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Notion aims to make home monitoring simple (and cheap)

The same Notion sensor that monitors your front door can also alert you if your home gets too hot, a window gets broken, or your smoke detector goes off.

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Kokoon headphones monitor your brain waves to induce deep sleep

These brain-activity-sensing headphones raised almost $350,000 on Kickstarter to help you get a better night's sleep.

Android and the Internet of Things

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

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Intel's Braswell NUC PC kit looks ready for living rooms

With sub-$200 prices and optical audio output, Intel's next miniature PC kit could serve as a flexible streaming media box.

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Six factors for finding a new web hosting provider

Looking for a web host? These key factors will help you narrow down your search.

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Harmony Home Control

Logitech adds connected-home features to its Harmony Hub product line

Hub compatible remotes can now control Nest and Honeywell thermostats, Lutron and Philips lighting, and much more.

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Hands-on with the new Spotify: Still the streaming service to beat

Smarter running playlists and podcasts will keep you coming back for more.

Mr. Everything

Meet Mr. Everything: a power bank, Bluetooth speaker, and flashlight all rolled into one

Its builder claims this multi-faceted emergency-preparedness power center can even jumpstart your car battery.

Windows 10 Music Preview app redesign sports a Spotify-like aesthetic

It's late in the game, but Microsoft is still playing around with the visual look to elements of Windows 10 as it tweaks the OS prior to the upcoming launch.

Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

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Charter Communications confirms $79 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable

The companies expect to close the deal by the end of 2015.

Naim Audio Systems Mu-so

Naim Audio Mu-so wireless speaker review: Expensive? Very. Worth it? Oh yeah.

Exquisite design and impeccable audio performance justify this soundbar’s impressive price tag.

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Xbox One TV Tuner review: Just short of over-the-air perfection

The Xbox One is so close to cord-cutting perfection--especially if you’re already a gamer--but needs DVR to get over the goal line.

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Large-scale attack hijacks your router through your browser

Researchers found a Web attack tool designed specifically to exploit vulnerabilities in routers and hijack their DNS settings

SoundScoopz

SoundScoopz could be an inexpensive audio enhancer for flat-panel TVs

The low-tech, low-budget solution redirects sound waves from a TV's down-firing speakers towards the viewer.