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Hands-on with Homeboy: This could be the best home-security camera yet

This tiny device has the potential to shake up the home-security market.

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Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight review: $99 is cheap if it saves your house from burning down

It plugs into an AC outlet, alerts you to smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, and contacts you via an app with a recording of the sound. A few false alarms aside, this security device is a smart buy for any home.

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No new Apple TV? Here's why we must Watch and wait

Chris Breen's educated guess: Apple TV is waiting for a few other new Apple products to move with it into the smart home of the future.

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D-Link Connected Home Platform review: This is no way to build a smart home

This smart-home system is built on a shaky foundation.

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Apple's HomeKit is ready to shake up the connected home market

Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.

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Why privacy rules for HealthKit and HomeKit are a huge advantage for Apple

Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data. And those rules could help it win over consumers.

Clockwise Podcast: Comic-Con, Yelp, smart bulbs, and "app rot"

Amazon and Apple make comic-book fans sad, Yelp lets reviewers add video clips, tablet and smartphone fans let "app rot" set in, and how many tech fans does it take to install a smart bulb? With guests Leah Yamshon and Blake Stimac.

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iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini review: Now we're cooking

It's not exactly Rosie the Robot preparing meals for you, but you'll be able to walk away from the kitchen and get a push notification when the meat is at the perfect temperature. Not too shabby.

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Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking a snap

Even if you've never head of sous vide before, you'll like how easy the Anova is to use and how delicious its recipes are.

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Apple's HomeKit hub may already be in your house

HomeKit--a set of tools for controlling your home's devices from your iOS device--looks promising. But what about control from a remote location? Chris Breen has some thoughts.

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Honeywell's Lyric brings geofencing to smart thermostats

It looks like the Nest, but instead of learning your habits, Lyric just tracks your phone's location.

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Self-driving cars, medical wristbands, home automation, and oversharing

It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.

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Podcast: Everything's awesome, nobody's happy

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss Apple's rumored home automation moves, hacked Aussie iCloud accounts, and kids and old computers.

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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

Vendors of connected-home hardware would love to get shelf-space in Apple Stores. And they'd be willing to do almost anything Cupertino asked to get it.

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Report: Apple plans to introduce a connected home platform at WWDC

You might be able to soon tell Siri to open the garage door—assuming a new rumor is accurate, anyway.

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Six helpful apps for cleaning your disgusting house

Sure, sure, you want a clean house. You try. You can handle the immediate mess when you see it; it’s just hard to keep up with on a regular basis. These apps can help you keep everything orderly.

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