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Lenovo’s Smart Clock becomes a more capable home hub

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Nicole Lee / Engadget The Lenovo Smart Clock already won Best of CES 2019 and earned our approval, but it’s not done adding features. Today, Google announced a few welcomed updates that bring the device more in line with the Google Home Hub. Thanks to an automatic software update rolling […]

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Bose’s new portable speaker has Alexa, Google Assistant and 360 audio

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Bose Bose is expanding its smart speaker offerings with the aptly named Bose Portable Home Speaker, which includes Bluetooth connectivity, voice control and virtual assistant integration into a 7.5-inch by 4-inch package. The 2.3-pound speaker is made for on-the-go activities, with 12 hours of battery life, an IPX4 water-resistance rating […]

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IFTTT tells Nest users not to move their accounts over to Google

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links George Frey / Reuters Back in May Google announced it was phasing out its Works With Nest program in favour of a Works With Google Assistant framework. Unsurprisingly, users that had invested time and money into their smart home systems weren’t too impressed by this move, largely because the change […]

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Best back-to-school sales this week: MacBook, Tile, Herschel, and more

Mashable Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable’s commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. The back-to-school countdown is ticking. Image: pexels By Miller KernAugust 19, 2019 We can already hear the school bells ringing, drawing this summer to a […]

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Disney+ will have apps for iOS, Apple TV, Android and Xbox One

Engadget RSS Feed The debut of Disney’s highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+, is almost here. But, leading up to the November 12th launch date, the company is starting to share more details about it. Today we’re learning about how you’ll be able to watch content on Disney+, which includes new original series like The Mandalorian, […]

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Tesla’s relaunched solar power efforts include $50 panel rentals

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Tesla Tesla has relaunched its troubled solar power efforts, and that now includes an option that might be more affordable for some homeowners. The company has debuted a Rent Solar program that lets residents in six states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New Mexico) pay a monthly fee […]

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The best smart home sensors for Alexa

Engadget RSS Feed By Jennifer Pattison Tuohy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to smart home sensors for Alexa. Among Alexa’s many tricks is that it also works as a smart-home hub. […]

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IKEA creates a business unit devoted to smart home tech

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Aaron Souppouris/Engadget It’s clear by now that IKEA is serious about smart home tech between its Sonos-powered speakers and connected lights, but the home furniture giant wants to formalize that commitment. It just established a full-fledged Home Smart business unit that, as you might guess, will be dedicated to smart […]

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Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $50 on a Schlage Connect smart lock

Engadget RSS Feed This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read Wirecutter’s continuously updated list of deals here. LG WP50NB40 External Optical Drive Street price: $83; deal price: $68 Down to $68, this is an […]

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Smart homes are a broken mess and Nest wants to fix it

Engadget RSS Feed Rishi Chandra has a vision for what a smart home should look like in five years. As the lead for Google Nest products, it’s his job to think ahead. He doesn’t have all the answers, he admits, but he has an idea of what he’d like to see. Given his role at […]

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