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Alexa finally gets her own iOS home screen widget

Just tap the Ask Alexa widget on your iPhone or iPad home screen to start chatting with Amazon’s voice assistant.

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Panasonic's fantastic gamer-focused soundbar is over half off

Amazon is selling the Panasonic SoundSlayer Gaming Soundbar for $147, down from the usual $249.

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Blanket your home with Netgear's Wi-Fi 6 mesh routers for $100 off

Amazon is selling the Netgear Orbi Pro AX1800 two-pack for $200 down from $300.

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Anker Soundcore Motion Boom speaker review: Bluetooth for the beach

This Bluetooth boomer easily passed muster in terms of volume and bass response to sonically compete with pricier competitors. It's small, easy to carry, and waterproof for the pool and beach.

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Snag a pair of Kasa's multicolored smart bulbs for $18

Add some smart color to your lighting with this deal on TP-Link Kasa multicolor bulbs.

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Vilo's $20-per-node mesh network: A hands-on report

Vilo's $20-per-node mesh router promises to upend traditional mesh router pricing. Does it deliver, performance-wise? Yeah, pretty much.

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Leviton Decora Mini Plug-in Switch and Dimmer (2nd Gen) review: Still top in their class

But Leviton’s new HomeKit implementation wasn’t seamless in our testing.

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Roku's Streambar is back to its Prime Day price range at less than $100

A streamer-and-soundbar combo, the Roku Streambar is selling for just $99 on Amazon.

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A cord-cutter’s guide to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Here are all the best ways to watch the games on a TV, a computer, or a phone—actually, those are the only ways to watch.

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Cree Lighting Connected Max ST19 review: An affordable, tunable, filament smart bulb

Cree’s new vintage filament bulb is both inexpensive and attractive, but it comes with a quirky app and a too-bright minimum brightness.

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Today only: Get Google's Nest Thermostat and Nest Mini for $145

B&H Photo Video is selling a Google Nest Thermostat and Mini Bundle for $145 for one-day only.

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Watching the Olympics has doubled in price for cord-cutters

Cord-cutters are paying twice as much for coverage of the Olympics compared to a few years ago.

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Alexa now has a male option for its voice; here’s how to enable it

Just days after announcing new celebrity voices for Alexa, Amazon has begun rolling out a default male voice to go along with Alexa’s famous female voice.

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Current Echo smart speakers and displays will support Matter, Amazon says

Only a handful of legacy Echo devices won’t be getting a Matter update.

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Eufy's pixel-packed 2K video doorbell is back to its Prime Day price

Amazon is selling the Eufy Security T8200 Wi-Fi Video Doorbell for $110.