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wi-fi assistant

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New devices run on Wi-Fi signals alone

Engineers at University of Washington are working on a new type of tech called "Wi-Fi backscatter" that only needs a signal from a router to power up and communicate.

By August 7, 2014

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New software can boost battery life for Wi-Fi devices

Designed by a grad student at Duke University, the program would preserve battery life by helping mobile devices better share the available Wi-Fi bandwidth.

By July 7, 2011

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Three plant sensors want to be your garden assistant

From monitoring your plant's conditions to offering care advice and updates, these three plant sensors boast a variety of features to help you turn your thumb green.

By June 11, 2014

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Get started with your brand new iOS device

Sparkly new gadgets are abound this holiday season. Instead of sitting alone in fear of messing something up, let us help you get started with that new iPhone or iPad.

By December 26, 2014

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How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By December 16, 2014

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Voice control comes to the forefront of the smart home

These voice control devices prove that there's more to the smart home than your phone or tablet.

By December 1, 2014

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Ivee Sleek voice-activated home assistant joins forces with Lowe's Iris and Staples Connect

Ivee Sleek is a voice-activated assistant that can answer questions, respond to commands, and connect to a ton of other smart home devices.

By January 9, 2014

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Does iOS 8 make sense as a smart home platform?

Apple's new iOS is built to control the connected home. How does it stack up against other would-be smart home platforms?

By September 9, 2014

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Google's Megan Smith named new US technology chief

Smith, a former vice president at Google X, is heading to Washington to help the Obama administration navigate the terrain at the intersection of tech and government.

By September 4, 2014

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Honeywell gives its Tuxedo Touch controller a voice

Honeywell extends voice controls to its Tuxedo Touch dealer-installed home automation kit.

By August 20, 2014