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Tell Your Roomba to Stop Sharing a Map of Your Home

The Roomba 900 Series offers a Clean Map Report, which maps your home as it vacuums, improving its movement and telling you how well it cleaned. But to get that map, according to customer service reps, you have to share it with Roomba’s creator iRobot. And that gives iRobot permission to give—or sell—your map. Which…Read […]

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Don’t Need Colors? Save $10 On Philips’ Hue White Starter Kit Today. 

If you like the idea of Philips Hue’s automation features, but don’t particularly care about exotic and colorful lighting concepts, you can pick up the Hue White starter kit for $60 today, about $10 less than usual. That gets you two soft white bulbs and a Bridge that lets you control them from your phone, […]

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Here’s the First Discount We’ve Seen On Philips Hue White Bulbs

If you like the idea of Philips Hue’s automation features, but don’t particularly care about exotic and colorful lighting concepts, Prime members can get a pair of plain white Hue bulbs for $25 today, about $5 less than usual. Just remember that you’ll need a Hue Bridge to control them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon’s Running Unprecedented Philips Hue Deals For Prime Day

If you own an Alexa device or bought one today, one of the best things you can do next is upgrade to Philips Hue, allowing you to control your lights with your voice. The third generation starter kit is down to $140 for Prime Day, the best deal ever on a non-refurb.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Holy Crap, Amazon’s Selling Refurbished Echo Dots For $30 Today

Amazon usually sells certified refurbished Echo Dots for $5 less than new models, but today only, that discount has increased to $20 for Prime members. Refurbished Dots still carry the same warranty as new ones, so there’s really no downside to going this route if you want to sprinkle these around your home on a […]

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Amazon’s Clearing Out the Fantastic Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat With a Huge Discount

The new Ecobee4 smart thermostat has Alexa built right in, but the previous generation Ecobee3 is still great, and Amazon’s clearing them out for an all-time low $170 right now. That’s about the same price as an Ecobee Lite, but you get an all-important remote temperature sensor, plus the ability to control HVAC…Read more… Continue […]

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Find a Friend or Family Member to Buy an Echo Show With You, and Save $50 Each

Now that Amazon’s touchscreen-equipped Echo Show is out, and seems to be quite good, it bears repeating that you can buy two and save $100 with promo code SHOW2PACK. Owning two allows you to use them as videoconferencing intercoms, and even if you don’t need both yourself, maybe you could find a friend and go […]

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Because You Asked For It, Here Are Discounted USB Power Receptacles With USB-C and Quick Charge

Our readers have bought a lot of AC power receptacles with USB charging ports over the last few years, but if you were holding out for more future-proof options with USB-C and Quick Charge technology, TopGreener’s new, more powerful receptacles are cheaper than ever today.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Lightning Deal: Amazon’s Selling Refurbished Echoes For Just $110, If You Hurry

Amazon’s already promoting solid Father’s Day deals on the entire Echo and Kindle lineup, but if you don’t mind buying a refurb, this Lightning Deal blows everything else we’ve seen out of the water. $110 is $25-$40 less than the usual refurb price, $70 less than buying it new, and the best price we’ve ever […]

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