google Assistant.

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Notion’s home-monitoring system can now send a plumber at the first signs of a water leak

A partnership with HomeAdvisor matches homeowners in need with a local prescreened plumber to perform repairs.

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Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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Heat and cool your home for less with a $60 discount on the Nest Thermostat E

Woot is selling the Nest Thermostat E for just $110 today.

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Best Buy gets smart, teams up with Amazon to sell Alexa-powered Fire TVs

Amazon has announced a partnership with Best Buy to sell the next-generation of Fire TVs due to launch this summer.

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Samsung SmartThings Hub review: One of the best in the business

With massive device support and a simple interface, it’s hard to beat SmartThings to anchor your smart home.

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LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.

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Apple’s premium news service, eGPUs, HomePod and watchOS rumors: Macworld Podcast episode 601

Apple could start its own subscription news service. What’s it like to use an external graphics card with a Mac? Could a cheaper HomePod be coming soon? What’s the deal with watchOS faces? We also feature your comments and questions

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Crowd-funded Abode Systems mostly sold to an Italian home-automation group

Nice S.p.A buys a majority stake in the smart home security startup, but Abode System's founders retain a 25-percent ownership position.

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Fibaro Wall Plug with USB review: Does light make right?

This pricey smart plug offers ground effects and solid energy-monitoring features.

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.

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Ring Video Doorbell: What makes the 2nd-generation different from the first?

Double the money brings much better image quality.

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