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Sonos is rolling out Google Assistant support to its Sonos One and Sonos Beam smart speakers

The development effort consumed more than a year, but Sonos is now the first smart speaker manufacturer to support both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on the same system.

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Netgear Orbi Voice review: It’s not the best smart speaker, but it's an excellent mesh Wi-Fi system

And if you already have an Orbi router, it’ll make an awesome addition to your network.

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Amazon's Alexa app for Windows now listens for wake words, just like an Echo Dot

Amazon has upgraded its Alexa Windows 10 app to always listen for your commands via a wake word.

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

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Mysa Smart Thermostat review: Rendering electric heat stylish and smart

A beautifull smart thermostat for baseboard, radiant, and fan-forced convector heaters.

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Cavalier Audio Maverick wireless smart speaker review: This Alexa-powered Wi-Fi speaker speaks Bluetooth, too

It’s fabricated from high-end materials, including aluminum and genuine leather, but this speaker’s sound quality left me saying "meh."

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug review: Individual outlet control makes this the outdoor smart plug to beat

This outdoor outlet’s upscale feature set makes it well worth the price.

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Array by Hampton smart deadbolt review: It solves the battery problem, but falls short on integration

An onboard solar panel keeps the battery topped off, but you can’t use this smart lock with any smart home hub.

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The best smart home devices that work with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are most powerful when paired with third-party smart home hardware. These products earned our highest raitings.

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The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.

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Ninety7 Sky Tote Portable Battery Base review: Take your second-gen Amazon Echo anywhere

Here’s an inexpensive way to carry the Alexa digital assistant with you everywhere.

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LIFX A19 (2018) smart bulb review: The Wi-Fi bulb to beat keeps getting better

Shine on, you crazy lightbulb.

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Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

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First Alert Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm review: This alarm doesn’t work entirely as advertised

We liked First Alert's first smart smoke/CO detector, but this iteration removes that model's best features and doesn't act much like a smart device at all.

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Riva Concert speaker review: A smart speaker that sounds good, too

This sweet-sounding speaker is built to satisfy the music lover, and it's outfitted with high-end features you don't typically see at this price.

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HomeKit was a surprise winner of CES 2019. Now Siri needs to get a whole lot better

A slew of companies announced at CES that they were signing on to support Apple’s HomeKit, including some affordable device makers. That means Siri has a chance to show the world what it can do.

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Lenovo builds Amazon Alexa into its Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets

Lenovo's Smart Tab M10 and P10 Android tablets come with a Smart Dock that turns them into Amazon Alexa displays.

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Ring finally has a doorbell cam for renters and apartment dwellers

Ring's latest video doorbell attaches to the peephole on a front door, making it suitable for renters or apartment residents who often cannot drill into the wall next to the door.

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