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An Amazon Echo SDK is in the works, which could mean third-party apps are not far off

Amazon is developing an SDK (software development kit) to pave the way for third-party apps and content for its Echo, the connected speaker and virtual assistant it launched in November.

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Sesame's $99 smart lock aims to undercut August, Kwikset, and Yale

Sesame fits over existing deadbolts, installs with nothing but adhesive, and has a funky knock-to-unlock feature.

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Bluetooth starts weaving its mesh for IoT

Low-power Bluetooth devices should get a standard way to organize themselves in networks next year

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World’s first Bluetooth- and NFC-enabled padlock coming in March

The Quicklock Padlock appears to have recovered from its failed Kickstarter campaign.

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The Neo smart jar joins the increasingly connected kitchen

This crowd-funded product lends a whole new meaning to the phrase “bean counter.”

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Oral-B Pro 5000 Bluetooth toothbrush review: Don’t buy it for its Bluetooth feature

This is a great electric toothbrush, but its companion app has a bummer of a limitation.

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The wireless router reinvented: Eero brings mesh networking to consumer Wi-Fi

With the financial backing of some of Silicon Valley’s heavy hitters, this startup could succeed where so many have failed.

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Drop review: An iPad-connected scale for beginning bakers

You already bring your iPad in the kitchen, so why not make it work harder?

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Sensor-equipped Bluetooth yoga SmartMat helps with your asanas

If you can't make it to yoga class as often as you'd like, SmartMat's personalized, real-time feedback just might be the next best thing.

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VOXX shows off new outdoor speakers, headphones, and a paper-thin TV antenna at CES

Plenty of new products, including affordable DJ-quality headphones and weather-proof Bluetooth speakers.