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Amazon Echo vs. Google Nest: Which of the two big smart platforms is right for you?

The choice between Amazon Alexa-powered Echo devices or Nest gadgets with Google Assistant can be a tough one. We'll help you pick.

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Innr Smart Plug review: A cheaper way for Philips Hue users to take control of their “dumb” lights

Small, sturdy, and reliable, the Innr Smart Plug makes for an inexpensive alternative to the new Philips Hue Smart plug.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box review: Want to make your Hue lights sync with your TV? Here's the answer

This compact device does an impressive job of syncing your Hue lights with your TV without any detectable latency, but it’s pricey, and there’s no remote.

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Best Early Offers Black Friday 2019

Since Black Friday falls later in the month this year, stores are sharing their Black Friday deals earlier than ever before. We have gathered some top picks for this 2019 Black Friday season.

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These Bose smart speakers are the cheapest they've ever been

Today you can get the Bose Home Speaker 300 or 500 for $199 and $299 today—23% and 25% price reductions, respectively. They sound awesome and have Alexa and Google Assistant built in.

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Grab a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Echo Show 5 bundle for $189

Today on Amazon you can snag one of the best video doorbells—along with an incredible smart display—for just $189, down from a combined list price of $239.

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Serena Motorized Shade by Lutron review: A step up in sophistication, but also in price

Lutron’s solution is more proprietary than many, but the compatibility trade-off is worth it.

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This 58-inch Sharp smart TV is only $300 today

Snag a 58-inch Sharp 4K Ultra HD from Walmart for $300, down from a list price of $448.

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Wyze unwraps a $1.49-per-month cloud storage plan for its budget home security cameras

While it isn’t quite ready for prime time, Wyze’s new plan manages to undercut the $3/month cloud storage plans from rivals Ring and Arlo.

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Chamberlain's MyQ smart garage opener is a low of $30 today

With the help of a mobile app, you can use the MyQ smart garage opener to open and close your dumb garage door right on your phone.

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The Dyson Ball Animal 2 for just $299? This vacuum sale doesn't suck!

Down from a list price of $500, you can have this Dyson vacuum designed for pet owners at a fantastic 40% off.

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Ecobee smart thermostats are getting a new suite of energy-conservation features

New machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms promise to reduce homeowners’ energy bills and reduce their impact on the environment.

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U-tec Ultraloq U-Bolt Pro review: A do-it-all lock held back by complex installation

With a crack fingerprint reader and a capable app, this smart lock ultimately overcomes its setup difficulties.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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iRobot Roomba s9+ review: this robot vacuum's advancements are worth the money if you can afford it

The self-emptying Roomba gets a new design, improved navigation, more powerful suction, and the ability to couple with iRobot's Braava jet m6 robot mop to perform tag-team cleanings.

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Free Deezer users in the United States can now play and control their tunes with Alexa

Six months after allowing users in worldwide regions to use its free music tier with Alexa, Deezer is opening the doors to United States users, too.

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