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WallyHome review: Sniffs out water leaks all over your home

Low-power sensors, useful notifications, and peace of mind for homeowners: not a bad package.

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Sensor-packed Butterfleye camera wants to be the eyes into your home

This smart surveillance camera monitors your home, using video analytics and sensors to decide when to record and when to turn itself off.

Energy harvested from body, environment could power wearables, IOT devices

Energy harvesting technologies will work for really low-power wearables, not power-hungry smartwatches.

Is your Dropcam live feed being watched by someone else?

Two researchers will show at Defcon how a Dropcam could turn into a Trojan horse

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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 garden sensor

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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