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Amazon makes it easier for smart home devices to alert customers...

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Alongside all the new Alexa-powered consumer devices Amazon introduced yesterday, the company also unveiled a new set of tools for the makers of smart...

Samsung is using computer vision to tell you what’s in your...

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CES is a yearly ritual to imagine what’s possible and display the strange, innovative, and silly. There can be surprises, but for a highly anticipated...

Bluetooth SIG forms Smart Home working group for mesh tech

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Zigbee. Z-Wave. Thread. WeMo. It’s tough to keep smart home standards straight when new ones emerge practically yearly. But the folks behind the Bluetooth...

Bosch details connected robot lawnmower, gesture-sensing kitchen projector

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Bosch, the Gerlingen, Germany-based smart devices conglomerate that produces everything from dishwashers to CCTV cameras, had a lot to talk about during its keynote...

Amazon’s Ring unveils Door View Cam for peephole video and smart...

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Amazon’s Ring today unveiled a series of new products including the Door View Cam for live video from the peephole of your front door,...

Google Assistant can now set Nickelodeon character alarms and reply to...

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Google Assistant has added the ability to set alarms with characters from Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — so you can...

Currant Smart Outlet uses AI to cut down on energy consumption

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Energy waste is more common than you might think. Incandescent light bulbs consume 20 percent to 80 percent more electricity than energy-efficient alternatives like halogen...

iRobot partners with Google to improve smart home devices with indoor...

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Robot vacuums’ floor maps might one day be used for more than navigating furniture and forgotten piles of laundry, if Google and iRobot have their...

A fictional Facebook Portal videochat with Mark Zuckerberg

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TechCrunch: Hey Portal, dial Mark Portal: Do you mean Mark Zuckerberg? TC: Yes Portal: Dialling Mark… TC: Hi Mark! Nice choice of grey t-shirt. MZ: Uh, new phone who...

Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent

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If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware launch...