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How Apple’s wearable tech could and should help your health

Apple talked about many things at its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, but one that got relatively short shrift was the Apple Watch. Now more than two years in, the Watch has undergone a major transition from the product that was first announced, focusing in on specific uses like notifications, health, and fitness.

But some, myself included, had expected to see a bigger push on the health front in watchOS 4. A new marquee feature like sleep tracking, perhaps. Or a glucose monitor. (Apple mentioned that watchOS 4 will now work with external glucose monitors, but if it’s working on such tech itself, it’s not ready for prime time yet.)

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August’s Smart Lock with HomeKit & Alexa support is back to its lowest price of the year

Our friends at Thrifter are back with a sweet deal on a HomeKit-compatible smart lock for a great price!

Newegg is offering the second-generation August Smart Lock with HomeKit and Alexa compatibility for $179.99 with code EMCRGBF62, which is a match of the lowest price we've seen this year. Nearly every other retailer has it priced at $230, though Amazon has the silver version for just $187.38. Outside of Black Friday last year, today's deal is the best we've ever tracked for this nifty smart home component.

With features like auto-lock, temporary virtual keys and remote access (requires August Connect) the August Smart Lock adds a serious level of security as well as convenience to your home.

HomeKit and Alexa compatibility means you'll be able to unlock your front door using a voice command (welcome to the future)! It is one of our favorites, and 826 Amazon reviewers rate it 3.6 out of 5 stars.

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AAPL drops in wake of broader tech selloff, claims of throttled ‘iPhone 8’

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Apple shares are down over $10 since Friday, reportedly part of a broader selloff of U.S. technology stocks, but also reflecting concerns over upcoming iPhones using slower cellular modems than their rivals.

Speed up your home Wi-Fi with discounts on select TP-Link gear today only

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time helping you make your Wi-Fi faster for less!

If you've been looking for some new networking gear, you'll want to check out Amazon's Deal of the Day which discounts a variety of TP-Link's products. From gigabit Ethernet switches to network extenders and Wi-Fi routers to cable modems, there is a deal here for just about everyone.

With these prices, today is a great day to stop renting your existing modem from your ISP. Most cable companies charge around $10 per month to rent the modem from them, and today you can have your own for as little as $70 (which means it pays for itself in just 7 months!).

Some of the best deals include:

Be sure to check out the full list of products that are on sale as well to see if any of the others will work for you.

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Modern Dad does basic storm tech

High-tech gadgets can be lifesavers when severe weather hits, but don't count out some low-tech options, too.

We've reached that part of the year in which those of us who live in storm-prone areas start to take stock and make sure we're ready for the worst. Maybe (fingers crossed) that'll mean nothing more than a temporary power outage. Maybe it'll be something more serious.

In any event, we've got more tech today than we've ever had, helping us prepare, ride out, and then recover from a storm.

Batteries are more prevalent than ever, of course. The Anker PowerHouse is crazy big (and not cheap because of it), but I've also been having fun with their $60 solar charger. Because for as great as external batteries are, they still need to be recharged at some point.

But the most important thing after a storm? A low-tech $10 sun shower. Trust me on this.

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