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AirPods 2 update may bring hands-free Hey Siri support and a new wireless chip

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is planning an update to its AirPods wireless earbuds that will bring a new chip and hands-free 'Hey Siri' support.

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Nest Aware price cut, new features & Google Assistant

Nest has announced a cheaper subscription plan, new intelligence for its Nest Aware cloud service and the addition of Google Assistant.

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Amazon Cloud Cam vs Netgear Arlo Pro 2

The Amazon Cloud Cam and Netgear Arlo Pro 2 are both great choices for home security cameras, but each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

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Best true wireless earbuds: Free yourself from the tyranny of cords

Truly wireless earbuds let you ditch all cables in our post–headphone jack world, but like with anything else, their quality varies. Our top picks offer great audio without sacrificing battery life or comfort.

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Best soundbars to improve your TV's audio

Find the best soundbar for music and movies and that's the perfect fit for your budget.

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Nest Cam IQ review: Lots of exciting features, but the price tag triggers less-desirable emotions

The latest security camera from Nest Labs is super powerful (and super expensive).

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Reolink RLC-422W home security camera review: Affordable, nearly vandal-proof outdoor security

With crystal clear video, 100-feet of night vision, and customizable motion alerts, this dome-style camera delivers peace of mind at a wallet-friendly price.

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$29 For Two Etekcity Smart Plugs With Alexa Compatibility - Deal Alert

Turn your appliances on/off remotely from your mobile device, or with your voice via Alexa. Or automate with a schedule. The plug also monitors and helps control energy usage, and the slow drain that occurs even when devices aren't in...

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Philo review: This sports-free TV streaming service needs polish

Philo is the cheapest streaming TV service, though it also has the fewest features.

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7 easy tweaks to breathe new life into your Apple Watch

Stopped wearing your snazzy smartwatch? Here's how you can make it meaningful again.

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Zolo Liberty+ Truly Wireless Headphones review: Fantastic battery life but mediocre audio

These earbuds have a long-lasting battery, but come up short on sound.

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Fubo TV now lets you add a third simultaneous stream

Fubo TV has added the option for subscribers to access up to three simultaneous livestreams of TV channels in its sports-centric service.

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Cortana's smart-home powers grow with IFTTT, Honeywell, Ecobee support

Microsoft's Cortana has added support for the IFTTT conditional platform plus a number of smart services, both helping bring Cortana more in line with competing services from Amazon and Google Home.

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HomePod white rings: 10 ways to protect your wood furniture

We've compiled an assortment of coasters, doilies, books, and boxes that will keep your furniture safe from the HomePod's white streaks.

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Apple's original TV shows and series: Carpool Karaoke is coming back for a second season

Apple's spending a ton of money to produce its own TV content. Here what you can expect to see, and when.

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8 ways Apple can make HomePod an even better music player

HomePod sounds great, but it isn't the music authority Apple wants you to think it is. Here are eight ways Apple can make it better.

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6 improvements HomePod needs to compete

HomePod sounds great, but otherwise doesn't stack up well against other smart speakers. Here's how Apple can fix that.

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Libratone Too Bluetooth speaker review: High-fidelity sound on the go

This portable speaker delivers uncommonly good near-field sound for its size.

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