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Black Friday Is Now For the Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat – Get It For $50 Off

While not nearly as ubiquitous as Nest’s Learning Thermostats, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up the competition by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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This Samsung Robotic Vacuum Is, Somehow, Just $140 Today

There are $140 robotic vacuums. There are robotic vacuums that intelligently map your room for better pathfinding. There are robotic vacuums from name-brand companies. This is the first time a single robotic vacuum has checked all three of those boxes.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Set the Right Mood With a Few Hue Apps

Philips’ own Hue iOS and Android apps are pretty straightforward tools for configuring your Philips smart lights and accessories, scheduling actions to happen at certain times, and combining sensors with lights and preset scenes so you never have to touch a light switch again. But the app is limiting in terms of its…Read more… Continue […]

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Amazon Echo Dot Vs. Google Home Mini: The Cheap Speaker Showdown

In the gadget-world, it’s cliché to compare something to The Jetsons. But when it comes to a cheap little box that you talk to and that answers your questions and that controls your entire home, the comparison is just too perfect. The $50 Amazon Echo Dot and the $50 Google Home Mini are two such […]

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Amazon’s Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but it lacked the under-the-hood hub capabilities that could make all your connected devices work together. The new Amazon Echo Plus offers just that. I’m…Read more… […]

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Here’s a Rare Chance to Save on the Alexa-Packing Ecobee4 Thermostat

While not nearly as ubiquitous as Nest’s Learning Thermostats, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up the competition by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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It’s Hard Not to Love the Google Home Mini

It’s almost unfair that most of the world met our voice-controlled future in the form of an Amazon Echo. Sure, the gadget works, but damn is it ugly. The Google Home was better but still sort of silly-looking. That’s why the sleek, minimalist Google Home Mini feels like a revelation. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You Can Order All of Amazon’s New Devices Right Now

Three years after the original model launched to little fanfare, the new Amazon Echo is here. Complete with improved speaker quality, a refreshed design, and the ability to customize it with different face plates, it’s available now for $99, or $80 less than the previous model.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon’s Blowing Out Refurbished Echo Dots For Under $40

Amazon usually sells certified refurbished Echo Dots for $5 less than new models, but for now at least, that discount has increased to $12. 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 budget.Read […]

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