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Logitech's Pop Home Switch promises to simplify smart-home control

Setting up a smart-home system might not be simple, but this innovative device could make it a whole lot easier to use.

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IFTTT enables third-party developers to integrate the service into their products

Partners can integrate IFTTT directly into their apps and services.

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RIP, VHS players: The last VCRs ever will be made this month

Soon, you'll no longer be able to buy a brand new VHS player.

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Dish's new voice remote lets you change channels with natural language

Dish has a new remote that lets you control your set-top box with your voice.

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Nest is taking preorders on the Nest Cam Outdoor; expects to ship the camera this fall

Existing Nest Cam Indoor and Dropbox Pro users will get new software features, too.

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Amazon Echo now lets you order products from Amazon

Although there are a few limitations, you can now purchase a wide variety of products from Amazon by merely talking to Amazon's virtual assistant.

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The future of Plex: More tools for cord cutters, and less of a focus on the PC

Server support for Nvidia’s Shield Android TV box is the first step towards a more mainstream product.

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Wink Relay’s newest features take the touchscreen control panel beyond the smart home

With new third-party integrations, you can call an Uber, monitor your Fitbit step count, and trigger IFTTT recipes.

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Tado turns on Amazon Alexa support for its smart A/C control

Users can now tell Alexa to control their air conditioners rather than using Tado's app.

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KISS AV's super thin and light speakers deliver big sound

At a CE Week demo, these 3.0-inch thick speakers you can hang on a wall with two-sided tape rivaled competitors several times larger.

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Roku's new universal Windows 10 app avoids Windows Phones

Another big app goes UWP and another big app ignores mobile completely. Wasn't it supposed to be easy to port these apps to mobile?

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Comcast and Alarm.com split up Icontrol Networks to beef up their smart-home efforts

This move puts Comcast in control of its smart-home destiny, and it could leave ADT’s in the hands of Alarm.com.

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Apple might be quietly preparing an assault on the cable box via its Apple TV

The next Apple TV update makes watching cable channels easier. Why not cut out the middleman?

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Smart-battery maker Roost is developing a Wi-Fi water and freeze detector

The company behind the Roost Smart Battery for smoke detectors expands into another segment of the smart home.

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IFTTT competitor Stringify gets a major update

The objective was to make the powerful app easier to use and easier for users to share 'flows,' the equivalent of IFTTT recipes.

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