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Apple and Amazon take fight from smart home to hotel room

Siri vs. Alexa: Which voice-activated assistant is a better hotel concierge?

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Panasonic pushes buttons with smart home prototypes at SXSW

Panasonic’s home-fermenting machine, DIY dry-cleaner, and ambient media player are just concepts for now, but the company is using SXSW to figure out which one to make first.

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The Vaux: A portable battery-powered speaker for the Echo Dot

Available for preorder now, it promises a more immersive audio experience and more freedom for your Alexa-powered device.

on techhive.com

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Google snafu signs users out of accounts, wreaks havoc on OnHub and Wifi routers

If you were signed out of your Google device on Thursday it wasn't hackers—just a Google hiccup.

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D-Link’s Omna, the first Home-Kit security camera, is now on sale

This smart camera can show you a live feed right on your iPhone lock screen.

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Caavo wants to cure streaming video headaches by unifying your set-top boxes

Caavo wants to be the one set-top box to rule them all, but will the major video streaming players stand for it?

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15 Apple TV games you should absolutely play

Just updated, our picks for the most enticing games on Apple's set-top box.

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Chamberlain’s smart garage door opener to get HomeKit compatibility

HomeKit versions of the company’s Smart Garage Hub and MyQ HomeBridge will ship in July.

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Mattel and Microsoft reveal Aristotle, a tabletop digital nanny for kids

Mattel shows us how its new "Amazon Echo for kids" interacts with children and other devices around the home.

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The Ring Floodlight Cam uses Wi-Fi video recording and a 100dB siren to thwart crooks

For $249, the Ring Floodlight Cam may be Ring's most bad guy-unfriendly smart camera yet.

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Sylvania’s Smart Multicolor A19 light bulb is HomeKit compatible, but it doesn’t require a hub

The new bulb can be controlled via Siri when you’re at home, and remotely via an Apple TV when you’re not.

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The LG Levitating Portable Speaker plans to go airborne at CES

Now here's a product that does what it says it will do. It levitates. Apparently with aplomb.

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HomeKit-compatible sensors from Fibaro bring new capabilities to Apple’s smart-home platform

Motion, flood, and door/window sensors help protect your home and can interact with other smart devices.

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Apple's single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS is live

A limited number of cable subscribers across the nation can now forget about signing in to endless apps with their cable provider credentials.

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The Sevenhugs Smart Remote magically adapts to control whatever device it's pointed at

Okay, it’s not really magic, the remote relies on an indoor positioning system to know where it and the devices you’d have it control are located within the room.

on techhive.com