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Best of CES 2021: The smart home and home entertainment products that captured our attention

Attending a virtual tradeshow is a suboptimal experience, but these new offerings still made an impression.

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The Owl Wired could be the ultimate smoke detector

That’s because it can also sense carbon monoxide, analyze sound and motion, and track humidity and temperature.

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Sony expands its 360 Reality Audio ecosystem, adding video support and more

The 3D object-based immersive-audio system gets a suite of new services and devices.

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JBL unveils Tour-, Tune-, and Live-branded wireless headphones at CES

Several new models in those product lines caught our attention.

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The WiSA SoundSend streams high-resolution, multi-channel audio to compatible wireless speakers

The AC-powered puck plugs into the HDMI ARC of any smart TV.

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Ampere’s Shower Power is a Bluetooth speaker that operates on water power

A backup battery keeps the tunes going while you dry your hair and get dressed.

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Apple TV+ originals: Apple lands two-part Oprah Winfrey biography

Here's what you can watch now and what's on the way.

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Samsung SmartThings, Google Nest partnership kicks off

Smart home products from two of our favorite brands now work together.

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The Denon Home series of wireless speakers will soon answer to Alexa

A firmware update this spring will add built-in Alexa to Denon’s HEOS-enabled Home speakers. Also coming soon from Denon: a new Dolby Atmos soundbar.

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Philips Hue unveils new dimmer switch, wall switch module, and outdoor lights

The Hue dimmer switch boasts a revamped design, while the wall switch module makes dumb light switches smart.

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JBL’s SA750 integrated amp and L100 Classic 75 speaker rock the vintage look

The fabled audio company celebrates its 75th anniversary with updates to two classic products.

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The Sense Energy Monitor gets two new and valuable upgrades—at no added cost to the buyer

The system can now analyze the quality of a home’s incoming electrical power and alert homeowners to potentially hazardous wiring faults.

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Cord-cutting just got even harder for sports fans

Watching regional Fox Sports channels without cable just got even more expensive.

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The Ettie video doorbell takes your visitor's temperature before they cross your hearth

If you don’t pass the Ettie’s temperature check, a red LED on the doorbell tells you to keep out.

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Lockly has new smart locks for swingers and sliders (doors, that is)

The Lockly Guard and Lockly Duo open with either fingerprint recognition or a PIN.