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Dish's new voice remote lets you change channels with natural language

Dish has a new remote that lets you control your set-top box with your voice.

Nest Cam Outdoor

Nest is taking preorders on the Nest Cam Outdoor; expects to ship the camera this fall

Existing Nest Cam Indoor and Dropbox Pro users will get new software features, too.

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Amazon Echo now lets you order products from Amazon

Although there are a few limitations, you can now purchase a wide variety of products from Amazon by merely talking to Amazon's virtual assistant.

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The future of Plex: More tools for cord cutters, and less of a focus on the PC

Server support for Nvidia’s Shield Android TV box is the first step towards a more mainstream product.

Wink Relay

Wink Relay’s newest features take the touchscreen control panel beyond the smart home

With new third-party integrations, you can call an Uber, monitor your Fitbit step count, and trigger IFTTT recipes.

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The RemoBell smart video doorbell detects both body heat and motion to reduce false alarms

Powered by AA batteries, the Remocam streams HD video and two-way audio so homeowners can see and talk to visitors from anywhere they have internet access.

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Tado turns on Amazon Alexa support for its smart A/C control

Users can now tell Alexa to control their air conditioners rather than using Tado's app.

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KISS AV's super thin and light speakers deliver big sound

At a CE Week demo, these 3.0-inch thick speakers you can hang on a wall with two-sided tape rivaled competitors several times larger.

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Roku's new universal Windows 10 app avoids Windows Phones

Another big app goes UWP and another big app ignores mobile completely. Wasn't it supposed to be easy to port these apps to mobile?

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Comcast and Alarm.com split up Icontrol Networks to beef up their smart-home efforts

This move puts Comcast in control of its smart-home destiny, and it could leave ADT’s in the hands of Alarm.com.

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Apple might be quietly preparing an assault on the cable box via its Apple TV

The next Apple TV update makes watching cable channels easier. Why not cut out the middleman?

Roost Water and Freeze Detector

Smart-battery maker Roost is developing a Wi-Fi water and freeze detector

The company behind the Roost Smart Battery for smoke detectors expands into another segment of the smart home.

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IFTTT competitor Stringify gets a major update

The objective was to make the powerful app easier to use and easier for users to share 'flows,' the equivalent of IFTTT recipes.

Nest

Nest thermostats to save some homeowners money by leveraging utility companies' Time of Use rate plans

Program to start with SolarCity customers who purchase or lease solar panels.

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Netatmo adds smart-home features and cloud storage to its home security camera

New door/window sensors can trigger Netatmo's Welcome camera to capture a clip and upload it to a Dropbox account.