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Alexa is eating Siri's lunch at CES 2018, and HomePod isn't going to make a difference

The smart home is once again on full display at this year's CES, but it's not Siri who's in charge, it's Alexa. And Apple might never be able to take the lead.

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Netgear's Arlo Baby camera is now compatible with Apple HomeKit

Now you can ask Siri to show your Netgear Arlo Baby camera's live feed thanks to Apple HomeKit compatibility.

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JBL’s Link View smart speaker delivers Google Assistant with an 8-inch display and a front-facing camera

Samsung’s Harman group is playing the field, building smart speakers with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana.

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Sony introduces welcome, if mild, updates to its 2018 TVs

There's not a lot different in Sony's 2018 TV lineup, and that's not a bad thing.

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Lenovo Smart Display makes Google Assistant a smart home sidekick

Lenovo's Smart Display line puts Google Assistant on 8- and 10-inch touchscreen. The result is a smart home sidekick with AI features tied to all the major Google services.

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Get a $20 Discount If You Buy 3 Echo Dots on Amazon, For A Limited Time - Deal Alert

Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more. Buy 3 and get $20 off your cart, or buy 6 and get one Dot free.

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Hisense TVs CES 2018: Quantum dots and Dolby Vision

Hisense has upped its game with quantum dot color. Dolby Vision is supported by the top two models in the line, which also offer the full array of Google TV and IoT services.

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Samsung Micro LED explained

Samsung's new display technology mixes elements of LCD, OLED, and public display.

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Samsung's ginormous 'The Wall' TV is the first consumer display to use micro-LED technology

Like OLEDs, mLEDs enable deeper blacks because they don't need a separate backlight.

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41% off CyberPower Surge Protector 3-AC Outlet with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports - Deal Alert

This compact surge protector provides 600 joules of protection, 3 outlets, and a folding wall tap plug. Two USB ports (2.1 Amp) charge personal electronics, including smartphones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other devices.

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Q Acoustics M3 soundbar review: This budget-priced speaker delivers an outstanding audio performance

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better sonic performer at this price-point.

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39% off American Red Cross Blackout Buddy Emergency Nightlight - Deal Alert

Just leave the slim and trim Blackout Buddy in your wall socket and you’ll never be in the dark. It automatically turns on when the power goes out so that you can easily locate it. Then, fold in the prongs and you've got a flashlight.

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25% off SanDisk 256GB iXpand Base for iPhone charging and backup - Deal Alert

This handy gadget from SanDisk automatically backs up your iPhone’s photos, videos contacts and more, every time you charge. And its currently discounted 25% on Amazon.

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32% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery - Deal Alert

Kidde calls this model "worry free" because its sensor and sealed battery provide 10 years of uninterrupted CO detection, and a digital display that updates every 15 seconds. Currently discounted down to $35 on Amazon.

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Edifier Luna e25 HD Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, sci-fi looks, surprisingly affordable

These speakers show that you don't have to sacrifice sonic quality or break the bank to enjoy wireless sound. They're not portable, but for static installations they're fantastic.