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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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Nest thermostats to save some homeowners money by leveraging utility companies' Time of Use rate plans

Program to start with SolarCity customers who purchase or lease solar panels.

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Netatmo adds smart-home features and cloud storage to its home security camera

New door/window sensors can trigger Netatmo's Welcome camera to capture a clip and upload it to a Dropbox account.

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House-painting company Paintzen debuts a new online service for do-it-yourselfers

Provide dimensions, pick your colors and finishes, and Paintzen will deliver everything needed for a DIY paint job in 24 hours or less.

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D-Link debuts its first IFTTT-compatible security camera and commits to supporting Apple's HomeKit in another

The DCS-8200LH boasts a 180-degree field of view and can be integrated with existing smart-home platforms. The company plans to develop HomeKit-compatible cameras down the road.

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Food will practically cook itself in Jenn-Air's new smart ovens

Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool teams up with Silicon Valley startup Innit to build foolproof kitchen appliances.

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Sears doubles down on the smart home with new Kenmore, Craftsman, and DieHard products

The retailer rolled out everything from sensor-laden appliances to tool chests with Bluetooth smart locks at an event in New York.

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Without Xbox, will broadcast DVR ever get its mainstream moment?

Microsoft axing over-the-air DVR for Xbox One leaves cord cutters without a plug-and-play solution.