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Revolv's connected home hub gets even smarter with an Android app and Nest support

Now open to Android and iOS users, Revolv's new apps let you add geofencing to your Nest thermostat.

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Iota offers no-fee GPS tracking, thanks to long-range RF and your neighbors' Wi-Fi

Versatile Iota has a longer range than Bluetooth, a pay-once business model, and a decent handful of use cases. But it relies on having enough customers to blanket your town with coverage.

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Virgin Mobile Custom will let you customize the perfect cellular plan

Launching August 9 exclusively at Walmart, Virgin Mobile Custom takes a-la-carte mobile plan pricing to the next level.

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Amazon Fire Phone review: Give this Fire time to grow

Amazon's superfans will love it already, but in a few more iterations, it could make Amazon superfans of us all.

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5 ways Amazon's Fire Phone could sizzle or fizzle

Amazon's long-awaited smartphone is finally here, and as we put it through its paces, we're focusing on these make-or-break features.

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To switch or not to switch: Test-driving T-Mobile's LTE network

T-Mobile is loaning potential customers an iPhone 5s for a week to try out its network. So I took them up on it.

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Netatmo June review: You won’t feel burned by this UV-sensing wearable

June pairs with an iPhone app to warn you about sun exposure, so you can cover up or put on sunscreen before it's too late.

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Chat off the grid: goTenna lets you send texts without cellular service

Towers schmowers! This portable RF antenna lets your phone work like a walkie-talkie, sending messages and GPS coordinates with no cellular connection required.

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Piper review: This security camera and Z-Wave hub has room to grow

Piper's wide-angle camera and built-in sensors are great for renters, but I had some issues with missing notifications.

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Insteon's Cortana integration will let Windows Phone users talk to their house

Siri isn't the only personal assistant that can turn on the lights for you. Cortana integration is coming to the Insteon smart-home ecosystem.

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SlingTV aims for a unified TV experience at home and away

Sling Media's new user interface for its flagship Slingbox has a few features sports nuts in particular will love.

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LeapTV puts kids inside the video game for active, educational fun

A new kids-only video game console lets kids use a Wii-style controller and a Kinect-style camera to learn while playing (and dancing and jumping and giggling).

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BloomSky's backyard weather stations hope to crowdsource the forecast

In cities with microclimates, like San Francisco, an app that tells you the temperature at the airport is pretty much useless. Here’s BloomSky to the rescue -- if it can build a strong enough network of stations.

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Augmented-reality game Ingress makes the jump to iOS

From Niantic Labs, the makers of Field Trip, Ingress turns the physical world into a virtual game. And iOS players can finally join the adventure.

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Wi-Fi sprinkler controller Skydrop uses weather data to know when to water

If it's recently rained, or it's just not very hot, Skydrop can skip a day of watering to conserve resources and money.