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Get the Kasa Spot Pan Tilt indoor security cam for $40 ($10 off) on Amazon

Get the Kasa Spot Pan Tilt indoor security cam for $40 ($10 off) on Amazon

Outfitting your home with smart tech can get expensive, fast. If you're looking to keep an eye on things without going broke, Amazon's got Kasa's Spot Pan Tilt security camera for $40 ($10 off) right now.

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The Lenovo Smart Clock will kick you out of bed for $40 ($50 off)

The Lenovo Smart Clock will kick you out of bed for $40 ($50 off)

If you're looking for an inexpensive miniature smart display, the Lenovo Smart Clock is worth considering. It cost $80 at launch, which was too high for what it offered. Thankfully, you can now snatch it for half its original price, as it's dropped to just $40.

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Get a refurbished Ecovacs Deebot 500 robot vacuum for $120, today only on Woot

Get a refurbished Ecovacs Deebot 500 robot vacuum for $120, today only on Woot

Do you have a robot vacuum yet? No? You don't know what you're missing. If you want to get in on the action for cheap, you won't find many better opportunities than this one-day deal on the Ecovacs Deebot 500. You can pick up a refurbished unit on Woot for $120, $40 under the going rate from retailers like Amazon.

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Google's $279 Pixel 3a sale expires tomorrow (May 28)

Google's $279 Pixel 3a sale expires tomorrow (May 28)

The Google Store started a sale last week on the Pixel 3a and a whole bunch of Nest stuff. The 3a phones have grown into old age for their product cycle, so if you do want to get a new one while supplies last, you only have through tomorrow to do so.

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Wemo is replacing its awful network-based smart home management with online accounts

Wemo is replacing its awful network-based smart home management with online accounts

Wemo's smart home products are far from perfect, with sometimes-difficult setup processes, tricky integration with third-party services, and an Android app that currently has 2/5 stars on the Play Store. Some of those issues stem from how Wemo doesn't have a unified account system, but the company is fixing that today.

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How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a remote control for your smart home

How to turn your old Android phone or tablet into a remote control for your smart home

Making your home smarter is probably on more people's minds than ever right now, but it can become a seriously dizzying project just remembering all the various voice commands and apps involved, to the point that you might even want a dedicated piece of hardware for controlling it all. Kind of like a universal TV remote, but for light bulbs, cameras, and smart thermostats. And using an old smartphone, you basically can, just as long as it isn't too old.

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Wink further delays its mandatory subscription, confuses users even more

Wink further delays its mandatory subscription, confuses users even more

Earlier this May, Wink announced out of the blue that it would charge customers $4.99 a month to continue using its services, or else their hardware would stop working. Following understandable customer backlash, the company first extended the cut-off deadline by a week, and has now indefinitely back-paddled, saying that it'll look for a new start date of the subscription.

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Get an Arlo Pro 2 system with 6 cameras at an all-time low price of $600 ($350 off)

Get an Arlo Pro 2 system with 6 cameras at an all-time low price of $600 ($350 off)

If you'd like to keep tabs on your house with a few home security cameras, but just don't want to route 15 miles of cable from source to spot, the Arlo Pro 2 might do you well. You can get a six-camera system from Amazon right now for just $600 — the best price yet.

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Nest Hub and other Smart Displays get improved smart home controls for Hue, Shield, smart locks, vacuums, and blinds

Nest Hub and other Smart Displays get improved smart home controls for Hue, Shield, smart locks, vacuums, and blinds

Google's Nest Hubs and third-party Assistant Smart Displays have been receiving an update that vastly improves their smart home controls. Among the changes we spotted are live light status and scenes for Philips Hue and Lifx, new Shield controls, the ability to unlock your smart lock, plus controls for blinds, air fresheners, and vacuums. Other product categories may be updated too, but we don't have everything on hand to test with.

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D-Link to drop IFTTT support for its smart home products

D-Link to drop IFTTT support for its smart home products

If you're using home automation devices from various brands, it can be hard to make them communicate with each other. Thankfully, IFTTT is an excellent way to automate tasks and create conditional triggers, regardless of your IoT products' brands. Unfortunately, D-Link is announcing its smart home products will no longer work with the platform this winter.

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