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Protect your home with this Blink security camera kit for just $64

Down from a list price of $80, this wire-free Blink security camera kit delivers motion-detection, Alexa voice control and smartphone alerts—no subscription required.

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Infuse your TV with streaming smarts: Roku Express is on sale for $22

The Roku Express is a no-nonsense streaming box available at a no-nonsense price on Amazon right now.

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Legrand Smart Tru-Universal review: DIY controllers from a manufacturer that more typically caters to custom installers

These smart dimmers and smart plugs are HomeKit compatible, but you can control any of them with Alexa and Google Assistant, too.

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Philips Smart Wi-Fi LED review: You don’t need a bridge to operate this line of smart bulbs

The bulbs are fine, but the Wiz Connected app isn’t nearly as polished as its Philips Hue stablemate.

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AT&T TV Now review: The fall of a once-mighty bundle

Formerly known as DirecTV Now, this service was a good option for cord-cutters for a time, but AT&T's hunt for profit has stripped away much of its appeal.

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Yamaha's excellent YAS-207BL soundbar is a crazy all-time-low of $170

One of our favorite soundbars, the Yamaha YAS-207, is $170 at Amazon, its all-time low.

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Apple warns HomePod users of potentially fatal iOS 13.2 flaw

Apple has pulled the latest HomePod update and is warning users not to reset their speaker, lest they render it inoperable.

on macworld.com

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HDMI ARC and HDMI eARC explained: The evolution of the Audio Return Channel

The Enhanced Audio Return channel delivers higher-quality movie soundtracks and music, too—and you won't need a new cable. What's not to like?

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Apple TV-plus streaming service: The first shows and movies, price, and how to watch

Apple’s video streaming service debuts on November 1. Here’s everything you need to know

on macworld.com

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How to create stereo pairs with your Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers

Used to be that the Home Max and the Nest Mini were the only Google speakers to support the stereo pairing feature, but no longer.

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This simple smart plug 2-pack is on sale for $18

These T Teckin smart plugs respond to both Alexa and Google Assistant, letting you add some smart-home intelligence to anything that plugs in the wall.

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The all-new Nvidia Shield TV costs $150, but packs advanced features

Nvidia officially outs Shield TV Pro and Shield TV that both support Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and use AI to upscale your streamed content

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model.

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Bose Portable Home Speaker review: This mobile smart speaker is good to go

Doing more with less, Bose challenges the Sonos Move and almost prevails.

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13 classic horror films to stream this Halloween

Why celebrate Halloween on just one night when there are so many great scary movies to watch?

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Amazon Fire TV Cube (second-generation) review: This is the best streaming box with voice control

The Fire TV Cube's voice controls are on another level from competing streamers, though some limitations still apply.