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By Garrick Chow | Friday, January 9, 2015

CES 2015: 'Smart' Thermometers, Keyless Locks, and More

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Although the vast and thronged expo floors of CES 2015 are brimming with a breathtaking array of electronic devices and gadgets, the majority have one thing in common: the ability to communicate with smartphones.

Integration with smartphones is something we consumers have come to expect and even demand from our electronic products. Nearly every pitch you hear at CES, whether it’s for a fitness tracking device, a camera, or a washer and dryer, follows the script of, “This product can do x, y, and z—and of course you can control it from your iOS or Android device.”

And if there’s one thing made obvious by spending a week at CES, it’s that there are a lot of things you can do when you pair your phone with the right device.

By Jess Stratton | Thursday, January 8, 2015

CES 2015: Using Your Phone to Make a 'Smart' House

Here's what's hot at CES 2015

I’m at CES 2015 with fellow lynda.com staff authors Nick Brazzi and Garrick Chow. Every year thousands of consumers head to the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to see what technologies vendors have been working on and what we can expect to see in the upcoming year.

Yesterday, Nick told you about his favorite stops on the show floor; now it’s my turn! If you’ve watched the lynda.com Home Techonomics series, you know that my passions lie with home automation—and I’m seeing some cool home tech tools at this show.

By Scott Fegette | Thursday, November 6, 2014

6 Truly Useful Gadget Gifts for the Tech-Savvy

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If you’re considering holiday presents for your techie friends and relatives—or hoping to score some fun new gadget gifts yourself—you should know about these six cool tech toys that make life just a little smoother, hipper, and more high-tech.

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