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Keen Home Smart Vent

Keen Home says its Smart Vent can reduce home energy bills, but some HVAC pros question the wisdom of closing vents

The objective is to redistribute airflow around the home, but some say the resulting changes in air pressure can damage central heating and cooling systems.


Android TV gets proof-of-concept hack, but don’t panic

Proof-of-concept Android TV hack shows the risks--still mostly theoretical--of smart TVs.

LG TV with Roku

LG to offer Roku-powered smart TVs

The company says the entry-level TVs are a one-off effort and it has no plans to ditch WebOS.

Grove Labs Ecosystem

Grove Labs brings its fish-powered smart indoor garden to Kickstarter

Grow your own organic food with the mostly automated Grove Ecosystem, which uses fish poop as plant fertilizer.

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The moocher’s guide to cutting the cord, 2015 edition

How to ditch cable TV: Freeload off a friend or family member.

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Youtube Kids hit with more complaints about inappropriate ads

Ads marketing sugar-laden snacks and drinks have prompted a further round of complaints about Youtube Kids, a supposedly safe space for children to spend time online.


CBS All Access streaming heads to Amazon Fire TV

With Amazon Fire TV support, CBS All Access now works with all the major streaming boxes.

Volvo wants to use holograms to sell cars

Volvo is teaming up with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology to show cars to prospective customers. HoloLens using augmented reality to add digital images to the real world.


This 4K display is purpose-built for showcasing digital art

Klio is a 4K screen with its own Netflix-like digital art subscription service.

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Standards groups strike a deal to help smart devices talk to each other

The Open Interconnect Consortium is acquiring the assets of the Universal Plug and Play Forum as they seek to foster interoperability in home IoT.

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Never fear, Smith is here! Netflix is bringing back Lost in Space

Netflix turns to 1960s television for its next original with Lost in Space reboot.

Presence Pro Silver

People Power looks to adapt its DIY home-security system for 21st Century elder care

The company is launching a crowd-funding campaign to port its existing platform into a system that will enable seniors to remain in their own homes longer.

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Many routers, modems, and other devices ship without adequate security tests

An analysis of hundreds of publicly available firmware images for routers, DSL modems, VoIP phones, IP cameras and other embedded devices uncovered high-risk vulnerabilities in a significant number of them.

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Microsoft is having a ridiculous 10-cent sale on movies, music, games, and apps

Attention Windows 10 users: Microsoft is offering massive deals on over 1000 items in the Windows Store through November 29th.

Dlink Komfy switch

D-Link’s Komfy Switch is more than your basic light switch

No common light switch, the Komfy includes a HD 1080p security camera and sensors to detect changes in temperature, humidity, and air quality.

Major League Baseball

In-market baseball streaming starts next year, but not through MLB.TV

Major League Baseball lifts a barrier to streaming live in-market games.