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How to set up multiroom playback across all of your Alexa deviceseach of your devices after the room in which they're located. Here, I changed "
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each of your devices after the room in which they're located. Here, I changed "Ry's Echo" to "Living Room." Screenshots by Ry Crist/CNET You might want to rename your devices One of the side benefits of multiroom audio support is that you can use... Read more
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These cheap new Zigbee smart bulbs from Sylvania look promisingheck is Zigbee? Enlarge Image Sylvania's Zigbee bulbs will connect with a wid
CNET / Posted 6 days ago
heck is Zigbee? Enlarge Image Sylvania's Zigbee bulbs will connect with a wide number of Zigbee-compatible control hubs. Ry Crist/CNET The idea is that you'll screw the Sylvania Smart Plus bulb in and turn it on, then connect it with a hub like... Read more
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Amazon's Alexa can recognize your voicestarted, you'll need to head to the setting section of the Alexa app to train h
CNET / Posted 8 days ago
started, you'll need to head to the setting section of the Alexa app to train her to recognize your voice. Screenshot by Ry Crist/CNET It's the latest development in the back-and-forth battle between Alexa and the Google Assistant, each one... Read more
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Philips' new WarmGlow LEDs are incandescent look-alikesshadows. A standard LED (right) would be a much better choice if you're just go
CNET / Posted 9 days ago
shadows. A standard LED (right) would be a much better choice if you're just going to use it under a lampshade. Ry Crist/CNET Maybe that's supposed to be part of the old-fashioned effect, but to me, it makes for an unpleasant spread of... Read more
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LG Styler review: LG's at-home clothes steamer blows smokecourse, perceived value can vary a lot from person to person -- one look at the
CNET / Posted 14 days ago
course, perceived value can vary a lot from person to person -- one look at the debate between me and my colleague Ry Crist about the merits (or lack thereof) of sous vide cooking proves that. Occasionally, though, you come across an... Read more
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How to preorder Amazon's new Echo deviceswhile oak, silver and walnut finishes will cost $120. If you buy three, Amazon
CNET / Posted 22 days ago
while oak, silver and walnut finishes will cost $120. If you buy three, Amazon will give you $50 off your order.Echo Plus Ry Crist/CNET If you're still a fan of the original Echo, fear not. Amazon didn't do away with it. Instead, it renamed it... Read more
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Amazon centers the smart home in the Amazon Echo Plusever-growing list of skills. The new Echo is on the left. The smart home centr
CNET / Posted 22 days ago
ever-growing list of skills. The new Echo is on the left. The smart home centric Amazon Echo Plus is on the right. Ry Crist/CNET You can preorder the Echo Plus starting today for $150 or £140 (the US price converts to roughly AU$190). Your... Read more
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Meet Amazon's new Echo devicesLimp, Amazon's head of devices, showing off Echo Buttons at an event in Seattle
CNET / Posted 22 days ago
Limp, Amazon's head of devices, showing off Echo Buttons at an event in Seattle hosted at the company's Day 1 headquarters. Ry Crist/CNET The lead-up to Wednesday's announcement saw a flurry of rumors about potential Amazon devices. For weeks,... Read more
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How to craft your own custom voice commands for Amazon Echo's Alexaof this on your phone or tablet, you can do so by downloading the free IFTTT ap
CNET / Posted 27 days ago
of this on your phone or tablet, you can do so by downloading the free IFTTT app for Android and iOS devices. Screenshot by Ry Crist/CNET 3. Create your recipe. Now, it's time to start crafting. Click "My Recipes" on the IFTTT homepage, then click... Read more
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Liftmaster links MyQ Garage with Google and IFTTT, but not for freefrom any of them. Enlarge Image An example of some of the IFTTT applets you c
CNET / Posted 27 days ago
from any of them. Enlarge Image An example of some of the IFTTT applets you can turn on with MyQ Garage. Screenshot by Ry Crist/CNET Short for "if this, then that," IFTTT acts as an online middle-man between supported products and services.... Read more
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Lifx gets an IFTTT upgradeget started with Philips Hue. At 10.4 ounces, the Lifx is much bigger and heav
CNET / Posted 28 days ago
get started with Philips Hue. At 10.4 ounces, the Lifx is much bigger and heavier than the Philips Hue or Tabu Lumen LEDs. Ry Crist/CNET Design and usability The Lifx eschews the traditional, rounded bulb design in favor of a flat-top approach.... Read more
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Damn it, I kind of love GE's stupid Alexa lampbed. Enlarge Image The Sol has a pleasant quality of light, but it's not near
CNET / Posted a month ago
bed. Enlarge Image The Sol has a pleasant quality of light, but it's not nearly as bright as a 60W incandescent (right). Ry Crist/CNET Reading under it might be a different story, though, because the Sol isn't as bright as most lamps. GE doesn't... Read more
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Damn it, I kind of love GE's stupid Alexa lampcommands, you can control the Sol in the C by GE app, as well as schedule it to
CNET / Posted a month ago
commands, you can control the Sol in the C by GE app, as well as schedule it to wake you up in the morning. Screenshots by Ry Crist/CNET The first one of those skills you should enable is the "CbyGE" skill, because you'll need it in order to... Read more
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