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Canary Flex

Canary spreads its wings with a weatherproof security camera, new accessories and services

The battery-powered Canary Flex can operate truly wire free, and a new membership benefit could reimburse up to $1000 of your insurance deductible in the event of a break-in.

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Glance Clock

The Glance Clock promises to change your concept of timekeeping

This analog/digital hybrid only looks like a classic wall clock.

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Amazon's revamped Echo Dot is cheaper than ever and finally available to everyone

Amazon's second-generation Dot is built (and priced) to work in teams.

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GE taps Amazon's Alexa to provide voice control for its Wi-Fi-connected appliances

Dubbed "Geneva," the new skill works with any connected GE or Monogram appliance, including refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens, ranges, laundry and more.

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Nest Cam Outdoor with Nest Thermostat

Nest ships its Nest Cam Outdoor and shows off new colors for its Nest Thermostat

Nest Cam users will need a subscription to get all the new features, but non-subscribers aren't left totally in the cold.

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Sony has Bose and its Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling headphones in its sights

Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated Walkman machined from solid copper.

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Z-Wave (part of it, at least) becomes an open smart-home standard

Sigma Designs has released crucial software elements of its Z-Wave technology into the public domain.

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Philips Hue motion sensor makes smart home lighting even more convenient

In October, you can stop turning on the lights like a sucker and just keep walking.

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Coldwell Banker smart-home staging kit

Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker says smart-home tech will deliver a faster sale

The real-estate company has a DIY staging kit that will quickly transform an ordinary home into a smart home to impress potential buyers. But the deal isn't limited to home-sellers.

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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: Appleā€™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.