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Misfit moves beyond fitness with home automation and smartphone controls

The $50 fitness band will soon let users control lights, locks, thermostats and more straight from the wrist.

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Sony-Spotify deal kills Music Unlimited and could pre-empt Spotify for Xbox One

A new Playstation Music service will launch this spring for PS3 and PS4 game consoles. Users will be able to pay through their PlayStation Network wallets.

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Insteon Connected Kit review: Strong lighting controls; weak app integration

This is an inexpensive way to start building out your connected home, but it's not the best.

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Androids will greet guests at Japanese smart hotel

The Henn-na Hotel in southern Japan will have face-recognition programs instead of door keys.R

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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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Statistics suggest Super Bowl 49 has kicked off a boom in 4K TV sales

Consumers aren't letting the fact that the Super Bowl isn't available in 4K stop them from upgrading their TVs.

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This Dropcam alternative promises not to eat your bandwidth

SpotCam's “Sleep Mode” can disable recording during certain times, but switch back on when it detects motion or audio disturbances.

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The ultimate guide to how and where to use Apple Pay

Here's everything you need to know about Apple Pay and its ins and outs, plus an up-to-date list of Apple Pay-ready stores and apps. The latest? A whole bunch of self-serve kiosks.

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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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Drop review: An iPad-connected scale for beginning bakers

You already bring your iPad in the kitchen, so why not make it work harder?

Drop Kitchen Scale makes baking a piece of cake

The Drop scale connects to your iPad to walk you through baking recipes step by step. No more measuring cups!

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Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

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GE joins the smart sous-vide craze, but its induction cooktop will cost you

The appliance giant is announcing the first sous-vide setup, which integrates with a cooktop and can be controlled from your smartphone.

NFL highlights headed to Google search and YouTube this week

The NFL and Google have reportedly signed a deal to bring game highlights to YouTube and Google search results.

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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.