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Smart Home Tech/Automation, Intelligent Gadgets & Cool Connected Things ///  Awesome links, articles, podcasts & videos I've discovered during my quest for creating my own inexpensive connected home & digital lifestyle. Use the tags to drill down to your own specifics. - Enjoy
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Amazon buys Ring, a former 'Shark Tank' reject - CNBC

Amazon buys Ring, a former 'Shark Tank' reject - CNBC | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Ring CEO Jamie Siminoff's business was on season five of "Shark Tank," but he left without investment. The new Amazon deal could cost $1 billion.
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Smart Doorbells to Get Even Smarter with New Amazon APIs - DigitalTrends

Smart Doorbells to Get Even Smarter with New Amazon APIs - DigitalTrends | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Amazon just released new Alexa-compatible smart doorbell application tools for developers. The new APIs allow smart cameras and doorbells to use motion sensing and doorbell presses to start Alexa Routines, sequences of events that occur on command. Customers can set up Routines in the Alexa app Smart Home Section.
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this is nice
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AmazonBasics Microwave works with Alexa to take your voice commands - cNet

AmazonBasics Microwave works with Alexa to take your voice commands - cNet | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
And the $60 microwave will automatically order more when you run out.
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Amazon Echo Plus is the smart home hub of the future - cNet

Amazon Echo Plus is the smart home hub of the future - cNet | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Small changes could make a big difference for Amazon's smart home-focused speaker.
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This smart plug automates with ease - CNET

This smart plug automates with ease - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
This $21 space-saving smart plug works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and includes plenty of scheduling, away modes and timer options for your dumb devices.
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Samsung has a new SmartThings hub and router with Plume’s mesh Wi-Fi tech - TheVerge

Samsung has a new SmartThings hub and router with Plume’s mesh Wi-Fi tech - TheVerge | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
There’s a brand new hub, which can now wirelessly connect to your router, and a new Wi-Fi router that includes mesh networking tech from Plume.
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Marvin Home Automation - Lock Status Sensor

Introducing the Marvin Lock Status Sensor, a smart, simple solution that brings home automation capabilities to Marvin windows and doors. Th
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Philips' Hue app is actually good now - Engadget

Philips' Hue app is actually good now - Engadget | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"At this year's CES Philips announced a forthcoming update for its Huesmart lights app. The company kept details to a minimum, but now we know exactly what the promised improvements look like, as v3.0 rolls out on the Play Store today. Alongside a raft of feature additions, it's had a complete makeover."

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Philips Hue 3.0 is the smart light update you've been waiting for - ANDROIDCENTRAL

Philips Hue 3.0 is the smart light update you've been waiting for - ANDROIDCENTRAL | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Philips has given its Android app a little redesign, and it’s now easier to do... everything.
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Kwikset announces three new Amazon Key compatible smart locks - Technobuffalo

Kwikset announces three new Amazon Key compatible smart locks - Technobuffalo | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Kwikset on Thursday announced three new smart locks that are part of the Amazon Key Home Kit platform. The kits, available through Amazon, come with the smart lock and the retailer’s Cloud Cam. "

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Nortek Security and Control's 2Gig Stove and Grill Guard tells you if you left your stove on - CNET

Nortek Security and Control's 2Gig Stove and Grill Guard tells you if you left your stove on - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Nortek Security and Control's 2Gig Stove and Grill Guard, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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Home Security Just Got a Smart Lock - ElectronicHouse

Home Security Just Got a Smart Lock - ElectronicHouse | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
August Home and SimpliSafe team up so that your smart lock and home security system can work together.
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Schlage Teams Up with Amazon to Enhance Smart Home Security - DigitalTrends

Schlage Teams Up with Amazon to Enhance Smart Home Security - DigitalTrends | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Schlage is doubling down on its growing partnership with Amazon by enabling compatibility with the Amazon Key app via the Zigbee smart home protocol in the latest iteration of its popular locks for the smart home.
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Google’s Home app gets much better design and can now control smart devices remotely - TheVerge

Google’s Home app gets much better design and can now control smart devices remotely - TheVerge | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Google’s new Home App now does more than just recommend what movies to play through your Chromecast, or act as a vehicle to set up your smart gadgets. The app has been revamped to make it easier to control multiple devices.
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Sprinkler controller Rachio 3 adds Apple HomeKit support - cNet

Sprinkler controller Rachio 3 adds Apple HomeKit support - cNet | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Ask Siri to water the front yard with help from your Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller.
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AUGUST Lock and Yale Launch Market’s Most Advanced Keypad Smart Locks - AUGUST Blog

AUGUST Lock and Yale Launch Market’s Most Advanced Keypad Smart Locks - AUGUST Blog | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Today, we’re excited to launch the new line of Yale Assure Locks – Connected by August, a special product collaboration with our Assa Abloy sister company, Yale. These locks are the first keypad smart locks to offer popular August features such as: auto-unlock, remote access, universal voice assistant support, DoorSense and secure virtual keys
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DEAL: NVIDIA’s New SHIELD TV “Smart Home Edition” Bundle With SmartThings Link Costs $199 for Limited Time – Droid-Life

DEAL: NVIDIA’s New SHIELD TV “Smart Home Edition” Bundle With SmartThings Link Costs $199 for Limited Time – Droid-Life | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
NVIDIA introduced a new SHIELD TV bundle this morning, the Smart Home Edition. Inside, buyers will receive a standard SHIELD TV unit with SHIELD Remote, but also get a SmartThings Link. With a Link, you’ll be able to start setting up your smart home via SHIELD to control things like lights, door locks
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Voice Faucet | Delta Faucet

Voice Faucet | Delta Faucet | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Our Voice Activated Faucet Technology is back in stock and available for a limited time on Amazon."

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Ring Alarm review: simple, cheap home security - TheVerge

Ring Alarm review: simple, cheap home security - TheVerge | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
The Ring Alarm is the latest do-it-yourself home security system that promises to provide an easy way to secure your home without the costs and commitments of a traditional security system.
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Arlo Smart | Intelligence for your Arlo. | Arlo Smart Home - Arlo

Arlo Smart | Intelligence for your Arlo. | Arlo Smart Home - Arlo | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Arlo Smart adds intelligence to your Arlo cameras to give you a more personal and purposeful home security experience.
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Rechargeable Wireless Security Camera: Arlo Security Light | Arlo by NETGEAR

Rechargeable Wireless Security Camera: Arlo Security Light | Arlo by NETGEAR | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Arlo by NETGEAR is the world's first 100 percent wireless high-definition smart home security camera.
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Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner - Engadget

Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner - Engadget | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Last September, Nest introduced several new offerings aimed at beefing up your home security. There was the Nest Secure alarm system, an outdoor version of its Nest Cam iQ and the Nest Hello, its first-ever video doorbell. "

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Nest x Yale Lock Overview - NEST

Nest x Yale Lock Overview - NEST | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"This secure, tamper-proof, key-free deadbolt connects to the Nest app. You can lock and unlock your door from anywhere. Give passcodes to guests. Set up expiration times. And get alerts whenever someone comes and goes.  "

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First globally compatible smart lock enables service providers to offer a single smart access and home security solution - IoT-Now

First globally compatible smart lock enables service providers to offer a single smart access and home security solution - IoT-Now | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Danalock, a provider of smart lock solutions for smart homes and businesses, announced that its Danalock V3 is the first globally compatible, retrofit smart lock to be fully integrated into the Alarm.com interactive security platform, extending its ecosystem of connected devices for global customers."

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DSC iotega - Smart Security & Hub

DSC iotega - Smart Security & Hub | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"The next generation wireless security and automation platform provides your customers with the security they already know and trust, along with the freedom to choose their favorite home automation devices. "

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