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Amazon is reportedly working on a new DVR

Amazon is looking to dominate your home entertainment system. The online retailer is developing a new digital video recorder, nicknamed ‘Frank’ within Amazon, according to a report Friday from Bloomberg. The device would include physical storage, have the ability to… Continue Reading…

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Alexa update lets you watch Ring, Arlo, security camera alerts on your Echo Show

Amazon on Thursday announced in a blog post that Alexa-enabled security cameras from Ring, Arlo and August, along with Amazon’s own Cloud Cam indoor security camera, now work with the Cameras Recap API.  This new API should make it possible for you… Continue Reading…

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Save $100 on the last outdoor Christmas lights you’ll ever need

I love Christmas lights — and that’s coming from a guy who grew up celebrating Chanukah. But because my own family enjoys both holidays, I know all too well the hassle that is putting up and taking down those accursed… Continue Reading…

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IRobot’s Terra robot lawn mower cuts the grass while you relax

  For some, mowing the lawn is intensely satisfying. For others, it’s a time-consuming chore. If the latter sounds like you, take heart. Help is on the way from iRobot, the company that gave us the Roomba robot vacuum. Its… Continue Reading…

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CES 2019: HiMirror wants to help track your weight

HiMirror has a couple of new devices at CES 2019 — the Smart Body Scale and the HiSkin. The Smart Body Scale is supposed to measure weight, body mass index (or BMI), basal metabolic rate, total body water, skeletal muscle… Continue Reading…

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Amazon deals out Super Bowl 2019 discounts: $42 Alexa Microwave, $70 Echo and more

While Amazon was pulling out all the stops with its star-studded 2019 Super Bowl commercial, it was also slashing prices on a wide array of its Alexa-powered devices, including its voice-activated microwave and Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.  We’ve rounded up the… Continue Reading…

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Smart home tech that can save you money

  Your smart home can do more than just make your daily routine more convenient. As strange as it may seem, the couple hundred dollars you spend on a fancy connected gadget might actually save you money in the long… Continue Reading…

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Alexa’s in-app smart home controls just got a makeover

With its latest deluge of Alexa devices, Amazon abandoned much of the black, utilitarian plastic that characterized its previous generation of gadgets in favor of softer, homier designs wrapped in posh fabric. Now, the Alexa app is getting similarly softened,… Continue Reading…

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June releases second-generation smart oven with food recognition

The oven that can recognize and automatically cook your food now has a smarter, cheaper descendent.  The second generation of the June Intelligent Oven is available to order today (its creators will start to ship units out today, too). Like… Continue Reading…

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6 reasons you need a smart sprinkler

  For many smart home devices, deciding whether or not you need them is a matter of preference. I understand if you’d rather get up and flip off a light switch instead of pulling out your phone and doing the… Continue Reading…