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Ian is an independent writer based in Israel who has never met a tech subject he didn't like. He primarily covers Windows, PC and gaming hardware, video and music streaming services, social networks, and browsers. When he's not covering the news he's working on how-to tips for PC users, or tuning his eGPU setup.

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Jasco's GE-branded smart home gear plays nice with Amazon Echo Plus and Google Home

Jasco made sure its GE-branded ZigBee products now work with Amazon's Echo Plus, and Z-Wave devices work with Google Home via a Z-Wave hub.

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D-Link's McAfee-powered AC2600 router aims for network-wide protection

D-Link's DIR-2680 comes with McAfee's embedded security platform to secure your home devices at the network level.

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D-Link introduces its first 802.11ax routers

The IEEE 802.11ax standard that promises to deliver more bandwidth and better traffic management on saturated home networks.

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The Nest x Yale Lock emerges, starts shipping in March

After years of anticipation, Yale is finally ready to ship the Nest x Yale Lock in March, with pre-orders opening in February.

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Sengled shines at CES with RGB smart bulbs and a light that doubles as a security camera

Sengled adds a little color to its latest smart light bulbs at CES 2018, as well as in improved security camera bulb.

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Belkin's Wemo Bridge finally arrives, bringing Apple HomeKit compatibility

Control Wemo smart home devices via Siri or the Apple Home App, at last.

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The Guardian Leak Prevention System lets you know when a pipe bursts

Guardian Leak Prevention System wants to protect your home from burst pipes and flooding, complete with remote access via Android and iOS.

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Netgear's Orbi Outdoor Satellite extends your Orbi home network to the yard

The Orbi Outdoor Satellite extends the range of your home (or business) network by another 2,500 square feet for better Netflix streaming by the trampoline.

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Kohler has smart kitchen and bath products to show at CES

Kohler is getting into the smart home game in a big way in 2018 with a new Alexa-integrated mirror, smart kitchen faucet, shower control panel, and smart bathroom fixtures.

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GE expands its smart lighting lineup ahead of CES

GE announced several new smart home products, including a new smart wall switch, universal digital assistant ceiling fixtures, as well as improvements to its Sol lamp and C by GE smart light bulbs.

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Verizon is selling the third-generation Nest for $180

Surprisingly, Verizon Wireless has the best discount on the third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat right now.

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Amazon's Echo Show has dropped in price by $80

Right now, you can get Amazon's touchscreen Echo for its lowest price yet.

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Amazon is selling the Ecobee4 at its Black Friday price

The Ecobee4 is $200 at Amazon today, which is the same price we saw for this smart thermometer on Black Friday.

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Best Buy is selling a Philips Hue–Google Home Bundle for $199 today

You get what amounts to a free Google Home if you pick up this bundle.

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Best Buy is selling two Google Home speakers for the price of one today

You can get two Google Home smart speakers for $130.