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Sonos IFTTT recipes let your smart home control your music
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Last month, Sonos promised to open up its API to third-party companies, and it's off to a great start by partnering with IFTTT. IFTTT lets you automate smart home devices like door locks, thermostats and lights, which opens up some interesting possib…

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South Korean home cleaning startup Miso sweeps up $8 million Series A
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South Korean home cleaning service Miso wants to leave its competition in the dust after raising an $8 million Series A. Led by AddVenture, with participation from returning investors Y Combinator, FundersClub and Strong Ventures, and new backer Social Capital, the funding will be used on marketing and entering new Asian countries. The Y Combinator […]

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Sea Level Rise Already Causing Billions in Home Value To Disappear
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Sea level rise may seem like a far-off threat, but a growing number of new studies, including one out this week, shows that real estate markets have already started responding to increased flooding risks by reducing prices of vulnerable homes. From a report: According to a new report by the nonprofit First Street Foundation, housing […]

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French secret service intercepts drone near president’s summer home
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This week, the French secret service (Groupe de sécurité de la présidence de la République, or GSPR) took down a drone that was flying in the airspace above Fort de Brégançon. This spot on the French Riviera…

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Iconic Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Wakes Up, Phones Home
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Kepler, which has discovered about 70 percent of the 3,800 known exoplanets to date, woke up from a four-week hibernation yesterday and has begun beaming data home, just as planned, NASA officials announced today. From a report: Kepler had been sleeping in an attempt to save thruster fuel, which is running very low. Mission team […]

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Bugs In Samsung IoT Hub Leave Smart Home Open To Attack
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secwatcher writes from a report via Threatpost: Cisco Talos researchers found flaws located in Samsung’s centralized controller, a component that connects to an array of IoT devices around the house — from light bulbs, thermostats, and cameras. SmartThings Hub is one of several DIY home networking devices designed to allow homeowners to remotely manage and […]

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Nest CEO steps down as the company joins Google's home division
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According to CNET, Nest has announced today that Marwan Fawaz will no longer be its CEO. As part of his departure, Nest will now be folded into Google's home and living room products team. In a joint interview with Fawaz, Rishi Chandra, vice presiden…

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Best Amazon Prime Day 2018 deals: TVs and home video     – CNET
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Come back at noon PT, 3 p.m. ET for a list of top deals.

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How Smart Should a Home Be?
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One of the loudest buzzes in the Internet of Things is around smart homes. Vendors have rushed to connect everything imaginable within a house, including lights, appliances, entertainment systems, windows, shades, door locks, ceiling fans, faucets, smoke detectors, security systems, furniture — basically anything with a battery or power cord now can be connected, and […]

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