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Monday deals: Great prices on a Philips Hue starter kit, the Nest x Yale smart lock, and more

Another Monday, another handful of discounts on some great tech products. Today, we've got sales on the four-bulb Philips Hue White Ambiance starter kit, the Nest x Yale smart lock, and my personal favorite pair of budget earbuds, among other things. It may be April Fools' Day, but these deals are no joke (sorry).

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A smart door lock might be the most sensible smart home gadget I've used

When it comes to home security, peace of mind and convenience are what matter to me, making a smart lock pretty damn appealing. We know that homes generally aren't targeted by burglars for a lack of obstacles, but for an abundance of opportunity (like an unlocked door!), and a smart door lock leaves one less thing to chance when you're away on vacation or at the office. All the locks in the world probably aren't going to stop someone truly determined to break into your home - so unless you're barring your windows and using solid exterior doors (and most US homes aren't), I don't think the physical security argument has many legs to stand on.

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Nest x Yale Lock gains Google Assistant voice command support

You know smart home technology is becoming ubiquitous when even a 150-year-old company decides to get in on the fun. That's the case with Yale, founded in 1868 by the inventor of the modern pin tumbler lock, Linus Yale, Jr. The historic company collaborated with Google's home automation company, Nest, to reveal the Nest x Yale Lock in January 2018. Now, Yale has achieved the inevitable next step in its journey into cutting edge security tech, with the announcement that as of today, Google Assistant on mobile or Google Home supports voice commands for its product.

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[Update: Assistant supports doorbells] Nest Hello and long-awaited Nest x Yale Lock now ready to ship; Nest Temperature Sensor up for pre-order

Nest has two products that will begin to ship today: the Hello video doorbell and the 'Nest x Yale Lock.' We knew that the Hello doorbell would begin to ship out today, though the completely keyless Nest x Yale Lock is a bit more of a surprise.

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