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Why two Apple HomePods really are better than one

A review of a paired HomePod system, music playback quality and what it tells us about tomorrow.

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Lenovo vs. Asus vs. Apple iPad: Approaching the ideal Always Connected PC

The Always Connected PC shows a lot of promise. But as a product class, they've still got a ways to go.

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WWDC: Apple TV — The underestimated story

Few are talking about how Apple’s plan to become a key platform provider in the TV space is breaking new ground, but it’s going to become more important in the next 12 months.

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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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Why Apple needs HomePod to be as safe as houses

Before connecting an Apple HomePod or any smart home device, you must first think about privacy and security.

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Amazon Is Offering a $40-Off Deal On Its Echo Spot Devices

For the first time, Amazon has discounted its Echo Spot device by $40 when you buy a pair of them.

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Sonos Play:1 Is Discounted $62 Right Now On Amazon

Sonos Play:1 is highly rated on Amazon, where its typical list price of $200 has been reduced 31% to $138, for a limited time.

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Life after iTunes: Apple’s big media challenge

Apple is spending billions to produce original video content as it builds its place in the future of media, but it faces lots of challenges in its attempt.

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Get a $20 Discount If You Buy 3 Echo Dots on Amazon, For A Limited Time - Deal Alert

Echo Dot is a voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more. Buy 3 and get $20 off your cart, or buy 6 and get...

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41% off CyberPower Surge Protector 3-AC Outlet with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports - Deal Alert

This compact surge protector provides 600 joules of protection, 3 outlets, and a folding wall tap plug. Two USB ports (2.1 Amp) charge personal electronics, including smartphones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other devices.

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39% off American Red Cross Blackout Buddy Emergency Nightlight - Deal Alert

Just leave the slim and trim Blackout Buddy in your wall socket and you’ll never be in the dark. It automatically turns on when the power goes out so that you can easily locate it. Then, fold in the prongs and you've got a flashlight....

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32% off Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Display and 10 Year Battery - Deal Alert

Kidde calls this model "worry free" because its sensor and sealed battery provide 10 years of uninterrupted CO detection, and a digital display that updates every 15 seconds. Currently discounted down to $35 on Amazon.

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It's not to late! See Amazon's Last Minute Gift Ideas, On Your Doorstep By Christmas - Deal Alert

Right now you can still order lots of great gifts from Amazon, and they'll get to you by Christmas. But don't delay.

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Save 50% on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Gain peace of mind by checking on your devices remotely and always coming home to a well-lit house. Use away-mode to make it look like you are home when you travel, and have lights turn on/off at set times to conserve energy and save...

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New Amazon Echo Discounted $20 Right Now - Deal Alert

A new speaker, new design, and available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more -- ...

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Mingis on Tech, Episode 56: Coding for Alexa

Alexa is the helpful voice in the Echo and Echo Dot that can play music, turn on the lights, answer questions or tell you the weather. But with a little coding, it can be made to do much more than that.

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The big unspoken problem with digital assistants

AI-driven virtual assistants are supposed to adapt the system to the human not the other way around.

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11% off August Smart Lock Pro With Connect Bundle - Deal Alert

Lock and unlock your door, control keyless access, and keep track of who comes and goes, all from your phone.

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67% off ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer - Deal Alert

The ThermoPro TP03A is an effective solution to achieve the most accurate temperature in a matter of seconds.

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53% off InnoGear LED Solar Motion Sensor Outdoor Security Light, 4-Pack - Deal Alert

Provide more powerful illumination for a wider area in your yard, garage, driveway, patio, deck, or anywhere the sun shines. Motion sensing and waterproof. This deal is for a pack of 4.

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