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Peq review: A robust, DIY connected-home system

Nothing demonstrates the connected home becoming mainstream more than being able to buy the components at Best Buy.

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Walmart's $25 Vudu Spark streaming stick is now available to the masses

Walmart's $25 streaming stick undercuts the competition's prices by a good margin.

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Google to make bigger retail push with Nexus Player

The first Android TV device is heading to both online and brick-and-mortar stores.

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Stir's new Kinetic Desk M1 is a smarter desk for a lower (but still high) price

With a bigger touchscreen, fresh interface, and the smarts to know when you want to sit and when you want to stand, this desk is an investment in your home office and your health.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron 300 for $450, ASUS Celeron Laptop for $199, and more

Before you fly home for Christmas or lock down your holiday plans, why not pick up a sweet new Samsung HDTV for $198, or an Alienware Gaming Console for $499?

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Building an Apple-powered smart home? Here's how non-HomeKit devices could work

Your Apple-powered smart home of the future needn't be limited to the HomeKit ecosystem, but venturing outside will bring some restrictions.

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Amazon to stream its television series ‘Transparent’ for free this Saturday only

To celebrate the show's two Golden Globe wins, Amazon is temporarily taking its critically acclaimed outside its paywall.

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Kingsdown Sleep Smart Intuitive review: Paying a king’s ransom to sleep like a king

Sleep monitors report how well you slept. This sleep-monitoring mattress actively helps you sleep better.

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Today's Hot Deals: Dell Inspiron Laptop for $550, Asus VivoTab for $150, and more

Take a break from hanging up lights to check out TechBargain's scorching deals, like a FitBit for $90 and a Canon EOS Rebel for only $549

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Panasonic's triangular robot vacuum is aimed squarely at corners

Rulo's brushes can get deep into tight spots and sense invisible dust

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Netflix says Popcorn Time's easy-peasy movie piracy is a serious threat

Popcorn Time isn't even a year old yet, but it's already on Netflix's radar as a competitive threat. Is piracy truly on the rise in the age of streaming services?

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Spotify's Touch Preview makes song sampling painless

Spotify has a new solution for previewing songs to save them to your music collection or creating a play queue on the fly.

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Hulu's next original series steals talent away from YouTube

Video Game High School creators RocketJump and Freddie Wong sign on with Hulu for an eight-episode original comedy.

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The best movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Crackle, and Vudu this weekend

Don't waste your precious downtime looking for great movies to watch this weekend. Choose from these picks from our expert critic.

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Dish found not to infringe Fox's copyright by letting users stream programs

The Judge refused to accept a ruling on Aereo as a precedent.