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Cut down your heating & cooling costs with smartphone-controlled E-Vents

Smart thermostats can help you cut down on energy costs, but they're only one part of the equation. Give your HVAC system an extra efficiency boost with these smart vent covers

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Move over Monet: This app-controlled digital canvas will display any art

Electric Objects wants to make your home into a digital art museum with the EO1 digital frame. Using the app, you can decide which painting, photo, art piece, or GIF you want to display at any time.

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Calorie-counting microwaves might soon be in our kitchens thanks to GE

GE Global Research has developed a prototype device that can accurately measure the caloric content of any food by showering it with microwaves to find water and fat molecules

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This sensor-studded toaster uses algorithms to make the perfect slice

Tired of fiddling with imprecise knobs and dials to make the perfect slice of toast? Dualit's latest toaster uses sensors to mitigate human error and environmental changes, so you get a perfect slice every time.

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Study finds that inefficient connected devices suck up $80 billion of electricity annually

Despite the fact that they're often billed as "eco-friendly," connected devices collectively waste billions of dollars annually due to inefficient network standby modes

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Staples Connect app makes your home smarter with new hub

Staples Connect for smart homes adds new hub, Windows 8 and Jawbone Up support, as well as more hardware partners. Now you can control your smart home gadgets remotely with one app.

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Hem delivers easy-to-build furniture you customize online

Hem, an upcoming ecommerce site from Fab, will will allow visitors to design and buy custom furniture pieces that often require zero tools to assemble

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Living in a smart home as imagined by Quirky’s Wink

Quirky aims to make connecting any home a breeze with its $50 Wink hub, free app, and partnership with the Home Depot. Some 60 products are already compatible with Wink and the company hopes to add many more in the near future.

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ADT launches a new voice control app for its Pulse security and automation system

In an effort to stay relevant amidst the rising tide of cheaper, easier-to-install DIY security systems, ADT today rolled out a new voice-control app for its Pulse security/automation system

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IFTTT adds two new channels for Nest

Adding to it's growing list of connected home devices, web automation service IFTTT today announced support for the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect Smoke Alarm

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Microsoft stores now carry Insteon home automation devices

In an effort to boost its presence in the booming connected home market, Microsoft has recently announced that it will carry Insteon devices in all of its retail locations

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Synek is like a countertop kegerator you can fill at practically any tap

Kegs are too big, bottles are too small. Synek is juuust right. This ingenious system is basically a miniature kegerator that fits on your kitchen counter and can be filled up at practically any tap.

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GE joins the smart lighting party, unveils its own connected LED bulb

Hot on the heels of competitors like LG, Samsung, and Philips, GE today announced a new line of connected LED light bulbs to round out it's growing lineup of smart home products

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Smarten up your oldschool home security setup with Scout’s Takeover box

Looking to ditch your oldschool home security provider, but can't remove their hardwired infrastructure? Check out this Takeover system from Scout

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Piper home security system gets updated with new features, lower price

In addition to some extra functionality, Piper --the breakout DIY home security hub that took Indiegogo by storm a couple years ago-- just got a fairly sizable price reduction

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