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Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Google Home

Folks are fantasizing about Amazon's Alexa

People are starting to love their voice-activated digital assistants and even fantasize sexually about them, according to research from J. Walter Thompson and Mindshare.

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Get 42% off The Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaning Robot - Deal Alert

Grillbot is the first automated grill cleaning robot. Just sit back while it scrubs away in 10, 20 or 30 minute cleaning cycles. Grillbot has a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, removable dishwasher-safe brushes, and works with...

blood pressure cuff

16% off MOCACuff Bluetooth Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor, iOS/Android Compatible - Deal Alert

Place MOCACuff on your wrist and let it do all the work, measuring heart rate, systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Results are displayed on-screen with corresponding American Heart Association's blood pressure standards. A simple...

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Amazon Will Comp You A Dash Button When You Buy 2, and Then $4.99 Once You Use It - Deal Alert

Right now if you buy two Dash Buttons, Amazon will give you one for free, and then a $4.99 credit the first time you actually use it. So when the dust settles, if my math holds up, you just got 2 Dash buttons for free with this deal.

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Apple v. Amazon v. Google: How to pick a home network hub

This is the second in a series of articles on how to successfully and securely deploy smart home technology. The first decision you need to make in your smart home journey is selecting the right ecosystem.

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro Discounted $50 on Amazon - Deal Alert

With a motion-activated camera, two-way audio and HD video, you’ll never miss a visitor again. See, hear and speak to whomever is at your door in real time from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. Day or night, rain or shine -- ...

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OK Google, let's get personal

A hotly anticipated upgrade to Google Home will let users train the company’s virtual assistant to recognize different voices and provide personalized responses to each person.

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19% off TaoTronics LED Dimmable Touch Control Desk Lamp with USB Charging - Deal Alert

This desk lamp features a sleek and minimalistic design with no buttons thanks to its creative touch sensitive panel, for control over multiple brightness and color temperature settings. Also features a USB port equipped with the...

light coverplate

23% off SnapPower Guidelight - Outlet Coverplate with LED Night Lights - Deal Alert

SnapPower is designed to look like a standard outlet cover by day with beautiful LEDs that provide ambient lighting at night. A plug-and-play replacement for standard plug-in night lights and hardwired lights.

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15% off Lorell Sit-to-Stand Monitor Riser - Deal Alert

This adjustable desk riser offers a healthy addition to any desk that allows you to sit or stand while you work. The large, 31" x 20" work surface accommodates two monitors or a monitor and a laptop.

hue lightstrips

Amazon Prime Gets You 20% off Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus - Deal Alert

Place these strips under furniture or kitchen cabinets, into coves or highlight architectural features with indirect white light. Control color, dimming and shading through the app, or with your voice via an Alexa compatible device....

Underwriters Laboratories IoT Testing

Underwriters Laboratories creates Living Lab for real-world IoT testing

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) created a real-world home environment to see how IoT devices communicate with one another and solve interoperability issues.

Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Google Home

Virtual assistants hear everything, so watch what you say. I’m not kidding

Virtual assistants such as Google Home and Amazon Echo lack security guards, raising questions about safety and privacy.

mosquito repellent

21% off ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Pest Control Outdoor and Camping Lantern - Deal Alert

The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Lanterns effectively repel mosquitoes, black flies, and other biting insects by creating a 15 x 15-foot zone of protection.

nutribullet

30% off Magic Bullet NutriBullet Rx N17-1001 Blender - Deal Alert

With 1700 watts of SMART technology, the NutriBullet Rx exceeds the abilities of standard blenders and juicers, transforming ordinary food into extraordinary nutrition. 30% off puts this at a very attractive price, and a good...

indian woman texting

Survey: Texting is replacing talking for families with kids

Nearly half of families with children text in the home when they want to communicate, an insurance company has discovered.

wifi clock

15% off LaMetric Wi-Fi Clock - Deal Alert

Make yourself more productive by getting time, weather, tweets, breaking news, stock quotes, workout timers and other key information at a glance. Wake up to your favourite Internet radio station or stream music from services like...

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30% off TP-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini - Deal Alert

This gadget from TP-Link plugs into a standard outlet and allows you to control it from anywhere using your smartphone, or with your voice through an Alexa device. Program on/off times or put it in "away mode" to simulate being home...

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