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Logitech's Pop Home Switch promises to simplify smart-home control

Setting up a smart-home system might not be simple, but this innovative device could make it a whole lot easier to use.

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Touchscreen intercom Nucleus debuts with Alexa integration for hands-free control

The $250 device is available on Amazon and at Lowe's stores nationwide starting August 4.

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WSJ: Apple’s shot at launching a TV streaming service hurt by its own difficult demands

Apple's proposed service combined live TV with on-demand streaming of entire seasons, but major networks didn't bite. The Wall Street Journal explains why.

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Apple might be quietly preparing an assault on the cable box via its Apple TV

The next Apple TV update makes watching cable channels easier. Why not cut out the middleman?

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D-Link debuts its first IFTTT-compatible security camera and commits to supporting Apple's HomeKit in another

The DCS-8200LH boasts a 180-degree field of view and can be integrated with existing smart-home platforms. The company plans to develop HomeKit-compatible cameras down the road.

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What if Apple's Amazon Echo competitor is the iPad?

Apple confirmed that an iPad running iOS 10 can be the Home Hub if you leave it connected to Wi-Fi and always plugged in. Sounds like an Echo in here.

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HomeKit's official Home app will control all your connected appliances at once

Apple’s Home app for iOS brings quick controls, lock screen shortcuts, and remote access via Apple TV.

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WWDC wish list: Surprises, wild cards, and one more things

Real tech surprises don't happen that often, but Apple has a knack for pulling them off.

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Apple's intelligent assistant plans shouldn't just echo the Echo

Opening up Siri would accomplish more than releasing a device like Google Home or Amazon Echo.

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Apple’s Amazon Echo competitor might be another new Apple TV

Why launch a new product to compete with Echo and Google Home, when you can just slap a speaker and microphone into the Apple TV?

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Report: Apple is developing a 'Siri Speaker' to rival Amazon Echo and Google Home

First, Apple will release a Siri SDK to power this new product.

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Philips Hue smart lighting gets a new app with more features

Geofencing is one of the more notable additions; users can also assign multiple lights to rooms, so that all the lights in a room can be controlled at once.

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Did you take your pills? The PillDrill medication tracking system will help you remember

This innovative device could lead to better medical outcomes while reducing family friction.

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MightyTV is a “what to watch” streaming video app that could actually work

A new app called MightyTV uses a Tinder-like system to suggest movies and TV shows.

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The AfterMaster Pro promises to improve any type of audio

Ordinary audio goes into this black box; extraordinary audio comes out. What's the secret?

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