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Turn your Amazon Echo Show into a security camera. Here's how

Turn your Amazon Echo Show into a security camera. Here's how

A new Alexa setting recently appeared for some Echo Show smart displays that makes them behave more like traditional security cameras. Read this guide to learn how to set it up.

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Review: Amazon's Smart Soap Dispenser encourages good (and fun) hand hygiene

Review: Amazon's Smart Soap Dispenser encourages good (and fun) hand hygiene

The motion-activated dispenser plays 20 seconds of tunes while you wash to keep things CDC-compliant.

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'I'm having trouble understanding right now.' 5 pesky Amazon Alexa problems solved

'I'm having trouble understanding right now.' 5 pesky Amazon Alexa problems solved

Don't restart your Amazon Echo quite yet. Try these troubleshooting tips first.

Lenovo's nifty Google-powered Smart Clock is back down to $35

Lenovo's nifty Google-powered Smart Clock is back down to $35

This winning bedside companion makes a great holiday gift.

Score an Echo Dot and smart bulb for $25, an Echo Show 8 for $70 and more on Amazon today

Score an Echo Dot and smart bulb for $25, an Echo Show 8 for $70 and more on Amazon today

Amazon tucked a couple of nice discounts on Alexa devices into today's Epic Daily Deals -- here's what's on sale from the Echo lineup.

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Best Alexa devices to buy in 2021
Best Alexa devices to buy in 2021

The best Alexa devices of 2021

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Best smart home devices of 2021
Best smart home devices of 2021

Best smart home devices of 2021

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Best smart displays of 2021
Best smart displays of 2021

Best smart displays of 2021

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Best smart plugs to buy in 2021
Best smart plugs to buy in 2021

Best smart plugs to buy in 2021

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Which smart home gadget should you buy first?
Which smart home gadget should you buy first?

Which smart home gadget should you buy first?

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4 outdoor smart plugs to bring your backyard online
4 outdoor smart plugs to bring your backyard online

4 outdoor smart plugs to bring your backyard online

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Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced during the fall
Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced during the fall

Luna, a Ring camera drone, new Alexa features: Everything Amazon announced during the fall

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Best smart home gifts of 2021
Best smart home gifts of 2021

The best smart home gifts of 2020

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Best kitchen tools for weight loss management during coronavirus
Best kitchen tools for weight loss management during coronavirus

Best kitchen tools for weight loss management during coronavirus

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Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google
Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google

Best smart home products for 2021 that aren't made by Amazon or Google

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The best rubs you can buy for grilled steak, chicken, pork and fish
The best rubs you can buy for grilled steak, chicken, pork and fish

The best rubs you can buy for grilled steak, chicken, pork and fish

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The best smart home gifts of 2019: Nest Mini, Echo Show 8, Botvac D7
The best smart home gifts of 2019: Nest Mini, Echo Show 8, Botvac D7

Nest Mini, Echo Show 8 and other excellent smart home gifts for 2019

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America is running out of frozen pizza. Here's where you can order some
America is running out of frozen pizza. Here's where you can order some

America is running out of frozen pizza. Here's where you can order some

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The best indoor garden for every type of gardener in 2021
The best indoor garden for every type of gardener in 2021

The best indoor garden for every type of gardener in 2021

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