Ed OswaldFreelance contributor, TechHive

Ed is a technology journalist, music nut, and gadget geek who hails from the somewhat small town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

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BloomSky weather station/webcam review: Your eye on the sky

More webcam than weather station (unless you purchase an add-on kit), BloomSky still holds some appeal as an adjunct tool for weather enthusiasts.

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Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?

Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.

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Davis Vantage Vue wireless weather station review: The Cadillac of home weather stations is showing its age

Most any weather enthusiast will recommend Davis, but is the name alone still enough to justify the price tag?

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AcuRite 5-in-1 Weather Environment System with My AcuRite review: The personal weather station to beat

Its stations are a common fixture at retailers like Walmart and The Home Depot, but AcuRite's MyAcuRite platform is the best choice for weather enthusiasts.

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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) impacts millions; these high-school-age inventors have an antidote

The Life Light can turn a window into a phototherapy system.

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GE taps Amazon's Alexa to provide voice control for its Wi-Fi-connected appliances

Dubbed "Geneva," the new skill works with any connected GE or Monogram appliance, including refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens, ranges, laundry and more.

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BeOn key fob review: A convenient accessory for BeOn Smart Security Lighting

While we're still waiting for BeOn's long-promised support for a connected home standard, this new product is a welcome addition to its product line.

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Kwikset's second-gen Kevo touch smart lock makes playing well with others a priority

The original Kevo smart lock didn't have cloud connectivity until last year. The new Kevo comes with not only out-of-the-box connectivity, but also plays well with other devices in the smart home ecosystem.

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Putting your home on the market? Coldwell Banker says smart-home tech will deliver a faster sale

The real-estate company has a DIY staging kit that will quickly transform an ordinary home into a smart home to impress potential buyers. But the deal isn't limited to home-sellers.

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Meural's connected frame displays fine art with no subscription fees

Unlike most other connected art-displays, Meural includes access to more than 20,000 pieces of art in the price of the frame.

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IFTTT enables third-party developers to integrate the service into their products

Partners can integrate IFTTT directly into their apps and services.

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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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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.