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    Alexa, Where Am I? Welcome to Home, Smart HomeWelcome to a new pop-up blog about smart homes and the people who build, develop, want, live in, and are fascinated by them.
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    The Smart-Home Future Is Already HereBill Gates maybe spent too much on his geek dream 20 years ago.
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    Apple’s HomePod Struggles to Find a HomeUsers just aren’t drawn to the premium device.
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    Is Never Walking to Tweak a Thermostat Worth $300?Nest has announced a new temperature sensor system to work with its smart thermostats.
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    Your Alexa Might Be Working With the PolicePolice in England have been testing ways to use Amazon Echo in crime reporting.
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    Like Everyone Else, Amazon’s Alexa Is Laughing at YouUsers don’t know why the devices are activating on their own.
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    Two Select All Editors Try to Decide: Is the HomePod Worth $350?Two Select All editors try to decide.
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    How to Use Spotify on a HomePodIf you’ve got a particular playlist in Spotify you want to play on your HomePod, here’s how.
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    Should You Get an Apple HomePod?The questions to ask yourself before getting Apple’s new smart speaker.
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    What Reviewers Are Saying About the Apple HomePodGreat sound, but Siri falls short — and it’s for dedicated Apple fans only.
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    Tennessee Man Very Concerned His Google Home Doesn’t Know Who Jesus IsA Google Home will tell you about Satan, but not Jesus Christ.
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    This Is What Apple’s HomePod Sounds LikeAn evening listening to Apple’s upcoming smart speaker.
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    Apple’s Long-Delayed HomePod Will Likely Hit Shelves Before SpringBut is the world still listening?
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    Facebook Is Hoping You’ll Drop $500 on Its Smart-Home DeviceThe Facebook Portal is reportedly capable of identifying faces using its camera.
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    Google Home Max Review: A Big, Booming Smart SpeakerThe best-sounding smart speaker on the market is here.
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    Apple’s HomePod Delayed Until 2018Oh my pod.
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    How to Have a High-tech ThanksgivingFrom sous vide to smart scales, our comprehensive guide will help you bring your Turkey Day traditions into the 21st century.
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    Looking to Dip Your Toe in the Alexa Pool? The Echo Dot Is on Sale Right NowPlease come join us in the future.
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    Amazon Wants You to Wirelessly Unlock Your House to Let in Delivery PeopleThe new service is called Amazon Key and would allow for package deliveries while you’re out and about.
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    Here Comes a New Google Home … With a Screen?Google source code suggests a speaker with a screen may be coming soon.
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    Amazon’s New Echo Is a Tableside Alarm Clock With a ScreenAmazon announced roughly seven gazillion new Echoes today.
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    Kill Time Waiting for the New Game of Thrones With These Alexa Easter EggsHey Alexa … is winter coming?
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    Alexa, Give My Data Over to DevelopersAmazon is considering allowing third-party app developers access to your voice queries to Alexa.
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    This Is the Lowest Price Yet for the Google HomeGoogle offers some discounts for those who want to stay out of Amazon’s ecosystem.
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    For Today Only, You Can Grab an Amazon Echo for Just $90Get ‘em while they last.
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    What Reviewers Are Saying About Amazon’s New Echo With a ScreenGreat interface, plain design, and an extremely creepy video-chat feature.
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    Amazon Echo’s Alexa Jones Tells You the Truths They Don’t Want You to HearTired of the dulcet tones of Alexa? Try out the screams of a very, very angry conspiracy theorist from Texas.
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    The Smart-Speaker Wars Are About to BeginThe world’s four most valuable companies all want to get a smart speaker in your home.
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    The Amazon Echo Is $40 Off for Prime MembersIf you’ve been curious about the Echo, now’s a good time to grab one.
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    The Lighthouse AI Home Camera Is Very Cool and Kinda CreepyI can’t tell whether to be impressed or worried about how smart this home camera system is.
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    Microsoft Gets Serious About the Smart-Speaker GameThe smart-home-speaker market is starting to get very crowded.
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    Amazon’s New Alexa Device, the Echo Show, Comes With a ScreenAmazon’s newest gizmo pushes video chat heavily.
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    God Help Me, I Want This Futuristic $200 Alexa Ring LampIt’s available for preorder now, and starts shipping in September.
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    Will Apple Unveil Its Version of Amazon’s Echo in June?Siri, imitate Alexa.
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    Why Do I Hate Talking to My Phone?What’s the reason I loathe talking to Siri, but chatter away happily to Alexa?
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    Google Home Just Got a Lot More Useful for Actual HomesYour Google Home speaker will now support multiple users — and can recognize you just by the sound of your voice.
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    Burger King Outsources Advertisement to Your Google Home, Google Shuts It DownEver wanted to hear a robot tell you about the Whopper?
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    Why All Your Gadgets Want You to Talk to ThemWhy all the electronic stuff in your life are suddenly so desperate to start up a conversation.
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    ‘Hearmuffs’ Are to Your Amazon Echo What Tape Is to Your WebcamOne man’s fuzzy quest to keep your Amazon Echo from testifying against you in a court of law.
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    Alexa, Are You Connected to the CIA?Another day, another good Amazon Echo video.
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    Alexas Worldwide Revolt Over Sharing Their Name With Amazon’s RobotDon’t forget: You can change the speaker’s name.
  42. Watch: This Smart Mirror’s Camera Analyzes Your Face and Grades Your ComplexionYou’re rated on a scale from 1–100, and receive beauty tips to match.
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    News Report Triggers Amazon’s Alexa to Order a Bunch of DollhousesWhen good tech goes bad.
  44. Little Kid Accidentally Gets Amazon Alexa to Talk About Dildos and Anal Sex“You want to hear a station for Porn Detective?”
  45. Can an Amazon Echo Testify Against You?A murder trial in Arkansas is putting the Amazon Echo in the hot seat.
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    Google Home’s Secret Weakness: the Word ‘Google’You don’t realize how annoying the name is until you yell it at a robot over and over.
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    Is Google Home an Amazon Echo Killer? Well…There can only be one. (There can actually be many.)
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    Google Doesn’t Want to Be Apple. It Wants to Be Everyone.As the search giant looks to own hardware, it’s making aggressive moves against other manufacturers.
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    7 Ways to Make Your Amazon Echo Even More Useful in New York CityIf you live in New York City, you probably don’t have a smart home — but there’s still lots you can do with the Echo.
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    You Should Buy an Amazon Echo — Right NowIt really makes life just a little bit easier.