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    Smart Home Starter Guide: 7 Essential Products to Start With

    Smart home this, connected that, the internet of things — all terms you’ve heard in abundance over the past week thanks to CES 2017, which undeniably had an impressive spread of cool smart home stuff for us to add to our homes later this year when most of those...
  • Robots to Help You Parent are Coming in 2017

    You can ask any parent and you’re likely to get the same response: sometimes they’re too damn tired perform, and it certainly is a performance, their kid’s favorite book for the one-hundredth time. Or perhaps their day isn’t going too well and they’d rather not answer a seemingly endless...
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    Lenovo Smart Assistant Announced: Meet Lenovo’s Version of Alexa

    Lenovo has also thrown their name into the smart speaker market, as the company unveiled the new Lenovo Smart Assistant this morning. It’s a tall, tubular speaker in the style of the Amazon Echo, and it’ll include the Amazon Alexa assistant. Lenovo boasts that the Smart Assistant will work...
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    TrackR Pixel, Wallet 2.0 Announced

    If you’re prone to losing things, you’ve probably heard of TrackR by now. And this morning, the company announced two new products ahead of this week’s CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the TrackR Pixel and the TrackR Wallet 2.0. The TrackR Pixel brings a much smaller item tracker to...
  • So, You Got an Amazon Echo for Christmas… Now What?

    One of the hottest Christmas gifts this holiday season was the Amazon Echo. Thousands of people tore the wrapping paper off gifts from loved ones — and Santa — this morning to reveal either the less expensive but just as powerful talking hockey puck that is the Echo Dot...
  • LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Multicolor Bulb A19 Review

    **This review is of the latest LHA19E26UC10 model LIFX bulb.** Having the lights turn on when you arrive home late at night, and having them shutoff when you leave the house is incredible. Having your living room lights flash a shade of Twitter blue when someone mentions you in a...
  • How To Live Smarter with IFTTT

    For a year now, I’ve been seeing the abbreviation “IFTTT” pop up all over the internet. I had no idea what this meant and assumed it was new slang that I wasn’t cool or young enough to know. I frequently found myself wondering, “what is IFTTT?” What I eventually...
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    Haiku Home Smart Ceiling Fan: Wi-Fi Connected, Works with Alexa

    Sometimes, we’ll come across a product and shrug indifferently at what it does, but then somehow moments later, we’ve got our credit cards out and we want nothing more. That’s the case with the Haiku Home Smart Ceiling Fans, which are Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fans that you can control...
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    Logitech Harmony Hub

    The smart home market grew tremendously in 2016, and we only see the number of smart home products growing significantly in 2017. In fact, we can’t wait for CES 2017 to see exactly what new products are coming. But with all of the numerous wifi-connected devices and doohickies available...
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    Netgear Orbi Review

    If you follow tech news even loosely, chances are that you’ve probably heard about Netgear’s newest router setup, the Netgear Orbi, which aims to fully eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones in your home. Before writing this review, I should probably note that I am knee deep in the router game,...
  • Holi Smartlamp

    Holi SmartLamp Connected LED Lamp

    Smart lighting is here to stay, and now, every company under the sun is coming out with their own smart lighting. But one of the most unique-looking smart connected lights we’ve seen is the Holi SmartLamp, which aims to bring a lightshow right to your home with an interesting...
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    Wi-Fi Surveillance Camera Clock

    There are a seemingly endless number of smart cameras for your home, but the majority of them stick out like the red dress in Schindler’s List. Even the best home surveillance cameras aren’t small enough to be inconspicuous. Enter the Wi-Fi Surveillance Camera Clock by Sharper Image, which is exactly...