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Panasonic’s smart microwave works with Alexa

Panasonic's NN-SV79MS smart microwave oven lets you use Alexa voice commands to get cooking and reheating started in the kitchen.
2 days ago
Panasonic microwave that works with Alexa.

Ecobee’s new thermostats include an air quality monitor

Ecobee has unveiled two new thermostats with a radar sensor and air quality monitor to help keep temperatures lower this summer.
4 days ago
Ecobee thermostat mounted on a wall.

Bluetooth hack compromises Teslas, digital locks, and more

Security researchers have found a way to circumvent digital locks and security systems that rely on Bluetooth fobs and smartphones for authentication.
4 days ago
Tesla Model 3 keycard.

EcoFlow’s Wave portable AC arrives just in time for summer

The new EcoFlow Wave is a portable AC unit that works both indoors and outside, just in time for summer.
May 12, 2022
A camper uses an EcoFlow Wave with solar panel outdoors.

Everything announced at Google I/O 2022: Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch, search enhancements and more!

Google's annual tech conference has begun. Here's a rundown of everything announced.
May 11, 2022
A phone running Android 13.

The ‘Look and Talk’ feature means you don’t have to say ‘Hey Google’

Updates to Google Assistant make interacting with the device easier and more streamlined than ever before.
May 11, 2022
Google assistant, displaying own photos.

Report: Sonos Voice could launch as early as June 2022

The rumored voice assistant from Sonos now has a reported launch date of June 1, 2022.
May 4, 2022
girl holding up sonos roam

Amazon might be using Alexa to send you targeted ads

In a recently published report, Amazon is claimed to have used Alexa to serve targeted ads.
May 3, 2022
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The Wyze Room Sensor can help automatically balance your home’s climate

Up to six Wyze Room Sensors can connect to your Wyze Thermostat to help provide a consistent temperature throughout your entire home.
May 3, 2022
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Nanoleaf and Secretlab team on a new smart light strip

Nanoleaf and Secretlab partner together to create the MAGRGB light strip specifically for the Magnus metal desk.
April 29, 2022
A top down look of the MAGNUS desk with the MAGRGB lit, also showing a monitor and Nanoleaf shape panels.

Alexa can now tell you when a package is delivered

Thanks to a new update, Amazon Alexa can detect the presence of a person or a package through compatible cameras or video doorbells.
April 29, 2022
Senior citizen using Alexa to stay connected

Home Depot’s new Hubspace-compatible items include smart plug

Home Depot releases several new products to its Hubspace smart home line, including a true smart plug.
April 27, 2022
A woman sitting on her couch looking at the Hubspace app on her phone.

Wyze Garage Door Controller tells you when you left it open

The Wyze Cam v3 Garage Door Controller lets you control and view your garage door remotely using a smartphone app. The bundle is now available for just $40.
April 27, 2022
Wyze Garage Cam looking at closed garage door.

Cura can turn any corner of your home into a garden

Cura is a new lighting and watering system for indoor plants, offering dozens of ways to customize your garden and maximize growth.
April 22, 2022
CURA mounted on a wall over green plants.

Wyze Lock Bolt brings high-tech features, low-tech price tag

The Wyze Lock Bolt is a new affordable smart lock that replaces your existing hardware and offers easy access with a built-in fingerprint scanner and keypad.
April 19, 2022
The Wyze Lock Bolt installed on a door.

The new Wyze Air Purifier offers quiet, efficient filtration

The new Wyze Air Purifier is available today with three different filter options for allergens, wildfire smoke, and formaldehyde.
April 12, 2022
The Wyze Air Purifier is quiet enough for use in any room.

Alexa launches Grow a Tree Skill for Earth Day

Amazon teams up with One Tree Planted to help Alexa users easily donate money to the reforestation charity organization.
April 12, 2022
A worker replanting a tree outside.

Remember Essential? An eBay listing shows shelved speaker prototype

Since its 2020 closure, Essential hasn't made many headlines, but a prototype for the canceled Essential Home has surfaced on eBay.
April 8, 2022

Peloton Guide lets you monitor your form while strength training

The Peloton Guide is the company's first dedicated strength training device, and also the most affordable Peloton product yet.
April 7, 2022
A Peloton guide placed underneath a TV wit a remote beside it.

The AnkerMake M5 3D printer brings higher print speeds

Anker has launched its first 3D printer with the AnkerMake M5, boasting speeds up to five times faster than other printers on the market.
April 6, 2022
The AnkerMake M5 on a desk.

App makes Breville Joule Oven Air Fryer Pro truly smart

Breville's first smart oven and app help you cook recipes from test kitchens and Top Chef alums perfectly every time. See what else makes it so smart.
March 29, 2022
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Matter smart home standard delayed until fall 2022

After unprecedented interest in the Matter standard from new companies, the CSA has delayed rollout until fall 2022 for the first batch of devices.
March 18, 2022
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Google Home app to see major redesign

Google has plans to update the Google Home app to make it quicker to manage and control your smart home, with fewer taps.
March 18, 2022
Google Home icon on home screen.

The iRobot Genius 4.0 update makes Roombas even smarter

The iRobot Genius 4.0 software update has rolled out, bringing with it new features and capabilities.
March 17, 2022
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The SodaStream Art makes cocktails and sparkling water

Sodastream has teamed up with renowned bar Dante to offer an exclusive bundle with its new Art machine.
March 17, 2022
The SodaStream x Dante bundle spread out across a bar with fruits and drinks.

Google I/O returns as an in-person event on May 11-12

Google I/O 2022 will return as an in-person event on May 11-12. The event will be livestreamed in front of a limited live audience.
March 16, 2022
Logo for Google I/O 2022

Wyze Gun Safe is a Bluetooth-enabled way to protect firearms

Wyze has created a smart gun safe to protect your firearms or vital documents. The safe connects to a phone app and has four different ways to unlock it.
March 16, 2022
An open Wyze Gun Safe with a hand gun, passport, and other items inside.

Sorry, there’s no new HomePod on the way

Apple said nothing about a new HomePod in today's stream, leaving fans asking when HomeKit will get its next upgrade.
March 8, 2022
Customers inspect the new Apple HomePod at an Apple Store on February 9, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

Cana One aims to one-up SodaStream with bevy of smart features

Cana One is promising a smart beverage system for your kitchen that can mix thousands of different drinks while minimizing waste.
March 4, 2022
Cana One smart drink appliance in a kitchen.

The new Blurams PTZ Outdoor Cam 2K can view most any angle

Blurams has unveiled its new PTZ Outdoor Cam 2K, with two lenses to keep objects near and far in focus from any angle around your home.
February 23, 2022
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Homey delays shipping of new Homey Bridge

Homey has revealed it's delaying shipping on its new Bridge as it works out a few bugs.
February 17, 2022
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Petcube Bites 2 Lite petcam and treat dispenser can connect you to a vet, too

Petcube is releasing a more affordable petcam with the Bites 2 Lite, a pet device that allows for remote viewing, communication, treat dispensing, and more.
July 8, 2021
The Bites 2 Lite device mounted on a wall.

Lidar is the gold standard of robot vacuum navigation, but it’s not perfect

Today's robot vacuums offer intelligent navigation courtesy of lidar tech. But despite being the gold standard of robot vacuum navigation, it's not perfect.
July 3, 2021
Lidar sensor in the 360 Robot Vacuum Cleaner S10 working

Nest commits to increasing its transparency around privacy and security

Nest has updated it security and privacy standards to be more clear about what kind of information it collects and what that information is used for.
June 29, 2021
Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen on table.

Which Ninja Foodi should you buy? All the cookers and air fryers compared

Looking for a quicker and healthier way to prep your favorite meals and snacks? Ninja's lineup of multicookers and air fryers are ideal stove-top replacements.
June 29, 2021
Countertop image of the Ninja Air Fryer.

Vitapod drink system swirls water into a nutrient-rich beverage

Tired of plain water? This new drink system zaps water into a nutrient-rich beverage that's healthier than water.
June 28, 2021
Vitapod drink system lifestyle press image against aqua background.

Lenovo’s cute Smart Clock 2 now comes with a wireless charger for your phone

Lenovo's new Smart Clock 2 with Google Assistant has a cute new design and a helpful new feature: A wireless charging plinth with a built-in night light.
June 28, 2021
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The last thing we need is to connect smart home gear to Ethernet

There are benefits to using Ethernet, but Wi-Fi is more than sufficient in most cases. Ethernet should be a last resort.
June 25, 2021
Image of Ethernet port and plug.

Wyze Home Monitoring System can now detect leaks and climate changes at home

Wyze is adding two new devices to its home monitoring system, a wireless leak sensor probe with an optional extension, and a battery-powered climate monitor.
June 22, 2021
Wyze Climate Sensor placed on ledge.

New Level smart lock may be the smallest ever made, but it has tons of features

The Level Lock is the smallest smart lock ever made, with a host of smart features like touch, voice, and keycard control.
June 15, 2021
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Generark HomePower 2 emergency backup generator can charge EVs and much more

Don't settle for backup power that can't handle most of life's appliances and devices. This power tower can recharge anything.
June 14, 2021

This smart sensor gives you a first row seat to birds singing in your backyard

Terra pipes real-world nature sounds into your home, and helps track bird migration too!
June 11, 2021
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Fingerbot Plus has more pressing power to make dumb appliances smart

The Fingerbot Plus can activate almost any switch and turn any regular device into a smart device.
June 10, 2021
fingerbot plus remotely turns devices on

Siri’s coming to third-party devices with latest HomeKit update

Apple's HomeKit smart home platform is focused on the HomePod and Siri compatibility, pushing the company to a better standing in the smart home market.
June 7, 2021
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Philips Hue smart light app revamped, adds geofencing capabilities

A rework of the Philips Hue app adds new features for Hue lighting, including the ability to add geofencing capabilities to lights to avoid scheduling problems.
June 4, 2021
The Philips Hue app.

Instant Brands leaps from multicookers to the new Instant Air Purifier

Instant, known for its Instant Pot line and related kitchen appliances, is moving into new markets with the Instant Air Purifier, lab-tested against COVID-19.
June 3, 2021
Instant air purifier with pet.

This portable dishwasher can go wherever you go to clean and sanitize dishes

No budget or space for a full-size dishwasher? Capsule is a portable dishwasher that can handle daily dishes and bigger pots too.
June 3, 2021
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Nanoleaf Elements look like wooden smart light panels on your wall

Nanoleaf Elements are a decorative smart lighting system that look like real wood, with customized backlighting that creates unique effects.
June 3, 2021
nanoleaf elements look like wooden light panels

Ring’s Neighbors app gets more transparent with latest update

Starting the week of June 7, users of Ring's Neighbors app can expect some changes to the real-time crime watch tool. Here's what to expect.
June 3, 2021
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Eufy’s new floodlight camera with 360-degree pan and tilt is the ultimate watch guard

Eufy has announced four brand-new outdoor cameras, including one with 360-degree pan and tilt capabilities.
June 2, 2021
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