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Danalock

The Danalock gets a price cut for CES, as its manufacturer demos a new keypad, fob, and garage-door controller

Poly-Control will reduce the price of its Danalock to $129 starting February 15, and the smart deadbolt's new price will be $149 following the temporary promotion.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to build his own AI-infused smart home system

Zuckerberg says his system will perform basic automation at first, but will eventually evolve into a digital assistant resembling the J.A.R.V.I.S. AI from the comic-book movie 'Iron Man.'

lg smartthinq hub

LG's SmartThinQ connected-home hub will monitor and control appliances and sensors

The hub looks like Amazon's Echo, but streaming music is one of only a few things it has in common with that device.

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BeOn bulbs

BeOn Home Protection System review: A security system made up of smart LED bulbs

These intriguingly different bulbs deliver on their manufacturer's promises, but their design also limits their capabilities.

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D-Link DIR-885L/R

D-Link is finally shipping the last of the Ultra-series routers it announced at CES 2015

The $280 DIR-885L/R is a 4X4, dual-band, 802.11ac router that will eventually deliver multi-user MIMO.

Spotify

Spotify reportedly mulling restricting access to new music to paid subscribers

Bowing to pressure from artists and record labels will diminish the appeal of free, ad-supported music-streaming services.

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Alarm.com Smart Thermostat

Alarm.com’s smart thermostat gains remote temperature-sensing capabilities

The security company debuts remote sensors to beef up its smart energy-management offering.

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Songza is shutting down, users will be moved over to Google Play Music

After a year of operating Songza separately, Google decides that it needs the rest of Songza’s technology to be competitive.

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Home Biogas

This biodigester promises to turn your food scraps into usable cooking gas

HomeBiogas’ system produces up to three hours of cooking gas, plus liquid fertilizer for your garden.

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Amazon may incorporate new services into its Prime Instant Video

The e-commerce giant is reportedly in talks with service providers to incorporate their TV and movie offerings into Amazon’s streaming-video service.

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Keen Home Smart Vent

Keen Home says its Smart Vent can reduce home energy bills, but some HVAC pros question the wisdom of closing vents

The objective is to redistribute airflow around the home, but some say the resulting changes in air pressure can damage central heating and cooling systems.

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People Power looks to adapt its DIY home-security system for 21st Century elder care

The company is launching a crowd-funding campaign to port its existing platform into a system that will enable seniors to remain in their own homes longer.

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Dlink Komfy switch

D-Link’s Komfy Switch is more than your basic light switch

No common light switch, the Komfy includes a HD 1080p security camera and sensors to detect changes in temperature, humidity, and air quality.

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Char-Broil smoker

Grillmaker Char-Broil debuts two Wi-Fi-connected smokers

Now you can control your smoker from wherever you are, using a mobile app.

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Smithsonian channel on Roku

Roku gets 4K content from Smithsonian; Encore, CW also sign up

The set-top box is currently the only to support 4K video from Smithsonian’s latest streaming channel, coming a month after the release of the 4K-capable Roku 4.

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