Don't-Miss Home Tech Stories

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Aquanta and its smart water-heater controller are back with new promises to slash your energy bill

Like the Nest thermostat, Aquanta’s water-heater controller learns your usage patterns and will heat water only when you need it.

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Amazon adds new Alexa features to Fire TV

Alexa on Fire TV has gradually improved since it first debuted last September; Tuesday's update adds television controls and app-launching capabilities.

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The Acanvas cloud-connected art display lets you change your artwork on the fly

Now on Kickstarter, the 23-inch display features a companion app that allows you to choose from curated 'Art Stations' that cycle through millions of contemporary and classic paintings and photos.

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Denon and Yamaha refresh their AV receiver lineups

If you want the latest technologies, but haven't wanted to compromise on build and sound quality, these new receivers promise to have your back.

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Nest expands the capabilities of its Works with Nest API

Third-party developers gain access to new smart-home tricks.

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Wemo smart-home devices now work with the Nest Learning Thermostat

New version of the Wemo app taps the Nest Home/Away Assist feature.

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Google's Chirp may be the Amazon Echo rival that brings 'OK Google' into your home

"OK Google" may soon become much more useful if rumors of a Google-powered Amazon Echo rival dubbed "Chirp" prove accurate.

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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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.

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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.

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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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Samsung SmartThings vulnerability lets hackers make their own house keys

Samsung’s SmartThings smart home hub deals with its second security flaw in six months.

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Rovi to acquire TiVo for $1.1 billion

Online entertainment listings company Rovi plans to acquire digital video recording firm TiVo for US$1.1 billion in a stock and cash deal, the companies said Friday.

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Google’s OnHub router gains IFTTT support on its way to becoming a smart-home hub

OnHub IFTTT integration lets users trigger smart home devices when they get home.

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Alexa everywhere: Triby is a portable speaker with Amazon smarts

The Triby portable speaker is the first non-Amazon device with Alexa onboard.