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Chamberlain's myQ smart garage door opener is just $17 ($23 off) for Prime members

Chamberlain's myQ smart garage door opener is just $17 ($23 off) for Prime members

Many new garage door motors have smart functionality built into them, but if you have an older model that's still kicking and have no plans to replace it anytime soon, Chamberlain's myQ smart garage door opener add-on is just $16.98 for Amazon Prime members right now.

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Hampton introduces Google Assistant-compatible doorbell and garage door opener

Hampton introduces Google Assistant-compatible doorbell and garage door opener

With people losing trust in some of their security solutions, it's been nice to see new options crop up at CES this year. Home security conglomerate Hampton already announced a series of new smart locks this week, but it wasn't done there — coming to the company's Array line are a new video doorbell and garage door opener.

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Man Uses Geek Wizardry, Magic To Use HTC EVO 4G As Garage Door Opener

Man Uses Geek Wizardry, Magic To Use HTC EVO 4G As Garage Door Opener

In an impressive display of nerdery, XDA member JsChiSurf (who you may remember as the guy behind the re-mapped EVO buttons and a shout-out in Fresh 3.5) has used a host of tools and tricks to create an app that allows him to use his EVO as a garage door opener. Check out the video below (it's on the longer side at nearly 4 minutes, but it's got all the details).

In short, he connects an old Linux server (which was already running in his garage) to a serial relay controller, which is in turn connected to his garage door, to do the trick.

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