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New SOHO router security audit uncovers over 60 flaws in 22 models

Some of the vulnerabilities could allow attackers to take over the affected devices.

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GameFly brings game streaming to Amazon Fire TV, taking on Nvidia and Sony

The mail-order video game rental service's expansion to streaming seems long overdue, but the market's still young and unproven.

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R2-D2 robot fridge is the droid you're looking for

The remote-controlled R2 unit can chill your drinks and deliver them.

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Insteon ships its HomeKit-enabled hub and app

Apple fans can control Insteon's entire product line right alongside any other HomeKit certified device, thanks to Insteon's $150 HomeKit hub.

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Lutron’s Caseta lighting controls are now (mostly) compatible with Apple's HomeKit

New Caseta Smart Bridge lets you use Siri to control Lutron dimmers and Serena window shades.

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Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

Count the number of alkaline batteries in your house. Now consider replacing those batteries eight times less often. If Batteriser delivers, it could be a game changer.

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Intel buys Altera for $16.7 billion to ramp up Internet of Things offerings

The Intel/Altera deal had been rumored to be in the works since March.

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How MU-MIMO Wi-Fi works to improve the speed and capacity of home networks

Multi-user MIMO promises to deliver a significant upgrade in wireless-networking performance. Here’s why everyone’s so excited.

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Planty lets you water your plants remotely

This smart pot boasts Wi-Fi connectivity, a clutch of sensors, and a water reservoir.

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Internet bandwidth study shows that people can't get enough Netflix

Netflix streaming gobbles up over a third of peak-hour Internet traffic in North America, according to networking company Sandvine.

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Harman tops Sonos with an SDK that ties Omni Wireless HD speakers into smart homes

Sonos speaker systems are amazing--but proprietary. Harman's SDK lets the speakers be used as intercom systems or to route voice commands to smart appliances, among other possibilities.

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Android TV’s second act: More apps, better hardware, and new features

Google-powered TV boxes have been a tough sell next to Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV, but that’s starting to change.

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Your complete guide to every Apple TV channel, A to Z

We break down all the Apple TV apps: what you'll find there, how much you'll pay for a subscription, and which cable provider logins are supported.