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Trade your dumb vacuum cleaner for a Eufy RoboVac 15C, on sale for $170 (down from $250)

In the last decade, technology has changed daily life so much it's funny to reflect on the way things used to be. Remember printing out directions on MapQuest and trying to read them while cruising down the freeway? These days, you don't even have to vacuum your own home, and if you still do, you might want to jump on this Eufy RoboVac 15C, on sale now for $170 (down from $250).

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Scrypted is like Tasker for home automation, integrates with Google Home, Alexa, and HomeKit

There are a plethora of different home automation platforms like SmartThings, HomeKit, Wink, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and many more. Some of them play together nicely, but once you're mixing and matching, you're going to end up with a bunch of apps and hubs to control all of your devices, and some features just won't work with the provided software. Koushik Dutta (or Koush), the developer of beloved tools like ClockworkMod, has run into these limitations. To overcome his issues, he simply created a smart home hub himself that allows users and developers to script their own actions to interconnect their devices, similar to Tasker.

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