Denny Arar

Denny Arar

A longtime PC World/TechHive editor and contributor, Denny Arar (a.k.a. Yardena Arar) has also written for The New York Times, Modern Maturity, Windows Secrets and other publications. She's a graduate of Brown and Columbia (French major at the former, graduate degree in journalism at the latter), and her hobbies include cooking (hello, smart kitchen!) and duplicate bridge.

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Alexa, how’s the smart home revolution doing? As it turns out, just fine

More than a third of broadband-equipped households now own at least one remotely monitored internet-connected device, with smart speakers outpacing thermostats and networked cameras by a margin of more than three to one, analysts at Parks…
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I have seen the future, and it’s full of salad-making robots

Think that robots bussing tables, tossing salads and baking bread is a futuristic concept? It's actually not as far away as you might think. Robots took center stage at a food robotics summit in San Francisco this week, where they showed…
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Yale and August partner on new smart locks for the new year

Locks from Yale, a major traditional lock vendor, and smart lock pioneer August made their debut at CES 2019. These new products range from single-hole keyed models with keypads to web-connected deadbolts
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Daikin One+ smart thermostat can listen as well as talk to Daikin HVAC systems

Daikin introduced the first full-featured smart thermostat to offer two-way communications with its popular climate control systems. This means it can respond to feedback and make adjustments accordingly.
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Google Store sale is on now through December 24!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 may be history, but fans of Google hardware including the popular Google Home Hub, Pixel 3 and 3XL mobile phones still have lots of deals in store -- the Google Store, that is.
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May the force cook with you: New slow cooker sports Star Wars figures

We can't say it will make your pot roast tastier, but Uncanny Brands' $50 Star Wars Slow Cooker, decorated with cartoon figures of Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and other characters, might make cooking it more fun.