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Grab an Amazon Echo Dot and a TP-Link Smart Plug Mini for just $35 today

The Echo Dot is on sale for $30 today, but if you add an extra $5 Amazon will throw in a smart plug.

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Deep Sentinel Home Security review: More than just cameras that document crime, this system actively deters it

Real people monitor these security cameras on your behalf, and they'll let any potential intruder know they're being watched.

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This awesome Schlage Sense smart lock set has dropped to just $199

We love Schlage smart locks, and now this Sense model with matching handle set is $199 at Home Depot.

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Amid privacy concerns, Google nixes the ability turn off the status light on active Nest cameras

Nest Cam, Dropcam, and Hello owners will no longer be allowed to completely turn off the status lights on their cameras, although they will be able to dim them.

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The best bias lighting for TVs and computer monitors: An easy way to boost contrast and ease eyestrain

Read on for reviews of some of the best bias lighting kits we’ve tested, along with what to look for in bias lighting for a TV.

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10 wishes for the new Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia Shield TV: What I'd like to see next in the new version

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Philips Hue Play review: This versatile bias lighting kit syncs with your PC

If you’ve already got a Philips Hue Bridge in your home, the Hue Play makes for a great way to add bias lighting to your home theater setup, or as a responsive bias light for your computer monitor.

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Momentum Meri smart thermostat review: The opposite of bang for the buck

Sluggish, convoluted, and unreliable, this low-cost smart thermostat just can't justify its $99 price tag.

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Samsung HW-Q70R soundbar review: This easy-to-install soundbar delivers Dolby Atmos and DTS:X

Yes, it’s pricey, but the Samsung HW-Q70R lets you add rich, detailed, and immersive sound, complete with Dolby Atmos and DTS;X support, to your TV in a matter of minutes.

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Brilliant is adding native LIFX smart bulb support to its smart home controller

LIFX bulbs use Wi-Fi, so they don’t necessarily need a controller, but this should be a benefit to Brilliant users nonetheless.

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More bad news for Microsoft’s Cortana as Johnson Controls’ GLAS Smart Thermostat nixes support

One of the few smart home devices to offer full-on Cortana integration is dropping it in favor of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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The Philips Hue smart bulb 2-pack is now $78, its lowest price ever

This Philips Hue 2-pack starter kit comes with two color bulbs and a Philips Hue Bridge. Snag it for $77.93 on Amazon.

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Samsung SmartThings Wifi Smart Plug review: No hub required, but wear your debugging hat

It’s affordable enough, but ultimately not worth your time in its present state.

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Waking your TV with a smart speaker? It could be inflating your energy bill

If you’re using a smart speaker to turn on your TV via voice commands, you might unwittingly be doubling the overall power usage of your TV set.

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Apple TV+ original shows, series, and movies: Apple releases new trailer for The Morning Show

Apple's spending a ton of money to produce its own TV content. Here what you can expect to see, and when.

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