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Ring announces new alarm sensors, smart locks, and Alexa voice control

Ring launched its Z-wave security system last summer for $199, and now the company is releasing more sensors that can be used with it. At the same time, Ring has partnered with several lock makers to sell compatible products on the Ring site while also adding Alexa voice control features.

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Jabra's new Elite 85h noise-cancelling headphones have Alexa and Assistant built-in

Assistant-powered hardware is a hot commodity; people much prefer "smart" to "dumb" when it comes to speakers and headphones recently. So Jabra's new Elite 85h headphones — which combine Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant support together with all the other accouterments you expect in a pair of noise-canceling headphones — should end up being pretty popular, assuming they sound good.

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Nanoleaf Canvas review: The funkiest smart lights get cooler, better

Over the past couple of years, Nanoleaf has made a name for itself as the brand for cool, funky, unusual, and colorful smart lights. I dubbed its Aurora panels "the coolest and most extravagant smart lights you can own" when I reviewed them, and they're still just as awesome as they were back in 2017. But you can't sit still while the world moves on, so Nanoleaf is back again with the Canvas.

Square tiles with multiple connection points replace the triangle ones, but the real advantage is in the touch reactivity and built-in Rhythm mode that follows your music.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube is $60 (half off) on Woot, today only

If you're heavily invested into Amazon's Alexa-based ecosystem, odds are you eschew a Chromecast in favor of a Fire TV device. So if you'be been looking into picking up one of the more advanced Fire TV Cubes, you're in luck. Woot is slinging them today for a mere $60, which is half-off the original $120 price tag.

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Anki's friendly Vector robot is getting Alexa support December 17

Anki's Vector robot launched in October. The little guy is certainly cute, and it's always had a useful trick or two; it can tell you the temperature outside or set timers, for example. But starting next week in the US and Canada, Vector is getting a whole lot more practical with the addition of Alexa functionality.

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Forget Skynet: Big Mouth Billy Bass with Alexa is the tech hell we deserve

Back in 2016, an absolute madman hacked a Big Mouth Billy Bass to speak using the Alexa API. It was weird. The soulless monsters at Gemmy Industries evidently took notice, though, and have engineered an official Alexa-powered singing fish to bring to market. What have we wrought?

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You can now make Skype calls on Amazon Alexa devices

Alongside its refreshed hardware lineup, Amazon (and Microsoft) announced back in September that Skype calling was coming to Alexa devices later in the year. Well, it's later in the year, and the new functionality is rolling out starting today. You can link your Skype account to your Alexa devices in the Alexa app.

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Ecovacs Deebot N79S Assistant and Alexa-connected robot vaccuum cleaner just $140 at Amazon today only

Robotic vacuums are the sort of thing you can't live without once you get one. The convenience of routine automated cleaning saves tons of time, even if you should still give the process a bit of manual attention once in a while. Like everything else, the models with better features (like smart assistant support) tend to be more expensive, but ECOVACS' DEEBOT N79S combines a terrible name with Google Home and Alexa integration, and for the next eleven hours it's just $140 as an Amazon Deal of the Day.

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Amazon is selling a Fire TV Stick/Echo Dot bundle for just $40

If you're itching to get started on kitting out your home of the future but you're wary of the cost, here's a deal for you. Right now, you can grab a Fire TV Stick and a second-generation Echo Dot for just $40 — nearly half off the usual price of $75.

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Amazon's new FireTV Recast and voice-controlled Microwave are now available

Back in September, Amazon announced a slew of new hardware including Echos, FireTVs, and some other miscellaneous items. Many of these have already become available, but two outliers were still pending: the Alexa-controlled Microwave and the Fire TV Recast. Both are now in stock on Amazon and shipping.

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