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The Danalock gets a price cut for CES, as its manufacturer demos a new keypad, fob, and garage-door controller

Poly-Control will reduce the price of its Danalock to $129 starting February 15, and the smart deadbolt's new price will be $149 following the temporary promotion.

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Lowe’s adds professional monitoring to its connected-home offering

Iris by Lowe’s users now have the option of having emergency responders dispatched when alarms sound.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to build his own AI-infused smart home system

Zuckerberg says his system will perform basic automation at first, but will eventually evolve into a digital assistant resembling the J.A.R.V.I.S. AI from the comic-book movie 'Iron Man.'

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Whirlpool's new Amazon Dash-integrated smart appliances know when you need supplies

The company's line-up of Internet-connected ovens, washers, and dryers link up to your Amazon account to make life easier.

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What you need to know about home IoT standards at CES

Don't get too excited about all your devices getting along—yet.

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LG’s robot vacuum gets cleaning instructions from your phone’s camera

The LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ robot vacuum combines camera controls and security features.

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Apple Music’s Sonos support starts now (in beta)

Most features are intact, though users might have to endure some rough edges until the service is fully supported early next year.

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IControl integrates Life360 family-tracking app into its Piper security cameras

Icontrol Networks’ Piper wireless security cameras can now alert you when no one’s home and the system is unarmed.

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Cox Communications' anti-cord-cutting propaganda is as sad as you’d expect

Cox embraces FUD in a desperate attempt to discourage cord cutting.

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3 ways Roku Feed could be made even better

Roku Feed tries to make sense of streaming video, but the software hasn't quite nailed it yet.

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This biodigester promises to turn your food scraps into usable cooking gas

HomeBiogas’ system produces up to three hours of cooking gas, plus liquid fertilizer for your garden.

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Grove Labs brings its fish-powered smart indoor garden to Kickstarter

Grow your own organic food with the mostly automated Grove Ecosystem, which uses fish poop as plant fertilizer.

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People Power looks to adapt its DIY home-security system for 21st Century elder care

The company is launching a crowd-funding campaign to port its existing platform into a system that will enable seniors to remain in their own homes longer.

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Lowe's announces Iris 2.0, marking a long-term commitment to its connected-home platform

An entirely redesigned platform debuts Monday with lower price points, better mobile capabilities, and deep tie-ins to Lowe's' core businesses.

on techhive.com

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The Electric Jukebox: For music lovers who think Apple Music and Spotify are too expensive and too complicated

British startup has developed a music streamer that plugs into your TV (and only your TV).

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