Don't-Miss Home Tech Stories

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The cord-cutter's guide to watching the NBA playoffs

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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Logitech Pop programmable buttons get HomeKit support

Now you can control your HomeKit devices with a physical, programmable button, instead of having to rely on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

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Newegg is giving away a free smart plug with the purchase of a Google Home

This $129 Google Home/smart-plug combo is a great starter kit for aspiring smart-home enthusiasts.

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Google primes Home for a major new feature: multiple account support

Google appears to be turning on support for multiple accounts in Home, letting family members access their own calendars and music libraries on the speaker.

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How to watch baseball online

Watching Major League Baseball without a cable subscription can be as difficult as hitting a hard slider. Our cord-cutting guide will help you hit the sweet spot.

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The Pico Model C is the beer-brewing appliance for price-conscious beginners

At just $279 for early Kickstarter backers, the Model C is practically an impulse buy. This Picobrew machine also makes sanitization even easier, and is supported by iOS and Android apps.

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Samsung's Connect Home mesh Wi-Fi router comes with a SmartThings Hub built-in

The Samsung Connect Home is a mesh router system and a SmartThings Hub in one.

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New Google Home partnerships expand the smart speaker’s footprint in the smart home

Vivint, Wink, and 11 other other brands add ‘OK Google’ to their vocabularies.

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Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro finally adds 4K video support for local files

You can't use the PlayStation 4 Pro to play UHD Blu-ray, but if you have any locally saved 4K files you can watch them on Sony's console.

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Newegg's dropped $20 off the third-generation Nest thermostat

The Nest thermostat is available for $230 at Newegg until Monday.

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Apple and Amazon take fight from smart home to hotel room

Siri vs. Alexa: Which voice-activated assistant is a better hotel concierge?

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Panasonic pushes buttons with smart home prototypes at SXSW

Panasonic’s home-fermenting machine, DIY dry-cleaner, and ambient media player are just concepts for now, but the company is using SXSW to figure out which one to make first.

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eBay's new Google Home chatbot can tell you how much your stuff is worth

If you want to start cleaning out your junk drawer, ask Google Home for the value of what you want to sell.

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The Vaux: A portable battery-powered speaker for the Echo Dot

Available for preorder now, it promises a more immersive audio experience and more freedom for your Alexa-powered device.

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Amazon Echo adds Office 365 calendar integration

Now you can add a new calendar appointment for work without getting off the couch to grab your phone.