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Over-the-air DVR: Do you really need it?

Who needs an over-the-air DVR? Here's our guide to deciding.

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Ring Video Doorbell 2 updates Ring's original smart, wireless doorbell

For $199, Ring Video Doorbell 2 upgrades video quality to 1080P, improves night vision, and includes a removable battery and faceplate options.

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The cord-cutter's guide to watching the NBA playoffs

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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Wink Bright aims to make smart lighting easier for consumers to adopt

The Wink Bright consists of a Wink Hub 2 and two pre-paired Sylvania dimmable LED smart bulbs.

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Apple's Siri speaker is called HomePod and will cost $349

Apple's HomePod speaker has Siri and HomeKit capabilities onboard.

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Nest Cam IQ marks a clean break from the Dropcam platform Nest acquired in 2014

The new indoor security camera boasts a 4K image sensor, HDR imaging, and the ability to recognize and remember faces.

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DirecTV Now is now available on most Roku streaming devices

Compatibility goes back as far as the Roku 2.

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Newegg is selling a pure sine wave UPS for just $125 right now

The CyberPower GX1325U should protect your devices and keep them on when the power goes out—yes, even desktop systems with a finicky PSU.

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You'll soon be able to control IKEA's affordable smart lights with Assistant, Alexa, and Siri

IKEA's line of smart lights are already affordable, but now they will work with Google Home and Assistant, Amazon Alexa-powered devices, and Apple's HomeKit.

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Dish teams up with Amazon Echo's Alexa to let you channel surf hands-free

Dish subscribers can now turn their television experience into a lean back, hands-free experience—if they have the right Amazon Echo device, that is.

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Google Assistant can now control GE, iRobot, LG, and D-Link devices

More devices are integrating with Google Assistant, and thus Google Home, as the battle for the smart home continues.

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The Google I/O 12 biggest reveals: Android O, Google Assistant, standalone Daydream VR headsets, and more

Here's everything revealed at Google's I/O 2017 keynote, from new Android O features to Google Home updates and standalone Daydream VR headsets.

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Amazon Echo's Alexa is getting push notifications, but they won't annoy you

A pulsing green light on your Amazon Echo device could soon mean there's breaking news—or your pizza's here.

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Amazon's Echo speaker is $80 cheaper right now when you buy two

If you buy two Amazon Echo smart speakers from either Amazon or Best Buy, you can snag a $80 discount.

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Amazon reveals affordable 4K TVs that double as a Fire TV stick and Amazon Echo

Your new Amazon Fire television set can pause live TV and turn off your smart home lighting.