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Newly unveiled Nest Protect brings smarts to smoke alarms

After conquering the thermostat, Nest Labs now wants to make smoke alarms intelligent.

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Home is where the heart is: 8 apps for house hunters

They say the first three rules of real estate are 'location, location, location.' We'd like to add a fourth: preparation.

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Bluetooth coffee machine, Wi-Fi electric pot join ranks of networked gadgets

Philips offered a new take on connected devices, offering up a Bluetooth espresso machine and Wi-Fi electric pot at its booth at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

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Clockwise 6: Playlists to shower by

Two-factor authentication and bad passwords, technology to save energy, how we buy movies, and the Hyperloop. With guests Michael Brown and Serenity Caldwell

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Canary promises a sophisticated home-security system for the 47 percent

Company hopes to crowd-fund its way into the ranks of ADT and Vivint.

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Smartphone app puts Christmas lights to year-round use

Lumenplay lights have been outfitted with LEDs that allow them, through the control of a smartphone, to make just about any color of the rainbow.

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Introducing TechHive's Digital Entertainment Superguide

Interested in cutting the cord on your television and exploring what the digital media landscape has to offer you? Make the move with our Digital Entertainment Superguide, hand-crafted for you by the TechHive editors for just $3.99.

The Kwikset Kevo lock opens at your touch

New deadbolt turns your smartphone into a virtual key.

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Beer and satellites: Our favorite Demo Mobile 2013 products

This year's Demo Mobile featured an impressive array of products and services. Here are our favorites.

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Review: Ninja Standing Desk is perfect for the traveling office ninja in your life

Dan McDonley's Ninja Standing Desk is a beautiful use of $159 and a great (if unconventional) way to start standing at work.

Apple TV 5.2.1 brings redesigned Hulu Plus app, security fixes

Apple’s Apple TV 5.2.1 software update, released on Tuesday, brings a redesigned interface for the television and movies streaming app as well as patching a number of bugs.

Heat Meter measures energy use in real time

A new, Wi-Fi connected device called the Heat Meter allows homeowners to track propane, natural gas or oil use in real time and compare their home's efficiency with others in the area.

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Review: Create a local file server with Kanex's meDrive

The meDrive is a way to put an unused USB hard drive to good use by providing file server capabilities.

Review: LifeSpan's Bluetooth-enabled treadmill desk is flawed but functional

Lex Friedman uses a treadmill desk, and jumped—or at least walked briskly—at the chance to review a Bluetooth-enabled model from LifeSpan. Though it works, it's not incredible, he says.

Sonos enters home theater market with wireless soundbar

Facing new competition in the wireless multi-room audio system market that it dominates now, Sonos seeks to expand into the home-theater audio market.

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Cisco to sell Linksys home networking business to Belkin

Cisco Systems plans to sell its Linksys home networking business to Belkin International for an undisclosed sum under an agreement that includes cooperation between the companies on software, service-provider products and other areas.

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