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All the best Black Friday deals on phones, smart home tech, and more (so far)

Black Friday is barreling toward us like a freight train. Thankfully, retailers are kind enough to warn us about many of the deals they intend to run ahead of time, which helps us help you make the best possible holiday shopping decisions. Here, we've rounded up all the best deals we've spotted in advance. For more, be sure to check out our full coverage for each retailer, which we've linked to in this post.

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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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Google Home app now has seamless setup for more smart lights

Configuring smart home devices can be a royal pain, and adding them to Google Assistant can be yet another hurdle. Google streamlined the process with the C by GE smart bulbs, and now that same setup process appears to be live for more smart bulbs, including Philips Hue and Sylvania Smart+. It won't work for all the bulbs sold under those brands, though.

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Midweek deals: Save on Nest Secure, Philips Hue, and more

We've made it halfway through the week, readers. Pats on the back all around. On this final Wednesday of summer, consider the following deals: we've got a sizable discount on Google's Nest Secure home security system, money off color-changing Hue lights, a cheap 4K streamer, and bargain Bluetooth speakers.

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The Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box is a $230 home theater lighting hub for control freaks

When we reviewed the Philips Hue Play light bar earlier this year, we had some ostensible gripes we just couldn’t ignore: a hefty price tag, computer app issues and no native TV or console support. It was a decent product in need of improvement.

Today, Philips is introducing a new television connection hub that aims to solve at least one of these grievances, and they’re calling it the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box

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Philips announces new Hue devices including filament bulbs, a smart plug, and more

For years, Philips seemed content to just refresh its lineup of existing smart bulbs, but it's been getting fancier recently. There are more bulb styles than ever before, and it's finally added Bluetooth to the mix. At IFA, Philips has revealed a raft of new smart lighting products including bulbs, buttons, and its first smart plug.

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Monday deals: Save on JBL's giant Partybox 200 speaker, plus smart home accessories and more

We've made it to the final Monday of August! (There's still technically a few weeks of summer left, don't worry.) Today we've got deals on stuff like Bluetooth speakers (a huge one and a tiny one), a four-pack of Hue bulbs, a cheapo battery pack, and a very affordable smart bathroom scale.

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Monday deals: $50 off Jabra Elite 85h, $30 off Jaybird X4, and more

We've arrived at July's final week, and we've got some great deals to cap the month off right. This week, you'll find a substantial discount on Jabra's excellent new noise-canceling headphones, plus money off the very competent Jaybird X4, Roku Streaming Stick+, and then some.

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[Update: Dev Preview] Google's speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more

For years we've dreamed of the smart home, but when we anticipated it, we didn't really picture a dozen hubs littered all over our house that do nothing but control only one type of device. Sadly, that's the truth we've come to. But Google seems to be taking the first steps to remedy this situation, starting with opening local control of smart devices to all developers and smart home manufacturers.

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Philips introduces new Bluetooth Hue bulbs that work without a hub

Hue products are known for their reliability, ease of use, and integration with third-party solutions. However, they typically require a Zigbee hub to function, which makes a Hue setup quite pricey if you're only looking at buying a couple of bulbs. The competition has long offered lights that connect directly to a Wi-Fi router or your phone over Bluetooth, and Philips is finally giving in by announcing a range of bulbs that don't need a hub to function — even though they can also work with one.

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