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Q Acoustics' all-new 3000i speaker lineup promises to extend the company's bang-for-the-buck hi-fi tradition

Refinement, not revolution, takes center stage in this redesign.

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Try out Alexa's new custom skills with this great deal on an Echo Dot

Newegg is selling Amazon's Echo Dot for $40 with a bundled $10 gift card.

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SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit Plus review: Built by techies, for techies

It’s short on handholding, but SkylinkNet’s SK-250 kit is a good-enough security offering (though not recommended for beginners).

Astell&Kern's Kann comes in Eos Blue and Astro Silver finishes.

Astell&Kern Kann review: This high-resolution digital audio player delivers sweet sound, but with a steep price tag

An intoxicating sonic experience from a hi-res audio player that's as heavy as it is expensive.

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How to create private Alexa skills without code

Amazon's Alexa Skills Blueprints let anyone with an Alexa device make household skills.

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Amazon's custom Alexa Blueprints skills show how far ahead of Siri and Google Assistant it is

Amazon has released a super-easy tool for anyone to make their own Alexa skill, and you won't find anything like for Siri or Google Assistant.

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Notion’s home-monitoring system can now send a plumber at the first signs of a water leak

A partnership with HomeAdvisor matches homeowners in need with a local prescreened plumber to perform repairs.

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The Sbode M400, one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers, is 20% off today

Sbode is selling its M400 portable Bluetooth speaker at just $40 on Amazon today.

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This app makes finding live legal sports streams less painful

Bleacher Report Live is a handy streaming TV guide for live sports (which can also send you to the nearest bar).

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Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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Heat and cool your home for less with a $60 discount on the Nest Thermostat E

Woot is selling the Nest Thermostat E for just $110 today.

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Best Buy gets smart, teams up with Amazon to sell Alexa-powered Fire TVs

Amazon has announced a partnership with Best Buy to sell the next-generation of Fire TVs due to launch this summer.

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LIFX Mini smart bulb series review: Not quite as bright, but smaller and cheaper than the LIFX A19

We like the color-tunable bulb best, but all three are good values.

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Samsung SmartThings Hub review: One of the best in the business

With massive device support and a simple interface, it’s hard to beat SmartThings to anchor your smart home.

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Crowd-funded Abode Systems mostly sold to an Italian home-automation group

Nice S.p.A buys a majority stake in the smart home security startup, but Abode System's founders retain a 25-percent ownership position.