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How to create a personal Alexa skill

Use Amazon's new Skill Blueprints to do amazing new things with your Echo device.<p>Amazon's virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter.<p>With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks -- "skills," as Amazon calls them, that are personalized to you …

Automation

Meet a Low-Maintenance, Drought-Resistant Plant Wonder

The hot new trend in planting right now is: grass. Grass? — you may find yourself asking. How could anybody get excited about grass? But that's …

Landscaping

Common Interior Design Mistakes To Avoid

Not everyone has training in interior design but most people decorate their own homes — and everyone makes mistakes. It’s inevitable. You find things …

Home Decorating

62 Great Backyard Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!<p>1 of 62<p>Save These Ideas<p>Save these backyard ideas for later by pinning this image, and follow <i>Country</i> …

Decorations

How to make your home a Smart Home

Your life is about to get a whole lot easier.<p>The smart home is no longer a dream stuck inside a Disney movie. It's real, it's attainable and it's a lot easier to set up than you think. CNET's Guide to Smart Living, launching today, is going to show you exactly how.<p>To do this, we outfitted a home in …

Hacking

SelectTV Offers More Shows and Movies than Netflix at a Fraction of the Cost: 1-yr. $19

Cable subscriptions are ridiculous nowadays, but platforms like Netflix and Hulu don’t always cover your favorite shows. With over 400,000 TV episodes, 100,000 movies and 2,000 live channels, SelectTV by FreeCast should satisfy all your entertainment needs. You can currently get a year of service …

Televisions

15 Real-Life Family Secrets That'll Actually Make Your Jaw Drop

"My aunt poisoned my grandma to get her inheritance."<p>"After my uncle died, we discovered that he had a second wife who he spent most of his time with. <b>Literally no one on either side knew this for over 25 years</b>. He also purchased the same prefab house, same furniture, and same everything for each of …

Crime

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Alfa Romeo

Monty Python's 10 funniest sketches

As a Monty Python treasure-trove arrives on Netflix – including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life of Brian and Monty Python's Flying Circus – it's the perfect moment to look back at 10 of the very best sketches from the masters of surreal comedy.<p>1. The Dead Parrot<p>Arguably the most famous, most …

Comedy

Upgrade your home theater: Yamaha 7.2-Ch. 4K Atmos Receiver $320 (Reg. $500)

Today only, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Huppins (100% positive feedback) via Amazon offers the Yamaha RX-V583BL 7.2-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver for <b>$319.99 shipped</b>. Regularly fetching $500 at retailers like B&H, this is a new Amazon all-time low and the best price available. Features include …

Audiophile

The Craziest Things Long-Haul Truckers Have Seen on the Road

The longest stretch I ever spent on the road in a single trip was 26 hours, pinched into a rear row on a Chinatown bus out of lower Manhattan on the …

Long Haul

Heidi Klum Vacations Topless With Hot New Boyfriend In Cabo San Lucas: See Pics

Woah! Heidi Klum is letting it ALL hang out while on vacation with her boyfriend Tom Kaulitz in Mexico! Wait until you see these topless pics!<p><b>Heidi</b> …

Cabo San Lucas

Walmart is remodeling 500 stores as part of an $11 billion spending plan — here's how stores will change

Walmart is remodeling 500 stores and opening 20 new stores across more than two dozen states as part of an $11 billion spending plan, the company told Business Insider.<p>Shoppers could see the following changes in the remodeled stores: wider aisles, shorter shelving, new signs and flooring, a …

Home Improvement

Control your outdoor lights w/ the WiOn Outdoor Wi-Fi 3-outlet Plug for $30 shipped

Amazon offers the WiOn Outdoor Wi-Fi 3-outlet Plug for <b>$30 shipped</b>. That’s good for $8 off the regular price at retailers like Home Depot, an Amazon all-time low and the best that we’ve seen. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 1,400 reviewers.<p>WiOn Outdoor Wi-Fi 3-outlet Plug features:<p>Control outdoor …

Wi-Fi

Raspberry Pi Gesture Controlled Lights

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking to learning more about creating projects using gesture control may be interested enable lighting gesture control …

Raspberry Pi

WITTI BEDDI Charge alarm clock with night light and 3 USB ports review

WITTI Designs calls the BEDDI Charge “the most convenient USB Alarm Clock” – and they’re exactly right. This is a simple to use clock that doesn’t …

Gear & Gadgets

IFTTT adds channels for IntuiFace, Atmoph, Hubitat, Yalp, Trygve, and Turn Touch

IFTTT, the internet's best solution so far to connect the disparate online services and smart devices we use to each other, keeps on adding support …

Home Automation

What's Home Assistant and why should home automation enthusiasts consider it?

Did you ever wish that Alexa or Google Assistant was able to let you have a smart home instead of just a bunch of smart things? It would be awesome …

Home Automation

Philips Hue Outdoor Range: The Philips Hue Lily, Calla, and Inara, Lucca and Ludere

Philips has always offered its consumers spectacular deals that have lasted for numerous years. One of its famous home lighting systems is the …

Home Automation

The Best Blackout Shades

To find the best blackout shade, we spent 25 hours on research, interviewed five industry experts, and tested 12 models. The Select Blinds Signature …

Home Improvement

Inside the Smart Homes of 7 Philly Businesspeople

From cooking aids to high-tech lightbulbs, these are the tech devices they rely on to make life much easier at home.<p>By ·<p>Top L to R: Kuna security …

Smart Homes

Adjust these Facebook privacy settings to protect your personal data | ZDNet

​Facebook knows a lot about you<p>Facebook knows a lot about you. And so do the third-party app makers and partners in the social network's …

Apps

The popular device that lets you control your garage door with your phone just got a price cut

Just about anything in your house can be made “smart” these days, and that goes for your garage door too. The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door …

Home Automation

First foldable phones predicted to hit market this year, ahead of Apple’s rumored plans

Tech commentators are predicting that the first smartphones with foldable displays will hit the market by the end of the year.<p>Samsung, Huawei, LG, Oppo, Lenovo and ZTE all have patents relating to foldable phones, in addition to Apple …<p>As we know from countless Apple patent filings, they are a very …

Mobile

Do you need a smart home hub?

When life gets chaotic, it can be convenient to have all your smart home devices operating on the same wavelength. Achieving this sort of harmony sometimes requires a hub to consolidate the myriad gadgets in your house. But not everyone needs a dedicated smart hub to make their setup run smoothly. …

Smart Homes

Will Amazon Get Into The Construction Business?

Amazon seems to be everywhere, from groceries to books to clothes and shoes. Its two-day shipping means customers turn to Amazon for nearly everything they could ever need delivered straight to their homes. Additionally, Amazon now offers free in-home consulting on how to create a smart home. Many …

Smart Homes

Amazon now lets you broadcast messages between Echo speakers

Amazon just brought one of Google Home's more useful features to the Echo.<p>The company introduced Alexa Announcements, a feature that effectively …

Smart Homes

Watch your lawn mower cut your grass – while you sit on your front porch sipping a beer

When it comes to robot lawnmowers, the United States is behind several other countries including Germany, Sweden, and England. That could be because …

Smart Homes

Bosch Connected Wi-Fi Thermostat has a color display, more: $101 (Reg. $170)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Bosch Connected Wi-Fi Thermostat for <b>$101 shipped</b> when promo code <b>69BCC100</b> is applied through this landing page. …

Wi-Fi

Take outdoor movie night to the next level this summer w/ this 92″ screen for $99 shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today only, Woot is offering the Camp Chef 92-Inch Portable Outdoor Movie Screen (OS92L) for <b>$98.99 with free shipping</b> for Amazon …

Consumer Tech