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CES 2018: Best of CES 2018

Another CES is in the books, and our team has settled uncomfortably back into regular office life with gloomy, snowy, 26° weather outside our windows. As we think back fondly on the hectic week we spent in Las Vegas, here are some thoughts on what made its mark at CES this year. Smart Everything Smart technology is nothing new. But if there was one overwhelming trend at CES 2018, it was the…

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CES 2018: LG Smart Kitchen Products

In addition to the laundry room, LG is also bringing smart solutions to your kitchen. You may not think there are many ways to make your fridge “smarter,” but then you might be surprised. LG’s Smart InstaView ThinQ refrigerator packs a wealth of technology into the icebox to make it a veritable kitchen assistant, bringing new levels of convenience to your kitchen. The first thing you’ll notice is the 29-inch touchscreen panel…

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CES 2018: LG ThinQ Laundry Products

We generally think of CES as a place to see the hottest upcoming electronics and gadgets (it is called the Consumer Electronics Show, after all), but it’s also the stage for brands to display their latest innovations in appliances. As the lines between appliances and high-tech electronics blur, it’s natural for us to encounter more products that are a bit of both, like LG’s ThinQ laundry products. ThinQ is LG’s smart technology, connecting…

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CES 2018: Shape Your Health with Samsung Smart Tech

In recent years, we’ve witnessed the debut and meteoric growth of smart technology embedded into all manner of products, and seen the surprising ways the technology can shape our lives. We’ve encountered it in the kitchen—from smart refrigerators to smart ovens—and in the fitness industry, where activity trackers have been a runaway hit. Individually, these products help you keep track of the food you eat or your movement levels, but often leave…

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CES 2018: Samsung Bixby Smart Assistant

Late last year, Samsung threw their hat into the smart assistant ring with the release of Bixby, their version of a digital voice assistant. Like other smart assistants, Bixby responds to voice commands to control apps on your phone, set reminders, or fetch you information. And, of course, Bixby puts the entire Internet of Things at your fingertips, letting you control all of your smart devices, whether from Samsung or another brand.…

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Invest in Nest, Get a Free Google Home Mini

Make 2018 the year you embrace the smart home. With new refinements to connected technology coming nearly daily, it’s never been easier—or cheaper—to add smart functionality to your home. A connected home is safer, more convenient, and more efficient than an unconnected one. One of the brands that led the charge in the smart home revolution was Nest, and their eponymous thermostat quickly became one of the most popular connected devices ever.…

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Eero Introduces New, More Powerful WiFi System

Early last year, a savvy startup set out to solve a problem that plagued households across the country: home wireless networks with poor coverage. The average users expects WiFi in all areas of their home, and why wouldn’t they? We’ve all got a multitude of devices that require an internet connection: the laptop in the bedroom, the smart TV in the den, and the smartphone everywhere in between, from the front door…

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