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LG Hub Robot Mini

LG's cute little Hub Robot bosses your smart appliances around

The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.

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AirTV: What to expect from Dish's new cord-cutting device brand

What's next for AirTV: DVR and more streaming integrations, but probably no networked tuner.

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Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

After slashing the cost of home phone service, the company aims to do the same for home security.

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Chamberlain’s smart garage door opener to get HomeKit compatibility

HomeKit versions of the company’s Smart Garage Hub and MyQ HomeBridge will ship in July.

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5 devices we saw at CES that prove the smart home is getting weirder

Your appliances are connected to the internet and controlled by voice. Welcome to the future.

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A new Wi-Fi spec will help smart homes run like clockwork

On Thursday at CES, the Wi-Fi Alliance announced Wi-Fi Certified TimeSync, a specification for precise time synchronization among Wi-Fi devices.

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Mattel and Microsoft reveal Aristotle, a tabletop digital nanny for kids

Mattel shows us how its new "Amazon Echo for kids" interacts with children and other devices around the home.

Opcom GrowFrame

Opcom Farm’s GrowBox and GrowWall let you raise vegetable crops indoors

You don’t need soil with these hydroponic systems, and you’ll have fresh veggies year ‘round.

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Alexa will now take your order, supporting delivery from Amazon Restaurants

Prime members can use Alexa-powered devices to re-order food delivery from Amazon Restaurants.

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Netgear Arlo Baby reimagines the baby monitor for the smart-home set

The latest camera in Netgear's security camera line aims to bring parents more peace of mind.

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LG's Hub Robot is like a mobile Amazon Echo

At CES, LG launched robots to manage your home, mow your lawn, guide you around the airport.

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The Ring Floodlight Cam uses Wi-Fi video recording and a 100dB siren to thwart crooks

For $249, the Ring Floodlight Cam may be Ring's most bad guy-unfriendly smart camera yet.

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New HDMI 2.1 spec includes support for Dynamic HDR, 8K resolution, and more

You say you just bought a new TV? Sorry, it's already out of date.

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Preconfigured Z-Wave gear will save installation time

The next time an installer comes to set up a Z-Wave IoT device in your home, it might take a lot less time. Sigma Designs is introducing a system at CES that lets service providers configure IoT devices before they’re delivered.