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Google WiFi group

Google snafu signs users out of accounts, wreaks havoc on OnHub and Wifi routers

If you were signed out of your Google device on Thursday it wasn't hackers—just a Google hiccup.

Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Google Home

Amazon Echo and Google Home want to replace your home phone

Phone calls could be coming to the Amazon Echo and Google Home, but the companies are currently hung up on several technicalities.

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Caavo wants to cure streaming video headaches by unifying your set-top boxes

Caavo wants to be the one set-top box to rule them all, but will the major video streaming players stand for it?

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Google turns up the integration between Home, Play Music with new personalized playlists

Google Home now uses machine learning and location services to deliver the perfect Play Music mix for whatever you're doing.

Brilliant control menu

Brilliant Control could be the most exciting thing to happen to light switches since the dimmer

If the real thing is as good as the demo, every smart-home owner will want to install these all over the house.

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ZeroTouch with Alexa

Logitech adds Amazon’s Alexa skills to its ZeroTouch voice-control smartphone mount

Logitech's upgraded its ZeroTouch smartphone car mountThe new feature let you control your smart-home devices with voice commands, whether or not you have an Echo at home.

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Plex's new Amazon Echo support lets you control your home theater with your voice

Plex just added Amazon Echo support, letting you use Alexa to control your media server with your voice.

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Comcast's Xfinity app lets your Roku double as your cable box

Comcast Xfinity cable and Internet subscribers can now try getting service through their Roku box with this early access beta app.

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Google Home gets smarter with Belkin WeMo and Honeywell thermostat support

Google Home now has support for two big names in smart homes, as Pixel waits for its turn to control your thermostat via Google Assistant.

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Vizio adds Google Home support to its SmartCast TVs and home audio gear

Vizio's SmartCast devices already come with Google Cast functionality built-in. Now they work with Google Home too.

LG Hub Robot Mini

LG's cute little Hub Robot bosses your smart appliances around

The Hub Robot links to LG smart appliances and uses Amazon Alexa voice recognition to perform tasks such as starting your robotic vacuum.

airtv

AirTV: What to expect from Dish's new cord-cutting device brand

What's next for AirTV: DVR and more streaming integrations, but probably no networked tuner.

Ooma Telo base station at CES

Ooma is adding DIY home security monitoring to its free VoIP phone service

After slashing the cost of home phone service, the company aims to do the same for home security.

Chamberlain HomeKit

Chamberlain’s smart garage door opener to get HomeKit compatibility

HomeKit versions of the company’s Smart Garage Hub and MyQ HomeBridge will ship in July.

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5 devices we saw at CES that prove the smart home is getting weirder

Your appliances are connected to the internet and controlled by voice. Welcome to the future.