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Nest thermostats are down to $160 if you hurry

Everyone knows that when it comes to smart thermostats, there’s Nest and then there’s everything else. So why doesn’t everyone just buy a Nest? Simple: they’re really expensive. That’s why today is the perfect day to upgrade, since Amazon came from out of nowhere and decided to offer deep discounts on both Nest thermostat models. The $200 Nest Thermostat E that everyone loves so much is on sale for $159.99 today, a $40 discount. It’s the same as the pricier model in terms of features, but it doesn’t have the pricey stainless steel case or the OLED display. If you want that, you’ll have to pay $250 for the Nest Learning Thermostat… [...]

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Google announces scheduled actions for Assistant, plus a handful of other new features

As part of its CES announcements, Google is taking the wraps off a bunch of new and upcoming Assistant functionality, like the ability to schedule actions, a new “Read It” command that dictates text content like news in a more natural voice, plus new Smart Display features like sticky notes and speed dial. While much of it won’t land until a nebulous date “later this year,” it gives us a peek at what to expect from the Assistant in 2020, and a reference for when Google re-announces half of it as new later once it’s been in silent public testing for a couple months. Read More

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Arlo announces the Pro 3 Floodlight camera, coming this spring for $250

Netgear spinoff Arlo has produced security cameras, smart floodlights, and even some cameras with tiny lights of their own. Now, there’s a floodlight with a built-in camera. The new Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight has all the features of the recently released Pro 3 but adds a giant LED array to illuminate the camera’s field-of-view.

This camera supports video resolutions up to 2K (2560×1440) with a 160-degree field-of-view. You can configure the LED floodlight to activate on movement or manually. Read More

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Nanoleaf unveils a smart light that’s actually smart

Nanoleaf Learning Series ditches complicated setups and automates the process.

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