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CES was surprisingly subdued for cord-cutting

For cord-cutters, CES was quieter than usual, as companies like Tablo and Mohu avoided the show.

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CES 2018: The best products we saw at the show

CES 2018 is a blur now, but we still remember the products that advanced their category, or broke new ground. Or maybe they just looked cool. Here are the top things we're still talking about.

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D-Link's Covr WiFi mesh now includes a tri-band router

D-Link has refreshed its Covr WiFi mesh networking system and added a tri-band model for higher internet speeds and lots of devices.

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D-Link's AC2600 router comes with McAfee inside

D-Link's AC2600 WiFi access point comes with built-in McAfee protection to keep a smart home of connected devices safe.

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Wemo now works with HomeKit

A new bridge now allows the world of Wemo WiFi smart home devices to connect to Apple HomeKit.

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Phyn watches for water leaks

Phyn is a high-tech water watcher that monitors your incoming supply. It can detail your household water usage by appliance and also shut off water if there's a leak.

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Linksys adds dual-band to Velop mesh Wi-Fi

Linksys is expanding its Velop home Wi-Fi mesh system with a dual-band unit that might save you a bit of money.

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Ooma is expanding its DIY home security system

Ooma, best known as an IP telephony provider, is expanding the sensors and adding a camera to its install-yourself home security system.

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Axiim’s Link HD Wireless System is a truly wireless 7.1-channel audio system for home theater

Designed to for use with the Xbox One and Windows PCs, the Link can stream high-res audio to wireless self-powered speakers.

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The best smart TV at CES is this giant Nvidia gaming display

Nvidia sneaks into the TV business with its Shield-powered Big Format Gaming Displays.

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The latest Wi-Fi mesh router comes from... First Alert?

Showgoers were doing double takes when they saw the smoke-alarm manufacturer exhibiting routers—and smart speakers—at its booth at CES.

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Huawei's new WiFi Q2 mesh networking system is capable of ridiculous speeds

Huawei has announced the WiFi Q2, a new mesh networking system capable of delivering speeds up to 1867Mbps.

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Creative's Super X-Fi Headphone Audio Holography demo blew my mind

If Creative's Super X-Fi Headphone Audio Holography is as good when it ships as what the company is demoing at CES, it will forever change your perception of headphones.

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Ring's new Stick-up Cam is designed for inside and out

Ring's new Stick-up Cam has been designed for inside and outside use. It will work with Ring's new alarm system and can be set to only record in the home when you're out.

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Abode's Iota simplifies its home security system

The Iota from Abode Systems integrates a home gateway and a couple of sensors. Also new is support for Apple HomeKit in addition to Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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Elexa's Guardian will help stop water leak disasters

This gadget clips onto your water line and can shut off supply if it detects a leak.

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WPA3 is coming to Wi-Fi routers in 2018, with better encryption and login management

The Wi-Fi Alliance announces the next-gen WPA3 standard, which will help secure routers even with lousy passwords.

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Vivint's Streety helps neighbors share video

A free app called Streety lets neighbors share—with permission—live video feeds and recorded video clips from their respective home security cameras.

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Panasonic delivers improved OLED TVs with HDR 10+

Panasonic announced at CES 2018 that its new OLEDs would be the first in the industry to support the HDR10+ standard, the open alternative to Dolby Vision.

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The Caveasy One wants to take the headache out of managing your wine collection

The Caveasy One system helps wine enthusiasts catalog and manage bottle collections from initial storage to opening at the dinner table.

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3M Filtrete Smart Air Filters confirm it: Bluetooth is everywhere and in everything

A Bluetooth pressure sensor monitors the useful life of your HVAC filters and pings you when they need to be replaced.

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Sharp's 2018 smart TVs beef up entry level

You won't see Dolby Vision or quantum dots at this price point, but you will at least get HDR.

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Ooma expands its DIY home security system

Ooma Home additions include a smart video camera, smoke alarm, siren, and automatic arming/disarming.

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TCL smart TVs are going all in with Dolby Vision in 2018

Both its 5000- and 6000-series smart TVs will deliver wide color gamut and Dolby Vision HDR. The 6000 series gets built-in Roku.

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Don't get too excited about 8K TV just yet

Samsung and LG are both talking about 8K at this week's CES, but don't get too excited just yet.