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Séamus Bellamy is a travel and technology writer with bylines at Boing Boing, AFAR Magazine, BBC Worldwide and USA Today. A full-time digital nomad, Séamus calls Canada home--but he doesn't see it all that often.

Tablo Droid

Nuvyyo's Tablo Live Stick and Tablo Droid software DVR promise to help consumers escape the clutches of cable

.The company is also showing a proof-of-concept cloud-based over-the-air DVR at CES this year.

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Nortek’s GoControl 500-series lighting and appliance controls can be programmed to respond to taps

Tap one of these smart switches once to turn on your lamp, tap it twice to dim the lamp, tap it a third time and it might turn off every light in your home.

Maximus Security Light Camera

The Maximus Smart Motion Security Light looks like it could light up a prison yard

The 2400-lumen floodlight harbors a 1080p night-vision security camera in its base.

Sylvania Smart Multicolor A19

Sylvania’s Smart Multicolor A19 light bulb is HomeKit compatible, but it doesn’t require a hub

The new bulb can be controlled via Siri when you’re at home, and remotely via an Apple TV when you’re not.

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Samsung unveils its Wisenet-SmartCam and BabyView home security cameras

These new kits go beyond video security.

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Amazon Kindle (2016) review: Very inexpensive, but just a little too basic

You’ll understand its low price tag the moment you sit down to read.

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Kobo Aura H2O review: This e-reader is pool and bathtub-ready

This water-resistant e-reader can survive being submerged in water.

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Kobo Aura Edition 2 review: It’s better than Amazon’s baseline Kindle, but it’s a lot more expensive

This e-reader just doesn’t deliver enough bang for the buck.

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Kobo Aura One Review: A big e-reader full of big ideas

The latest Kobo is a waterproof, feature-packed monster.

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Kobo Glo HD review: This is a great e-reader for the money

If you’re not an Amazon fan, the Kobo Glo HD could be the e-reader you’ve been searching for.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (3rd generation) review: The best e-reader for the buck

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite delivers the best value of any e-reader, offering desirable features, a pocketable size, and an easy price tag.

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Kindle Oasis review: The best e-reader by far (it's also the most expensive)

Amazon packed every bell and whistle imaginable in this grayscale tablet, and the price tag reflects those choices.

Amazon Tap

Amazon Tap review: A disappointing follow-up to a great smart-home device

The need to get up and tap the Tap to get Alexa's attention defeats the purpose.

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Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones review: Active noise cancellation with no strings attached

The ANC pioneers took the time to get wireless right, but audiophiles won’t be impressed with these cans.