Ed OswaldContributor, TechHive

Ed is a technology journalist, music nut, and gadget geek who hails from the somewhat small town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

Coldwell Banker smart-home staging kit

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.

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Libratone adds two new portable Bluetooth speakers to its lineup

The company's Zipp line of Bluetooth speakers offer great sound with an attractive design. It's pushing the design envelope yet again with the One Click and Too, although with much lower price points.

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Sling TV adds new channels from Viacom and Fox as it launches on Apple TV

Alongside a new version of Sling TV for the Apple TV, Sling adds a dozen new channels from Viacom and three from Fox. Most are available on both the single and multi-stream service.

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Regional cable network Southern FiberNet to stream live TV channels over the web for as little as $5 per month

While a la carte menus remain elusive, SFN TV will offer various skinny bundles that can soon be mixed and matched.