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Get a Eufy smart video wireless doorbell for just $140 on Amazon ($60 off)

Get a Eufy smart video wireless doorbell for just $140 on Amazon ($60 off)

Turning a dumb home into a smart home is becoming easier and more accessible these days thanks to more affordable products like Eufy's video doorbell. It offers 2K video quality, two-way audio, a long battery life of 180 days, and it's on sale right now for just $139.99 from Amazon — a full $60 in savings.

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Brighten up your day with two colorful C by GE smart bulbs for $20 ($25 off)

Brighten up your day with two colorful C by GE smart bulbs for $20 ($25 off)

Smart lights are a key part of a connected home. From voice control, to custom scheduling, to turning your bedroom into a disco party, they make mundane tasks more fun. Right now, Best Buy is offering a two-pack of full color smart bulbs for just $19.99, a full $25 off — and you don't even need a hub to take advantage of their smart features.

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Fire TV voice controls now support Echo Show visual skills and refined search

Fire TV voice controls now support Echo Show visual skills and refined search

Whether you're able to dig up that voice remote or end up pairing an always-listening Alexa speaker, Amazon is introducing a few new voice commands for you to try on your Fire TV — including a whole new suite that will take advantage of that big canvas in an Echo Show-esque way.

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Wyze just launched a $50 smart thermostat, undercutting virtually all of its competitors

Wyze just launched a $50 smart thermostat, undercutting virtually all of its competitors

Wyze only recently announced its first pair of over-ear headphones and a $30 video doorbell, and the company is continuing its foray into new product categories. It has just unveiled the Wyze Thermostat, a $50 smart thermostat that can be automated via the Wyze app and controlled with voice assistants. It's available for pre-order and will ship in December.

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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Fall 2020)

The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Fall 2020)

Millions of homes now contain a smart assistant speaker of some variety and sales of IoT products continue to grow as the market matures and prices come down across the sector. With so many options available, it's hard to know what to buy, and that's where we come in — this is a selection of our favorite smart home gadgets. Whether you want to just dip your toes in the water with a cheap Google Nest Mini or dive into the deep end with smart lights, cameras, thermostats, doorbells, and so on — we’ve got you covered.

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Amazon adds dedicated Auto Mode to the Alexa app — but it's a little janky

Amazon adds dedicated Auto Mode to the Alexa app — but it's a little janky

Even if we're not spending as much time as usual in our vehicles these days, it's still important to drive safely when interacting with technology. Google has been working on a car mode for the Assistant since last year, and Google Maps is rolling out a special UI for in-car use as well. Now Amazon is getting in on the fun with Alexa Auto Mode and a new routine for commuting.

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Amazon lets you share Alexa routines — Google should follow suit with Assistant

Amazon lets you share Alexa routines — Google should follow suit with Assistant

In July, Google announced that smart home appliance makers would be able to publish Assistant routines featuring their own Actions and ones recommended from partner brands. Amazon seems to be raising that move with its own: user-shareable Alexa routines.

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Amazon Echo users can now summon Samuel L. Jackson with a hotword

Amazon Echo users can now summon Samuel L. Jackson with a hotword

Samuel L. Jackson is fantastic on screen, and now he's getting even better on Alexa devices. Amazon introduced the ability to use Jackson's voice last year with an Alexa Skill. Now the company is releasing a new update that enables a hotword so users can hear that silky smooth sound even quicker than before.

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Amazon Alexa can now connect to your printer

Amazon Alexa can now connect to your printer

Cloud connectivity isn't an area of focus for most printers, and if the shutdown of Google Cloud Print is any indication, there aren't many people looking to control their printers with cloud services. However, Amazon has now released an update to Alexa that allows it to connect to printers, so you can use voice commands to control them.

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AT&T users can now make calls using Alexa

AT&T users can now make calls using Alexa

If you have an Echo speaker at home, you'll be happy to know you can now use your Alexa-enabled device to make and receive calls using your AT&T subscription. Once the feature is turned on, your speaker will be able to replace your phone, even if the latter is out of reach, turned off, or out of battery.

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