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Apple's Siri-powered Amazon Echo rival reportedly hits the prototype phase

It's not ready yet, but a report from Bloomberg says Apple's Echo rival is now in the prototype and testing phase.

Amazon Alexa is coming to Denon's Heos wireless audio platform in 2017.

Denon is adding voice commands to its HEOS multi-room audio system via Amazon's Alexa

Which company will get there first, Denon or Sonos?

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Canary Flex

Canary spreads its wings with a weatherproof security camera, new accessories and services

The battery-powered Canary Flex can operate truly wire free, and a new membership benefit could reimburse up to $1000 of your insurance deductible in the event of a break-in.

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Cable continues to crumble: HBO, Cinemax coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue service

HBO and Cinemax are finally embracing standalone streaming subscriptions and coming to Sony's PlayStation Vue serivce.

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The Glance Clock promises to change your concept of timekeeping

This analog/digital hybrid only looks like a classic wall clock.

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Amazon's revamped Echo Dot is cheaper than ever and finally available to everyone

Amazon's second-generation Dot is built (and priced) to work in teams.

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TP-Link's new Wi-Fi light bulbs shun smart bridges for easier, cheaper setup

TP-Link's new light bulbs don't require a smart home bridge to control them, letting you get up and running with just one bulb to start.

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GE taps Amazon's Alexa to provide voice control for its Wi-Fi-connected appliances

Dubbed "Geneva," the new skill works with any connected GE or Monogram appliance, including refrigerators, dishwashers, wall ovens, ranges, laundry and more.

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New TiVo Bolt+ is a DVR powerhouse rolling out September 15

The Bolt+ builds on the original Bolt, featuring six tuners and 3TB of onboard storage.

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Nest ships its Nest Cam Outdoor and shows off new colors for its Nest Thermostat

Nest Cam users will need a subscription to get all the new features, but non-subscribers aren't left totally in the cold.

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Coming soon: USB-C to HDMI without an adapter, thanks to a new HDMI spec

USB-C, which has become something of a "do-everything" connector standard, has added an alternate mode that eliminates the need for an adapter when connecting to HDMI displays.

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YouTube disappearing from 50 Sony Bravia sets highlights why smart TVs suck

Smart TVs look like a great idea, but they have a serious downside as demonstrated by Sony's recent announcement.

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Sony has Bose and its Quiet Comfort noise-cancelling headphones in its sights

Coming soon from Sony: New wireless and wired headphones, an audiophile headphone amp, and a gold-plated Walkman machined from solid copper.

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Z-Wave (part of it, at least) becomes an open smart-home standard

Sigma Designs has released crucial software elements of its Z-Wave technology into the public domain.

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Kwikset's second-gen Kevo touch smart lock makes playing well with others a priority

The original Kevo smart lock didn't have cloud connectivity until last year. The new Kevo comes with not only out-of-the-box connectivity, but also plays well with other devices in the smart home ecosystem.

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