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The $100 Ring Video Doorbell gets a feature-packed upgrade, finally

The second-generation Ring Video Doorbell boasts better video quality, privacy zones, and an additional “near” zone, all for the same $100 price as the original model.

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Tips and best practices for optimizing your smart home

Looking to build out a smart home? These 12 key pieces of advice will turn you into a master.

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Orbit B-hyve Smart Hose Watering Timer review: Sophisticated yet simple

This Bluetooth (and Wi-Fi, with a bridge)-based watering system is great for drip and other hose-based irrigation systems.

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Google will switch on mandatory two-factor authentication for Nest accounts this month

If you haven’t already locked down your Nest account with two-step authentication, Google will do it for you starting in May.

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Power everything at once with this 6-port USB charging station for $15

Save $9 off the MSRP of this 60 watt 6-port charging station at Amazon.

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Rumors point to a new Sonos Playbar with Dolby Atmos, plus refreshed Play:5 and Sub

Is a new HDMI-equipped Playbar finally about to happen?

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Pricey smart water valves are worth the investment, LexisNexis survey says

Not only should homeowners consider investing in smart water shut-off valves, insurers should offer incentives for installing them, according to the report.

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Polk Audio’s $250 Signa S3 soundbar boasts Chromecast audio support

The new 2.1-channel soundbar from Polk Audio can be grouped with other Chromecast-enabled speakers.

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Wireless mesh networks: Everything you need to know

There are genuine benefits behind the hype for mesh Wi-Fi technology.

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Cozy up with Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, our favorite e-reader, for $40 off

The Kindle Paperwhite is $40 cheaper than usual right now at Target.

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Anker Soundcore Flare 2 review: A new excuse to party by the pool

This Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and it can sync up with up to 100 others of the same make and model.

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Ring PAR38 Smart LED Bulb review: A bright, weatherproof outdoor bulb for folks in the Ring ecosystem

This affordable Alexa-enabled bulb is well suited for illuminating driveways, backyards, side entrances, and other outdoor areas.

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Ring A19 Smart LED Bulb review: Ring dips its toe into traditional smart bulbs

This new A19 smart bulb plays nice with Ring doorbells, security cameras, and motion-sensing lights, but it lacks the advanced features that some other smart lighting systems offer.

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Hey Google sensitivity setting arrives for Google Home and Nest devices

The new setting helps solve the problem of Google Assistant either not hearing its wake word, or accidentally thinking it did hear it.

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Plex adds free TV shows and movies from Crackle

Plex users can now stream free (albeit ad-supported) movies and TV shows such as "Captain Phillips," "Patriot Games", "Hell’s Kitchen," and more.