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Why Amazon's Voice-Activated Speaker 'Echo' Isn't Worth Your Time or Money
Amazon Echo

Why Amazon's Voice-Activated Speaker 'Echo' Isn't Worth Your Time or Money

The device officially goes on sale to the masses today. And... yawn.
Jason Fell
Samsung Announces Artik, a New Platform to Advance Its Open 'Internet of Things' Plan
Internet of Things

Samsung Announces Artik, a New Platform to Advance Its Open 'Internet of Things' Plan

The tech giant says its new chips will be able to help entrepreneurs create IoT devices much faster than they would be able to do on their own.
Emily Price
This Gadget Makes Your Entire Kitchen 'Smart'
Far Out Tech

This Gadget Makes Your Entire Kitchen 'Smart'

Orange Chef's new 'Countertop' device not only makes suggestions about what you should eat, it can help you prepare meals as well.
Emily Price
IBM Says It Will Invest $3 Billion in 'Internet of Things' Unit
Internet of Things

IBM Says It Will Invest $3 Billion in 'Internet of Things' Unit

The goal is to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data.
Your Next Family Member May Be ... A Robot
Robots

Your Next Family Member May Be ... A Robot

Robots are about to get a lot more personal.
Cadie Thompson
Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores
Security

Crowdfunded Smart Home Device Canary Lands at Big-Name Stores

Canary has officially completed the journey from crowdfunding platform to mainstream retailers.
Carly Okyle
Tim Cook Reveals the Sectors Apple Wants to Conquer Next
Expansion

Tim Cook Reveals the Sectors Apple Wants to Conquer Next

Looking to the future, Cook says that work within the health-care sector may be one of Apple's biggest opportunities of all.
Geoff Weiss
Watch What You Say Around Your TV, Samsung Warns
Smart devices

Watch What You Say Around Your TV, Samsung Warns

To be fair, the company -- and George Orwell -- did warn us.
Carly Okyle
4 Great Gadgets to Help Protect Your Home Office
Security

4 Great Gadgets to Help Protect Your Home Office

To keep your expensive work equipment out of the hands of burglars, try these affordable, DIY security options.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
GE Reveals a Fridge That Serves Up Piping Hot Coffee
Coffee

GE Reveals a Fridge That Serves Up Piping Hot Coffee

Forget getting ice from your fridge. Check out this video of a refrigerator that uses Keurig K-cups to deliver your caffeine fix.
Kate Taylor
Shiny New Gadgets to Smart Homes and Beyond: A CES 2015 Preview
CES 2015

Shiny New Gadgets to Smart Homes and Beyond: A CES 2015 Preview

Gadgets and devices are great but this year's focus is going to be more on the why rather than the what.
Jason Fell
Lighting That Adjusts as You Watch TV? It's Happening.
Smart Home

Lighting That Adjusts as You Watch TV? It's Happening.

The SyFy channel has teamed up with Philips Hue light bulbs to offer TV watchers a more immersive experience that involves changing the color and brightness of the lights in their living rooms.
Carly Okyle
10 Gadgets That Make Awesome Holiday Gifts
Gadgets

10 Gadgets That Make Awesome Holiday Gifts

Not sure what tech gifts to buy for the holidays? No worries. We have you covered.
Emily Price
The 7 Most Useful Smart Home Devices
Smart Home

The 7 Most Useful Smart Home Devices

In the home of the future, refrigerators tweet and coffee pots let you know when grandma missed her morning cup. But people willing to pay a price can already live in this sci-fi reality.
Shalene Gupta