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Amazon Smart Plug vs Currant: Which is the best?

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All smart plugs have the same primary purpose: transforming plug-in electronics into remote-controlled devices. However, that doesn't mean all smart plugs are the same. How well they perform can make a big difference as to how useful they are in your daily life. We're comparing the wildly popular Amazon Smart Plug against our favorite smart plug on the market, the Currant WiFi Smart Outlet to see how they stack up in a number of categories. Read on to find out which smart plug is right for you.

Add a smart touch to any room with our favorite affordable smart bulb

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. Smart home technology can be a little intimidating if you don't consider yourself tech-savvy. Believe me, when I first moved in with my boyfriend and had to learn how to live in a partly smart home, I was nervous and spent the first few weeks asking him to change the lights for me. Now, though, I can navigate my smart home apps like a semi-pro, and my absolute favorite thing is being able to control my lights without getting up.

This Alexa-compatible smart plug is at its lowest price ever

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The Wemo mini smart plug is at its lowest price ever (Photo: If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Today is a great day to smarten up your home with Wemo's mini smart plug. It only covers one outlet on your wall and is cheaper than its full-size predecessor.

Netflix is dropping support for older Samsung smart TVs in December


If you have an older Samsung or Vizio smart TV, you may have noticed a message from Netflix pop up on your screen. This week, Netflix began notifying customers that it will no longer support Samsung smart TVs, circa 2010 and 2011, or Vizio smart TV more than four years old. The changes go into effect December 2nd. The news isn't too surprising -- Netflix cannot support all hardware indefinitely -- but it is still a bummer. Samsung confirmed the change in a troubleshooting page, and Cord Cutters first reported that older Vizio and Roku devices will lose support.

Here's where to snag a 75-inch Samsung TV for less than $850


If you've been contemplating replacing your old, non-4K TV for a few months now, there's no reason to wait until the holidays to do it. Prime Day has been pushed to at least October and the Black Friday plan that you're used to will have to be completely redrawn. Taking advantage of TV sales now (like Best Buy's anniversary sale) means that's one less thing you'll have to battle people on the internet for. And there's stuff on TV that you just can't miss: If live NFL and NBA games continue as planned, those games might be the highlight of your week -- and you'll be thankful to have HDR10 clarity that actually shows you where the ball is. Plus, you'll need a huge TV if you're going to have a properly-distanced debate watching party.