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LG Smart Security

LG's Smart Security camera includes ADT monitoring, smart hub capabilities

Monitoring is available through ADT's new Canopy service for $20 per month, although the security camera functions without it.

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Insteon adds Sonos compatibility to its connected-home systems

Hubs and compoents from Insteon will soon be able to control Sonos multi-room audio systems.

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Samsung's Family Hub smart refrigerator is both ridiculous and amazing

Samsung just put a 21.5-inch high-definition touchscreen on a fridge. Why? How about why not?

Hopper 3 with HopperGO

Dish Network’s Hopper 3 DVR records 16 TV shows at once; can display four 1080p windows on the same 4K TV

And with the satellite-TV service provider's new HopperGO, you can you take up to 100 hours of recorded content on the road.

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Every well-connected home needs a smart toilet that cleans itself--among other things

Toto's Neorest 750H needs as little as 0.8 gallons to flush, and it uses ultraviolet light, an ultra-smooth glaze, and electrolyzed water to prevent grime build-up.

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Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs are also connected-home hubs; among the first to earn Ultra HD Premium certification

New models feature integrated smart hubs to control more than 200 Smart Things devices.

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The Sensorwake smell-based alarm clock has a nagging bacon deficit

You can wake to the smell of chocolate, peppermint and espresso, but, inexplicably, not bacon.

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Perfect Blend is a smart scale that makes smoothies a cinch

The makers of Perfect Bake want to simplify the already easy act of blending food.

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The Ring Stick Up Cam delivers two-way audio in a wireless security camera for $200

With the Ring Stick Up Cam, you can see—and talk to—people who are approaching your home from any direction.

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iDevices expands its HomeKit lineup with smart switches and sockets

The new Siri-ready gear includes built-in wall switches you can use with or without a smartphone.

officeiq sensor from Tome, Humanscale

Humanscale's OfficeIQ gives your standing desk a brain

Humanscale and its partner, Tome, have developed sensors for desks and chairs that tell you how much they're actually being used—and whether you should get up off your keister.

Creative X-Fi Sonic Carrier

Here’s a head-snapper: Creative just announced a $5000 audiophile sound bar that streams music and video

The X-Fi Sonic Carrier packs 15 drivers, a wireless subwoofer, Dolby Atmos support, and an 800-watt amplifier.

Humanscale develops a Fitbit for your desk

Humanscale and Tome team up with a sensor that tells you when you need to get up and move—and when your favorite conference room may be full.

Netatmo presence home security camera

Netatmo’s Presence is a smart home security camera/outdoor floodlight mashup

Onboard AI can distinguish between people, animals, and cars; LED floodlight activates when motion is detected, to capture full-color video at night.

Hunter Fan Signal

Hunter Fan unveils the first HomeKit-enabled ceiling fans

The 130-year-old company is the first fan maker to embrace Apple’s connected-home platform.

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MQA was one of the best products of CES 2015; soon, we’ll finally be able to buy and listen to music encoded with it

Audiophile download services and device manufacturers are lining up to deliver MQA-encoded music and the equipment to play it on.