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Ecobee rumored to be launching a smart home camera
company seems to still be competing with Nest. How to clean your air fryer
your air fryer back to looking like new again with these steps. Arlo’s smart doorbell doesn’t have a security camera
This connected buzzer has two-way audio, but you’ll need a separate Arlo cam to actually see who’s at your door. GE’s stress tests puts refrigerators through the wringer
Stepping inside GE’s R&D facility gave me a glimpse of the bizarre
world of appliance testing Security cameras with facial recognition tech inside
Take a look at some of the
home security cameras that scan faces and tell you who’s there. Apple slices HomePod price to $299
company has dropped $50 off the price of the smart speaker. 13 laundry organization tips you need to try
These tips will keep
your laundry room tidy and make laundry day easier. Tenants worry smart-home tech could be abused by landlords
Worst case, landlords could use smart locks to track and harass residents. And what if you just want a key? Amazon, Google, AI and us: Are we too close for comfort?
Beyond facial recognition, we’re giving smart devices and platforms our intimate biometric details.
Arlo Audio Doorbell review: Audio-only smart doorbell is a bit too simple
The $80 Audio Doorbell seems like a great deal at first glance, but you’ll need a separate Arlo camera to stream live video.
Get John Legend to sing to you as your new Google Assistant voice
It’s easy to get famous crooner John Legend to talk to you if you’re using Assistant.
Gigantic, artsy LED light bulbs join the GE lineup
GE’s newest LED light bulbs are as big as
your head and built to stand out. Google Assistant launches first celebrity cameo with John Legend
The voice of the singer and songwriter will respond to a variety of questions through the Google
Home and other Google Assistant devices. Walmart will let you shop for groceries using Google Assistant
The service can also adapt to
your shopping habits. Sleeping with Somnox: Tossing and turning with this robot pillow
I spent a few nights curled up with
this kidney-shaped breathing bot. Here are my thoughts so far. Wyze Cam’s new friend: The $20 Wyze Sense security kit
Already have a Wyze Cam? Expand it with these crazy-inexpensive contact and motion sensors.
Facial recognition raises real ethical questions
Commentary: Capturing biometric data is questionable and largely unregulated. We should think twice before adding it to our smart
homes. SimpliSafe home security launches in the UK
The popular DIY
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