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Yes, Asus cheated: The FCC fined the router maker last year

Asus and Netgear settled their lawsuit the same month, so why are we hearing about all this only now?

New Roku media streamers may be imminent

Now might be a bad time to buy a Roku, as signs of new hardware clear the FCC.

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Even after HBO Now, those cord-cutting naysayers are still getting it all wrong

HBO's standalone streaming service is nearly here. Leave it to the cable apologists to rain on the parade.

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The Scout DIY connected-home system earns ‘Works with Nest’ certification

Security startup proves to be nimble and aggressive when it comes to integrating its product with other technologies.

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Google’s smart-home plans include ‘neighborhood security networks’ and security ratings for homes

A patent application the search giant published Thursday points to a future in which smart homes have each other’s back, and where a smart home’s ‘security score’ determines the cost of security services and insurance.

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Outages plague App Store, iTunes, and other Apple services

If you're trying to buy music, apps, or games this morning, good luck.

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The Google Store is Google's new hardware home online

Google-flavored hardware is saying sayonara to the Play Store and hello to the Google Store.

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Selling your smart home? Don’t expect to command a premium

Coldwell Banker surveyed 500 of its agents to gauge homebuyers’ interest in high-tech homes. Interest is high with some demographics, but those features won't help your sell faster.

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Cord cutting is changing everything, and the head of CBS knows it

As more homes rely solely on broadcast TV and streaming video, networks are starting to admit that the big cable bundle isn't sustainable.

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NZXT Doko review: The little streaming box that (barely) could

The NZXT Doko is more expensive than a Chromecast, less expensive than a Steam Machine, and functions as well as neither.

Home Theater

How to use your mobile device to control your home theater

With the right selection of apps you can transform your iOS or Android phone or tablet into an elegant home entertainment command center.

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Nest's next move could involve smart home audio

The Google-owned maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors is hiring an audio engineer for new hardware and software products.

Researchers show why buying a used Nest may not be such a bright idea

Researchers at security firm TrapX demonstrate how the Nest Learning Thermostat can be used as a beachhead by attackers to compromise an entire smart home.