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Amazon announces Fire TV Blaster which disappointingly blasts IR, not actual fire

Amazon's Fire TV family of products just gained a new member, the Fire TV Blaster. This $35 IR blaster accessory will allow you to control your TV, soundbar, or satellite/cable box using only your voice and an Echo speaker or other compatible Amazon Fire TV device.

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Hackers can hijack your Google Home or Amazon Echo with freakin' laser beams

Google's smart home speakers already don't have the best privacy-conscious track record. Back in 2017, our very own Artem Russakovskii had his Home Mini record every word he said for days on end, resulting in Google permanently removing top touch functionality from all Home Minis. Even when hotword functionality is working as intended, we often assume that a user has to be within earshot to actually control one of these devices. It turns out that's not the case, thanks to a new hack that uses laser beams to remotely interact with smart speakers.

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Monday deals: Get a 55" 4K Roku TV for $300, plus Philips Hue savings and more

We've reached the last week of October. As we slide ever-closer to winter, check out these spooky* deals: a 55" 4K TV for just 300 bucks, a really cheap Philips Hue bundle, and some other odds and ends to make your life more convenient. (*Deals may or may not actually be spooky.)

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The Amazon Echo 2nd gen is just $70 right now ($50 off)

Amazon just introduced a metric truckload of new devices this week, so it shouldn't be too surprising that the company's feeling motivated to clear a little old stock.  Today we're checking out a sale that brings the price of the Amazon Echo 2nd gen smart home speaker down to just $70.

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Amazon announces new Echo, high-end Echo Studio, and more speakers

Reports indicated that Amazon would announce a new premium Echo speaker today. That did turn out to be true, but there were also a lot of other new speakers.

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Amazon might announce Alexa earbuds and high-end Echo tomorrow

In this day and age, it's surprising when a major new tech product isn't leaked before its official announcement. While Google's upcoming phone is already in the hands of many YouTubers, we've barely heard a peep about the hardware Amazon plans to announce at tomorrow's event. Reportedly, Amazon will unveil a pair of wireless earbuds, a more powerful Echo smart speaker, and possibly other devices.

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Amazon's Echo Spot is down to just $90 ($40 off)

If can't decide between getting a smart speaker or a display, the Echo Spot is a great compromise, as it's compact yet offers the same features as a larger intelligent screen. The device is designed to fit almost anywhere, and this deal will make its price almost as small as its size: Newegg is running a flash sale on the Echo Spot, selling it for just $90, which is $40 cheaper than its regular price.

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The Echo Dot and smart plug bundle is down to just $27 at Best Buy; Echo, Echo Spot, and Echo Show 5 also available

A smart speaker in itself is convenient, but it becomes so much more useful when used in combination with intelligent plugs or lights. Their price can sometimes be discouraging, but thanks to this deal, you'll be able to set up your smart home infrastructure without breaking the bank. Best Buy is throwing in a TP-link smart plug for just $5 for the purchase of an Echo device, most of which are already discounted. An Echo Dot + TP-link smart plug combo comes down to just $27, while a regular Echo and smart socket bundle will cost you $55.

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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Summer 2019)

Worldwide sales of voice assistant smart speakers from Google, Amazon, and others continue to grow, and the same can be said of the smart home sector as a whole. The technology underpinning these products is always improving and it’s becoming increasingly affordable to bring smart gadgets into your house.

There's already such a vast number of different products from various companies out there that it's hard to know which ones are the best, so we've put together this list with some of our favorites.

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Get the latest Amazon Echo for 50% off ($50) today only, the lowest price yet

The second-generation Amazon Echo usually costs $99.99, with occasional drops to $70-80. If you've been waiting for a better deal, today might be the day. The latest Echo has now dropped to just $49.99, a 50% discount from the usual price, and what appears to be the lowest price from Amazon yet.

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