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You'll soon be able to control IKEA's affordable smart lights with Assistant, Alexa, and Siri

IKEA's line of smart lights are already affordable, but now they will work with Google Home and Assistant, Amazon Alexa-powered devices, and Apple's HomeKit.

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WallyHome Starter Kit review: An ultra-budget smart sensor system

Put on your Sunday best, kids, we’re going to Sears—to pick up a water leak detector!

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Dish teams up with Amazon Echo's Alexa to let you channel surf hands-free

Dish subscribers can now turn their television experience into a lean back, hands-free experience—if they have the right Amazon Echo device, that is.

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JBL E55BT wireless headphone review: These modestly priced cans deliver strong features and good sound

JBL's E55BT wireless headphones are light, fold to a travel-friendly footprint, and pair with multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously. They also sound really good for the price.

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Goodbye cable; hello gigabit broadband

A consumer blogger cuts the cord and installs ultra-fast broadband. Here’s what he learned.

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Presenting 12 examples of savvy cinematography, from the moving ‘Manchester by the Sea’ to the creepy ‘Split'

New and notable movies streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Fandor, and other online services.

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Google Assistant can now control GE, iRobot, LG, and D-Link devices

More devices are integrating with Google Assistant, and thus Google Home, as the battle for the smart home continues.

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Hulu wants to change TV; here's why it can't

There are simple reasons why streaming TV bundles such as Hulu with Live TV aren't radically different from cable.

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Google's Standalone Daydream VR and VPS fight the clutter and clumsiness of virtual reality

At Google I/O, Google launched both a new category of cable-free standalone Google Daydream VR devices, as well as a new Visual Positioning System for helping phones navigate via augmented reality.

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Google Home gets hands-free calling and 6 other cool new features

Google's A.I. speaker gets hands-free calling, proactive assistance, and HBONow support, among other interesting tricks.

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Amazon Echo's Alexa is getting push notifications, but they won't annoy you

A pulsing green light on your Amazon Echo device could soon mean there's breaking news—or your pizza's here.