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Samsung buys SmartThings to become a smart home hub

Samsung gears up for the upcoming smart home wars, Intel creates heartbeat sensing earbuds, and Barnes & Noble teases the next Nook.

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Samsung has its eyes on your home of tomorrow. In this CNET Update roundup, learn about SmartThings , which Samsung just acquired to have an edge in the smart home battleground.

It's not just home appliances that can track us in new ways. Intel worked with SMS Audio to create BioSport In-Ear Headphones, which that can track your heart rate using optical sensors. And watch to see how Barnes & Noble teases the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook with the help of Grumpy Cat.

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