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Rule your home with custom voice commands for Alexa and Google Assistant

Looking to take charge of your smart home device? With IFTTT, you can create custom, one-of-a-kind commands that are just between you and your Amazon Echo or Google Home device. Here's everything you need to know.
May 20, 2018
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Alone this Valentine’s Day? So was Riley. Until he found the perfect woman.

One may be the loneliest number, especially on Valentine's Day, but ones and zeroes can keep you company. For Riley and his new Alexa digital assistant, love is in the air -- provided his Google Home doesn't get in the way.
February 14, 2018
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Security firm Ring shows how it’s moving beyond the doorbell at CES 2018

Ring is well-known for its doorbell line. At CES 2018, the company saidit is expanding its lineup to security systems, lights, and new cameras. Founder and CEO Jamie Siminoff stopped by the DT booth to tell us more.
January 12, 2018
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Xfinity talks about its surprising smart home announcements at CES 2018

Xfinity is getting into the IOT game by giving it away to its users for free. Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home and Comcast, stopped by our CES 2018 booth to talk about Comcast's plans.
January 11, 2018
Xfinity home CES 2018 interview

Pebby lets you play with your pet even when you are away

Digital Trends talked with the folks from Pebby to learn all about the robotic toy ball that allows you to keep track and play with your pet via your smartphone from a remote location.
January 11, 2018
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Oblend is a modern cauldron poised for crafting the perfect essential oil

Altopa's aptly titled Oblend is a jack-of-all-trades device, one that allows you to craft custom oils, tinctures, and a variety of drinks using little more than a swipe of your finger.
January 11, 2018
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Comcast just gave 15 million Xfinity customers a smart-home surprise

It is definitely one of the surprise announcements of CES: Comcast customers leasing Xfinity gateways will soon gain smart home support thanks to an upcoming firmware update.
January 11, 2018
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Tersa Steam can clean a shirt before you finish your morning coffee

Need to get to work, but don't have a clean shirt? Don't sweat it. Tersa Steam will clean and dry your clothes in 10 minutes flat, leaving you plenty of time to eat your breakfast!
January 11, 2018
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Kohler’s Verdera smart mirror utilizes Alexa to upgrade your daily routine

We hear lots of talk about smart homes, but not as much talk about smart bathrooms. Kohler recently unveiled its Verdera smart mirror, featuring Alexa voice control and built-in speakers.
January 10, 2018
Kohler Verdera smart mirror CES 2018

Baidu takes aim at Amazon and Google with the Raven H, its first smart speaker

Baidu -- the company behind China's most popular search engine -- unveiled a new voice-activated speaker at CES, one that will soon vie for control of your smart home alongside Amazon and Google.
January 10, 2018
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Hunter’s connected fans will change the way you stay cool this summer

Although you might not think of your ceiling fan as the smartest device in your home, the Hunter Simpleconnect fan will challenge what you think of a ceiling fan by letting you turn off and on lights and set motion sensors.
January 10, 2018
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The Ember Ceramic Mug makes sure your coffee never, ever gets cold

In the market for a self-heating coffee cup? Look no further than Ember's Ceramic Mug, which stealthily keeps your joe warm for hours on end. We spoke with an Ember representative at CES to learn more.
January 10, 2018
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Blink Video Doorbell brings simple, cost-effective security to your doorstep

Announced last month and showcased at CES 2018, the Blink Video Doorbell looks to be an affordable way for homeowners to heighten their home security. The forthcoming device will give users access to HD video alerts and more.
January 9, 2018
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Tado Smart AC Control review

Interested in a smart air conditioner but not up for making a new purchase to replace your perfectly functional unit? Tado Smart AC Controller promises to make any AC with a remote control smart, and save you money in the process.
July 9, 2017
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Furbo kept our friend’s dog from going bonkers when she was away

Dogs can be wonderful pets, but one big problem a lot of adult dog owners face is that their dog cant stand being alone. Man’s best friend can be exceptionally clingy, barking or tearing up furniture when left alone for hours on end. This can be problematic for those who work full time, particularly if […]
May 14, 2017
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Sense by Hello promises better sleep

Better sleep through quantification is what Sense by Hello promises. It tracks over a half dozen variables that all affect your sleep, and it does a remarkable job.
July 19, 2016
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Take Taco Tuesday to the next level with Nuni’s tortilla toaster

Everyone loves tacos, but toasting tortillas to make them at home is a real drag. A group of guys has come together to create the Nuni Toaster, a device that heats six tortillas at a time, so that they're nice and hot for your homemade tacos.
July 19, 2016
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Samsung’s Smartcam HD Plus is a serious Nest Cam contender

Since it doesn't push your videos to the cloud, Samsung's Smartcam HD Plus doesn't carry a monthly fee, but unlike the Nest Cam, it's not tamperproof, either.
June 30, 2016
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Tinker Crate will have your kids bolting to the mailbox for monthly tech projects

Today, our host Luria Petrucci talks about Tinker Crates, an awesome new way to get your child into do-it-yourself projects that involve science, technology, education, and math.
April 23, 2016
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The first prototype of the waterbed was a chair filled with … Jell-O?

Charlie Hall came up with the idea for the waterbed back in the 1960s. They have fallen out of favor since the '80s, but he says a new and improved version is in the (water) works.
March 20, 2016
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This trick takes your oven from greasy to glistening in under an hour

Cleaning the oven is never fun, even though there's a setting that supposedly does most of the work for you. This video from Cleverly shows you a trick that gets the job done in under an hour.
March 20, 2016
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Böhm B66 Bluetooth headphones prove style and substance can be had under $100

It's tough to find a pair of budget-friendly wireless headphones that look and sound classy, but the Böhm manage to pull it off for around $100. And you get active noise cancelling to boot.
February 8, 2016
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A VR look inside the home of the future at CES 2016

Inside the home of the future everything works seamlessly and smoothly. Your appliances talk each other, the fridge knows what it’s stocked with, and everything makes your life easier. Experience that vision, in VR at CES 2016.
January 13, 2016
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Learn how math can help you solve all of your gift-wrapping woes

What do you need to perfectly wrap all your Christmas presents? A professional? Nope. Math! Mathematician Katie Steckles demonstrates techniques and tricks for using just the right amount of paper with impressive results.
December 24, 2015
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Never lose your stuff again with the ANKR smart tag

Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep tabs on all the “stuff” in your life more easily? Low energy Bluetooth devices like the ANKR smart tag aim to solve just that problem.
December 20, 2015
ankr smart tag review

This projection-mapped Christmas tree is the Tannenbaum

Brazil-based studio Ambos created a projection-mapped Christmas tree. It projected a spectacular display on an actual tree, which definitely saves on the decorating time and cuts down on the amount of breakable ornaments.
December 16, 2015
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iDevices Kitchen Thermometer Mini – Video Review

Tracking the temp of what's in your oven in realtime, on your smartphone, and from your couch no less, is easy as cake with this Bluetooth kitchen thermometer.
December 9, 2015
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This video gives a quick look at what we used to cook over the past 100 years

Mode created a video showing 100 years of family meals. There are many combinations of meat, potato, and vegetable, but things get a little more unique as kitchen technology advances.
November 22, 2015
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The inside of this RV looks part spaceship, part luxury tiny home

Tonight the Travel Channel will air an episode of Extreme RVs detailing Bran Ferren's KiraVan. It's meant to withstand extreme terrain, so he can travel almost anywhere with his daughter.
November 8, 2015
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Check out this British guy’s homemade underground apocalypse bunker

Colin Furze is known for his madcap inventions, and now he's making his very own underground apocalypse-oriented bunker. You can never be too prepared for the end of the world, right?
October 24, 2015
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Festival of frights: Check out this insane Halloween lights display

It took over 8,500 LED lights to get Brandon Bullis' house to sync to a bunch of different songs. The Halloween lights display raises money for charity and hopefully doesn't drive his neighbors too crazy.
October 23, 2015
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Slide from bedroom to subterranean pool in this posh underground mansion

If you think living underground would be dull and dark, check out these proposed plans for three-bedroom, circular home with an indoor pool and slide. Prairie dogs never had it so good.
September 27, 2015
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More like a top porch: This structure sits next to a meadow on top of a six-story building

David Puchkoff wanted a porch, and there was only one place to put it: the roof of his six-story building. So, he sealed it, added some waterproofing membrane, added some plants, and made a meadow, too.
June 28, 2015
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This snowboarder can step out his front door and head down the mountain

The thing about tiny homes is that they can fit just about anywhere. Snowboarder Mike Basich's house is just over 200 square feet and is located right on the slopes. He even has a chairlift on his property.
March 22, 2015
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Robot stalk-er: a 3D-printed bot designed to pull weeds

One of the most cumbersome tasks of gardening is pulling up weeds. Though this robot is just a prototype and actually designed with farmers in mind, we can't help but imagine this weed-pulling bot zooming around our gardens.
March 16, 2015
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The ‘doghouse of the future’ is swankier than our place

How spoiled is your dog? Does he or she have a $30,000 doghouse? Samsung created a pretty amazing pad for pooches that just might make you slobber all over your keyboard.
March 7, 2015
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