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Securifi’s Almond 3 connected-home router is now available for pre-order

This 802.11ac router has a ZigBee radio built in, and you can add support for Bluetooth and/or Z-Wave with USB dongles.

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Netflix loosens up streaming video, letting users choose their cellular speed limit

Netflix’s data controls come shortly after the company admitted that it had been throttling video quality on AT&T and Verizon networks for more than five years. Netflix users can now watch around four hours per gigabyte of cellular data by dialing down video quality.

GE becomes the first appliance manufacturer to offer IFTTT across its entire product line

Dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers join GE's ovens, refrigerators, and GeoSpring water heater in having their own IFTTT channels.

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YouTube Unplugged joins the rush to offer live TV streaming, with projected debut in 2017

Live TV over the Internet is already here, but it's going to get bigger by 2017 judging by the wave of companies working on their own packages including Amazon, Google, and Hulu.

50% off Anker Portable Charger PowerCore - Deal Alert

This charger weighs as little as a can of soup, yet charges the iPhone 6s seven times, the Galaxy S6 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice. Averages 5 out of 5 stars and currently discounted 50% on Amazon.

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Sage by Hughes adds 'Works with Nest' to its connected-home system's vocabulary

The EchoStar-backed security and connected home hub now supports the Nest Cam, the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.

Netflix and 4K HDR: Proof that data caps will stifle video innovation

Data caps aren’t about “fairness” if they prevent people from using the TVs they paid for.

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Samsung's over-the-top Family Hub smart fridge is now on sale

Keeping your food cold is so 20th century. Samsung's new fridge streams music and orders groceries for you.

Apple Music debuts June 30 — all the ways you love music, all in one place.

Apple Music may get retuned in June

Apple realizes its streaming music service would be much more successful if it were easier to use.

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Hulu confirms plans to stream live TV and dabble in documentaries

Hulu’s answer to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue is coming in 2017

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25% off Nextbit Robin Unlocked Android Phone - Deal Alert

Born on Kickstarter, Robin is the first Android phone that makes running out of space history. With the cloud integrated into Android OS, your onboard storage is merged with the cloud, so you always have the space you need.

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Roost goes from selling a smart smoke-alarm battery to selling smart smoke alarms

It's the first residential smoke alarm capable of detecting natural gas as well as carbon monoxide, smoke, and fire.

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Microsoft's Solair acquisition could expand its Internet of Things services

Microsoft dove deeper into Internet of Things technology on Tuesday with the acquisition of Solair, an Italian company that operates a cloud-based IoT platform.

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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones review: So expensive, so good

This could be the best sounding set of wireless on-ear headphones that you’ll ever clamp to your skull. If you can afford it.

PCWorld Show Episode 15: Dell XPS 15 vs MacBook Pro 13

Is it unfair to put a quad-core PC against a dual-core Mac?

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.