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Google is creepy, but you shouldn't automatically fear it invading your Nest

You can't be a player in the Internet of Things without things, preferably really nice things. But Google's a data company, never forget.

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Google buys Nest, world gets one step closer to 'OK Glass, make my house warmer'

Will Google's $3.2 billion investment in the Internet of Things market have privacy implications for Nest's customers? Nest, naturally, says no.

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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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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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Apple TV 5.2.1 brings redesigned Hulu Plus app, security fixes

Appleā€™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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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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How to set up a home recording studio

Putting together a home recording studio is easier than you may think.

Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

International CES kicks off Sunday in Las Vegas. Here's an early look at some tech trends and hot products to watch for during the massive trade show.

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