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Insteon's Cortana integration will let Windows Phone users talk to their house

Siri isn't the only personal assistant that can turn on the lights for you. Cortana integration is coming to the Insteon smart-home ecosystem.

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Edyn keeps tabs on your garden and even waters your plants

This smart gardening system sends data from your soil to the cloud, which decides when and how much to water your plants. Yep, it's a 21st-century rain cloud.

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What you missed at CE Week

Google I/O grabbed the headlines last week, but as you'll see in this video report, a few noteworthy items debuted at New York's CE Week.

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Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking a snap

Even if you've never head of sous vide before, you'll like how easy the Anova is to use and how delicious its recipes are.

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Just kidding, says Nest, we are totally sharing your data with Google

Of course Google-owned Nest will share your data with Google, but only if you say it's OK.

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D-Link expands its DIY connected-home portfolio

Belkin has a head start with its WeMo product line, but D-Link is coming on strong.

Nest Protect back on sale with a $30 price cut, but without troublesome Wave feature

The smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector now costs $99.

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Vivint launches a “learning” home-control system

Cloud-based Vivint Sky offers management suggestions based on homeowners’ daily activities.

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Honeywell's Lyric brings geofencing to smart thermostats

It looks like the Nest, but instead of learning your habits, Lyric just tracks your phone's location.

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Report: Apple plans to introduce a connected home platform at WWDC

You might be able to soon tell Siri to open the garage door—assuming a new rumor is accurate, anyway.

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Microsoft teams with Insteon to sell connected-home kits

The standalone Microsoft stores will sell a variety of Insteon kits addressing basic to advanced needs. There will also be new Windows apps to control the connected-home features.