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Seasonal Savings coming to all Nest thermostats to help save on energy bills

Seasonal Savings coming to all Nest thermostats to help save on energy bills

The arrival of the smart home has made everything from switching off lights to turning on the coffee maker easier than ever, but there are some problems that take extra smarts to solve. For Nest smart thermostats, that extra help comes in the form of the company's Seasonal Savings program, a feature designed to helps to save on energy costs. Previously restricted to users with specific utility providers, it's now starting rolling out to all Nest thermostats.

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Get two Amazon Echo Flex smart speakers for just $35 ($5 off) at Amazon for a limited time

Get two Amazon Echo Flex smart speakers for just $35 ($5 off) at Amazon for a limited time

Amazon's tiny Echo Flex smart speakers are great because they can fit into areas where even the compact Echo Dot can't. That's because the Echo Flex simply plugs into any open wall outlets without blocking the other. After dropping the price from $25 to $20, Amazon is further sweetening the deal by selling two Echo Flex speakers for just $35 ($5 off) with a limited-use coupon.

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[Deal Alert] Woot has the 8- and 16-zone Rachio 2nd gen smart sprinkler controllers for $150/$180 ($50/$80 off)

[Deal Alert] Woot has the 8- and 16-zone Rachio 2nd gen smart sprinkler controllers for $150/$180 ($50/$80 off)

The smarthome has a whole encompasses a great many elements. One of the ones often forgotten in our love of light bulbs, outlets, and cameras is the sprinkler control system. For those of you that this might appeal to, you should check out the deal that Woot is running on the Rachio 2nd generation 8- and 16-zone controllers; the former is $149.99 and the latter is $179.99, which means that the savings are $50 and $80, respectively.

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Plex gets Alexa support for the ultimate home theater experience

Plex gets Alexa support for the ultimate home theater experience

Plex is simply awesome. I have been using the media server in some form or another for years and the Lifetime Pass sales are always extremely tempting. So when the service gets a new feature or addition, I pay attention. In this case, Amazon's personal assistant and Plex are coming together via a new Alexa skill.

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