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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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Eve Aqua: Smart Water Controller - Evehome

Eve Aqua: Smart Water Controller - Evehome | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Eve Aqua is a Smart Water Controller with Apple HomeKit technology. Control your sprinkler via your iPhone, Siri, or the onboard button. Let it flow and shut off automatically. And track water usage.
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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip review: The ultimate surge protector for the smart home (or smart home office) - Techhive

TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip review: The ultimate surge protector for the smart home (or smart home office) - Techhive | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
This smart outlet strip has it all: sophisticated scheduling, power monitoring, and support for voice control via Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Microsoft Cortana.
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GE Debuts Long-Awaited Color-Changing Smart Bulbs - TheDigitalMediaZone

GE Debuts Long-Awaited Color-Changing Smart Bulbs - TheDigitalMediaZone | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
These aren't the HomeKit-compatible color-changing smart bulbs GE announced four years ago, but we're still excited about this addition to the C by GE line.
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Instant Pot and Google Assistant get together at CES 2019 - CNET

Instant Pot and Google Assistant get together at CES 2019 - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Instant Pot's Smart Wi-Fi model will now work with Google's voice assistant.
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Wyze motion and door sensor leak hints at smart home expansion - Slashgear

Wyze motion and door sensor leak hints at smart home expansion - Slashgear | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Budget security camera company Wyze is preparing to launch contact and motion sensors, according to a new report. The devices will reportedly join the company’s existing inexpensive home secu…
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Arlo announces complete new security system - and plans for HomeKit - TheAmbient

Arlo announces complete new security system - and plans for HomeKit - TheAmbient | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Arlo, the company best known for its smart security cameras, is having a mammoth CES 2019 with the launch of a complete home security system. Within this n...
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Wyze MaxDrive - Storage for Video : wyzecam

Wyze MaxDrive - Storage for Video : wyzecam | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
r/wyzecam: Based in Seattle, WA, Wyze Labs is on a mission to make smart home technology accessible to everyone. We partnered with innovators and best-in-class manufacturers to bring you our products:

Wyze Cam is a full-featured 1080p HD smart home camera that you can control through the Wyze app.

Wyze Cam Pan is a PTZ camera with all of the features you know and love from the original Wyze Cam and some fun extras like motion tracking and Pan Scan.
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The Smart way to receive your packages securely - getboxlock

The Smart way to receive your packages securely - getboxlock | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
BoxLock is a smart padlock designed specifically to protect your packages from porch pirates and package thieves.
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Google Home Hub - Smart Home Controller

Google Home Hub - Smart Home Controller | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Control all your smart devices on one home display or with your voice. Google Home Hub is compatible with more than 5,000 smart devices - lights, cameras, TVs - from over 400 brands.
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TP-Link's Kasa smart home expands with 7 new products at CES 2019 - CNET

TP-Link's Kasa smart home expands with 7 new products at CES 2019 - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
If you're a fan of Kasa smart plugs and switches, you're going to love this news.
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ConnectSense brings in-wall outlet smarts to CES 2019 - CNET

ConnectSense brings in-wall outlet smarts to CES 2019 - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
The smart plug maker offers a sleek outlet for your wall.
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Arlo Ultra 4K Wire-Free HDR Security Cameras - ARLO

Arlo Ultra 4K Wire-Free HDR Security Cameras - ARLO | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
100% wire-free, smart security camera with 4K video with HDR and 180° diagonal viewing angle, color night vision, integrated spotlight, crystal clear 2-way audio, built to resist the elements outside, rain or shine.
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Lutron Introduces New Caséta Fan Control at CES - TheDigitalMediaZone

Lutron Introduces New Caséta Fan Control at CES - TheDigitalMediaZone | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Lutron is adding fan control to the Caséta product line, but the new product won't also control an attached light and lacks HomeKit support.
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Kwikset goes Wi-Fi with the Halo smart lock - Techhive

Kwikset goes Wi-Fi with the Halo smart lock - Techhive | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Don’t worry, Bluetooth fans. Kwikset has a new brand for that tech, too.
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Introducing Leaksmart Snap: Leak & Flood Protection With a Twist

Introducing Leaksmart Snap: Leak & Flood Protection With a Twist | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Detects and stops water leaks in 5 seconds or less.

Installs in a snap. No tools required."

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Guardian Leak Prevention System - GUARDIAN

Guardian Leak Prevention System - GUARDIAN | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"Guardian is a system of Leak Detectors and a Valve Controller that work together to detect leaks and shut off your water automatically, preventing further damage. Guardian installs with no tools and no pipe cutting – simply install, connect, and protect."

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CES 2019: Array by Hampton Brought Locks and Security Lighting - Digitaltrends

CES 2019: Array by Hampton Brought Locks and Security Lighting - Digitaltrends | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
If you've ever gone looking for lights or locks for your house, you've probably run into the Hampton brand name. The company is at CES 2019 with a new line of smart home products. Called Array by Hampton, the lineup includes internet-connected locks, lights, and an app to control them.
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Now Google wants to own your bedside, starting with this Lenovo alarm clock - The-Ambient

Now Google wants to own your bedside, starting with this Lenovo alarm clock - The-Ambient | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
The tit-for-tat battle between Google and Amazon shows no signs of slowing, with the Big G now bringing the fight to the Echo Spot. Google's launching a ne...
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The Revolutionary Smart Mailbox - Danby

The Revolutionary Smart Mailbox - Danby | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Your online shopping addiction is affecting more people than you think. But it's not your fault! Traditional mailboxes were not built for delivery boxes. That's why we're building the first smart mailbox for online shoppers. No more notices to pickup missed parcels. No more stolen or damaged boxes.
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B•HYVE: WELCOME TO SMART WATERING - B•Hyve

B•HYVE: WELCOME TO SMART WATERING - B•Hyve | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it

"INTRODUCING THE B-HYVE HOSE FAUCET TIMER.

 

Convert your hose faucet into smart watering that can be controlled via Wi-Fi from anywhere in the world. With a sleek design and weatherproof housing, B-hyve lets you control a standard hose faucet from your smartphone. Simple to setup, simple to operate, simple to save."

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Amazon Echo Input review: Make any speaker an Alexa speaker for $35 - CNET

Amazon Echo Input review: Make any speaker an Alexa speaker for $35 - CNET | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Amazon's cheapest Echo device adds Alexa smarts to any speaker with Bluetooth or an aux jack. But is it a better buy than the Dot?
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Play My Podcast and Answer That Call | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Play My Podcast and Answer That Call | News & Opinion | PCMag.com | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Simplehuman, a brand that prides itself on creating tools for efficient living, announced two new mirrors at CES; Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi and Sensor Mirror Hi-Fi Assist with Googe Assistant.
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Resideo Previews New Honeywell Home Ecosystem at CES 2019 - Securitysales

Resideo Previews New Honeywell Home Ecosystem at CES 2019 - Securitysales | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Over the next two years, Resideo will roll out its Honeywell Home ecosystem featuring Z-Wave/WiFi/cellular-communicating touch panels, motion sensors and much more.
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Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs - AppleInsider

Exploring what you can, and can't do with HomeKit for TVs - AppleInsider | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will unlock a host of new functionality thanks to integration into many leading manufacturer's television sets, including Samsung, Vizio, and LG. AppleInsider examines what that will look like, and what you'll be able to do, when the features are available.
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Ring launches a smart home lighting range - Techhive

Ring launches a smart home lighting range - Techhive | Smart Home & Connected Things | Scoop.it
Ring is launching a new range of smart lighting that will brighten areas around your house while beefing up motion detection capabilities, and hook into Ring video cameras and doorbells.
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