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The best smart speakers

When Amazon first introduced Alexa and the Echo speaker five years ago, the idea of talking to a digital assistant wasn’t totally novel. Both the…

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The Newest Wyze Camera Update Kills Person Detection, But Motion Detection Stays

Wyze Last July, Wyze announced a surprising new feature for its cameras—free person detection. You didn’t need the cloud or subscription fees to benefit. That…

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Why your new smart home devices won’t work, and how to fix them

By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may…

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Hitting the Books: Hackers can convince your IoT devices to betray you

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we’ve done the hard work for you…

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How to Build Your Smart Home on the Cheap

Vantage_DS/Shutterstock You don’t have to blow your budget to make your home smart. There’s always a discount, a cheaper alternative, or a nerdy trick that…

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Smart Home Devices Are Embracing WI-Fi, and That’s Great

Wright Studio/Shutterstock At CES 2020, it was hard not to notice something about most of the smart home products on the floor: they were Wi-Fi-powered….

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Samsung reveals rolling robot that controls your home

Baille can control smart home devices to help around the house Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/samsung-robot-baille-rolling-smart-home-ces-2020-a9273761.html Proactive Computing found this story and shared it with you. The Article…

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Kwikset’s New Smart Lock Is All About Your Fingerprint

Kwikset Kwikset, one of the largest lock manufacturers, is all in on smart lock tech. At CES, the company announced its latest Wi-Fi lock, but…

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All the Ways You Can Use Multiple Smart Speakers Together

With another holiday season over, it’s more likely than ever that you’ve got multiple smart speakers in the same house—Alexa or Google Assistant within shouting…

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The 7 Best Alternatives to Ring Products

Ring, an Amazon-owned security company, has a reputation problem right now. Between blaming users for security problems Ring could prevent, and a less than transparent…

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Wyze leaks personal data for 2.4 million security camera users

You buy a home monitoring camera to improve your security, but Wyze customers might have wound up achieving the opposite. The company, which makes $20…

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The Smart Home Is a Technological Teenager Going Through Some Awful Growing Pains

It can take a new technology decades to fully mature into a product that’s reliable and genuinely useful. Computers and mobile phones have arguably reached…

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The 5 Best Smart Home Hubs

Hubitat Every smart home needs a brain—a single unit that can tie all the smart devices together and provide a single source of control. Choosing…

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How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication and Secure Your Ring Account

Following reports of bad actors gaining access to people’s Ring doorbell and security cameras, you might be interested in buffing up your account’s defenses. The…

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12 Family Tech Support Tips for the Holidays

The only certainties in life are death, taxes, and having to provide tech support for your relatives over the holidays because you “know computers.” Save…

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Amazon unveils a portable battery-powered Echo

Amazon hasn’t built a portable Echo device since the little-loved Tap, but that situation has now changed. The retail giant has unveiled the Echo Input…

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You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here’s how

Google Home and Google Home Mini might be good at finding songs you want to hear, but they’re not the best at playing them. Compared…

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Ring gave police a detailed map of area doorbell installations

Police departments partnered with Amazon’s Ring security service had access to maps that revealed where Ring video doorbells were located, CNET reports. While Amazon has…

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Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

If you just bought a smart TV on Black Friday or plan to buy one for Cyber Monday tomorrow, the FBI wants you to know…

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Battle of the smart screens: Lenovo and Amazon’s latest compared

Amazon’s Echo Show was the only smart display on the market in 2017, but fast forward a couple years later and devices like these have…

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

So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and snap up your first smart speaker or display (trust us, you’ll love it). Here’s the big question,…

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