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GE taps Amazon's Alexa to provide voice control for its Wi-Fi-connected appliances

Dubbed "Geneva," the new skill works with any connected GE or Monogram appliance, including refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens, ranges, laundry and more.

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BeOn key fob review: A convenient accessory for BeOn Smart Security Lighting

While we're still waiting for BeOn's long-promised support for a connected home standard, this new product is a welcome addition to its product line.

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Kwikset's second-gen Kevo touch smart lock makes playing well with others a priority

The original Kevo smart lock didn't have cloud connectivity until last year. The new Kevo comes with not only out-of-the-box connectivity, but also plays well with other devices in the smart home ecosystem.

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Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker says smart-home tech will deliver a faster sale

The real-estate company has a DIY staging kit that will quickly transform an ordinary home into a smart home to impress potential buyers. But the deal isn't limited to home-sellers.

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Meural's connected frame displays fine art with no subscription fees

Unlike most other connected art-displays, Meural includes access to more than 20,000 pieces of art in the price of the frame.

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IFTTT enables third-party developers to integrate the service into their products

Partners can integrate IFTTT directly into their apps and services.

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The RemoBell smart video doorbell detects both body heat and motion to reduce false alarms

Powered by AA batteries, the Remocam streams HD video and two-way audio so homeowners can see and talk to visitors from anywhere they have internet access.

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Tado turns on Amazon Alexa support for its smart A/C control

Users can now tell Alexa to control their air conditioners rather than using Tado's app.

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KISS AV's super thin and light speakers deliver big sound

At a CE Week demo, these 3.0-inch thick speakers you can hang on a wall with two-sided tape rivaled competitors several times larger.

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IFTTT competitor Stringify gets a major update

The objective was to make the powerful app easier to use and easier for users to share 'flows,' the equivalent of IFTTT recipes.

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Netatmo adds smart-home features and cloud storage to its home security camera

New door/window sensors can trigger Netatmo's Welcome camera to capture a clip and upload it to a Dropbox account.

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House-painting company Paintzen debuts a new online service for do-it-yourselfers

Provide dimensions, pick your colors and finishes, and Paintzen will deliver everything needed for a DIY paint job in 24 hours or less.

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D-Link debuts its first IFTTT-compatible security camera and commits to supporting Apple's HomeKit in another

The DCS-8200LH boasts a 180-degree field of view and can be integrated with existing smart-home platforms. The company plans to develop HomeKit-compatible cameras down the road.

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Samsung SmartCam HD Plus security camera gets updated with cloud storage option and improved motion detection

New features could render this camera a stronger competitor.

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Food will practically cook itself in Jenn-Air's new smart ovens

Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool teams up with Silicon Valley startup Innit to build foolproof kitchen appliances.