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SmartMat is the first intelligent yoga mat

Intimidated by going to a yoga studio? This mat can give you real-time feedback on your yoga practice at home.

Petcube is a cloud cam that's custom-made to confuse cats

With a laser pointer integrated into the camera body, you can mess with your cats with a simple swipe of your smartphone screen.

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Bluetooth 4.2 supercharges smart homes, blocks privacy-bashing Beacons

Future Bluetooth devices could connect to the Internet through regular home routers, and require opt-in approval for privacy-invading Beacons.

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Bitdefender's BOX hardware protects your entire home network, not just your PC

Bitdefender BOX can replace or run alongside a home router to scan all network traffic for security threats

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Amazon teases Echo, a Bluetooth speaker and voice-activated assistant

The $200 device is a little like Siri for your whole house.

Wi-Fi security cam Simplicam can detect faces, cutting down on false alarms

You probably don't want a notification every time a bug flies by your security camera. Check out Simplicam.

Scan it or say it, and Hiku remembers what you need at the store

This little gadget sticks to your fridge, and lets you scan barcodes or just tell it what you need, to compile a shopping list in an iOS app.

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Apple's HomeKit is ready to shake up the connected home market

Its success depends on developers making great software and devices, and Apple being able to convince users that those devices are not just worthwhile, but secure.

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Why privacy rules for HealthKit and HomeKit are a huge advantage for Apple

Apple has added a list of rules about how developers can use HealthKit, HomeKit, and keyboard data. And those rules could help it win over consumers.

Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking a snap

Even if you've never head of sous vide before, you'll like how easy the Anova is to use and how delicious its recipes are.

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Honeywell's Lyric brings geofencing to smart thermostats

It looks like the Nest, but instead of learning your habits, Lyric just tracks your phone's location.

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Report: Apple plans to introduce a connected home platform at WWDC

You might be able to soon tell Siri to open the garage door—assuming a new rumor is accurate, anyway.

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Six helpful apps for cleaning your disgusting house

Sure, sure, you want a clean house. You try. You can handle the immediate mess when you see it; it’s just hard to keep up with on a regular basis. These apps can help you keep everything orderly.

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