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Now you can add an Addams Family chime to your Ring Video Doorbell

When you're decorating for Halloween you probably don't think about dressing up your doorbell for the occasion, but maybe you should if you have a Ring Video Doorbell. Now you can add an Addams Family signature Chime tone to your Ring to celebrate the new The Addams Family movie coming out on October, 11.
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With Anova’s new smart oven, the future of cooking may be steam-powered

Anova has announced a new countertop oven, called the Anova Precision Oven, that will be available for shipment in 2020. This oven will cook with steam and have smart features built-in. The company says the steam will cook more evenly, keeping foods moist, and will even sear meats without grease.
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Best automatic pet feeders for 2019

We'd probably all love to be able to measure out the right amount of food at exactly the right time every mealtime for our pets, but busy lives can get in the way. To get feeding on a schedule with the right portion size, here are our picks for the best automatic feeders for cats and dogs for 2019.

Survey names Amazon and Samsung as the most trusted smart technology brands

Fluent, a digital consumer engagement company, recently released the findings of a survey on smart technology that it conducted in April. One of the big surprises is that Amazon and Samsung came out as the most trusted of all of the smart technology brands. There were some other interesting finds, too.
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Yale kicks off line of products for professional installers with new smart lock

Yale, the security company, not the university, has just announced its first product line for professional installers, called the Pro Series.  The first product that's been unveiled is the Yale Pro SL Smart Lock. This is a smart lock with a backlit touchscreen, keyless deadbolt, and Z-Wave Plus.
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Here’s everything announced at Amazon’s September 2019 event

Today is the big yearly Amazon event where the company announces all of its big, new innovations. This year seems to be shaping up with some interesting products. There's new Alexa features, Samuel L. Jackson voice for Alexa, an Echo Dot with a clock, and an all-new Amazon Echo and much more.
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Amazon’s new smart oven can air-fry, bake, and microwave your meals

Today at the Amazon 2019 event the company unveiled its newest smart cooking appliance, the Amazon Smart Oven. It's described as a combination of a microwave, convection oven, air fryer, and food warmer. All of that cooking versatility can be controlled via Alexa-enabled devices and voice commands.
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The new Wyze Plug is a voice-activated smart plug, no hub required

Seattle-based Wyze Labs, creator of smart home products, launched a new voice-activated smart plug. The Wyze Smart Plugs work with both Alexa and Google Assistant and features a compact design that allows two smart plugs to fit into one wall outlet at the same time. It also doesn't need a hub.
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Arlo’s new 2K HDR Pro 3 Security Camera System is coming this week

Today, Arlo Technologies, Inc. announced its latest security camera system, the Arlo Pro 3, that will be available later this week. The new system includes a 160-degree field of view, 2K HDR cameras, two-way audio, integrated spotlight with color night vision, an app and an advanced smart hub.
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Chamberlain debuts smart, space-saving RJO70 wall-mounted garage door opener

Chamberlain, manufacturer of do-it-yourself products for the garage and home, has announced the release of its latest smart home item, the RJO70 wall-mount garage opener, which can make any garage door smart. It uses Wi-Fi to open and close a connected garage door from anywhere using the myQ App.
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How to order pizza with your smart speaker

Any day you're craving some pizza pie, getting it fast is a must. If you have Alexa or Google Assistant, ordering from favorites like Pizza Hut, Domino's or Papa John's is just a few voice commands away. Here's how to order pizza using just your voice and a smart speaker like Google Home or Amazon Echo.
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Say bonjour to new Google Assistant voices in a wider variety of languages

Up until now, you could only change the voice of Google Assistant in English, and that option was only available in the United States. This week, Google is giving people internationally another voice option. You can now get a new voice in several languages, including Japanese and U.K. English.
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Nest Wifi may be coming with Google Assistant speakers built-in

According to information obtained by 9to5Google, Google may be unveiling a new WiFi router at the October 15 annual Made by Google hardware showcase in New York City. The router is rumored to be called Nest Wifi and is believed to have beacons that double as Google Assistant speakers for voice control.
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A perfect match? Google Assistant comes to Control4’s Smart Home OS 3

If you use Control4 products, there's a new way to get control. At CEDIA 2019, Google and SnapAV, a producer of A/V, surveillance, networking, automation, and remote management products, announced their new collaboration. This collaboration adds Google Assistant to Control4's new Smart Home OS 3.

There may be a new Echo and other Amazon devices announced later this month

Amazon just announced that it will be having a product launch event on September 25. That's big news for Amazon product fans. What will be unveiled at this year's event? Amazon told Digital Trends that the event will span popular product lines including Alexa, Echo, Ring, and more.
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Alexa will start to crowdsource answers to fill in knowledge gaps

Amazon is now crowdsourcing answers for Alexa through the new Alexa Answers program. Average Joes and Janes can provide answers to Alexa questions that don't have answers. These questions cover a wide range of categories including History, Science, Literature and Music. Answers are vetted by other users.

TCL washing machine is gentle enough to clean eyeglasses, jewelry, and more

TCL is known for televisions, but its newest creation is an appliance. The TCL Classified X10-110BDI washing machine has a stunningly large 12.3- inch TFT touchscreen and smart home technology, and uses ultrasound cleaning that is gentle enough to wash glasses, jewelry, and wearable devices.
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How to go from lonely to loved with Facebook’s new dating feature

Facebook Dating isn't a seperate app, it's built right into the site, and may be the next Tinder. The feature will generate a dating profile automatically and match you with other singles looking for love. Want to know how to score a date using this new service? Here's how to use Facebook Dating.
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Best Buy may owe you money if you have Insignia Connect appliances

Bad news for anyone who has Insignia Connect products. On November 6, 2019, Best Buy will be shutting down its Insignia Connect platform. This means if you have an Insignia Connect appliance or device it will become decidedly less useful, or, in some cases, useless. Here's what you need to know.
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NutriBullet Blender Combo review: Smoothie king

NutriBullet Blender Combo is a great choice for smoothie enthusiasts and home cooks alike. It's ease of use, modern design, and low price point makes it a good choice for those seeking a quality machine on a budget. it also seems to be very well constructed, so it's made to last for years to come.
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Smaller and better-looking, the new Lenovo smart display is coming soon

Chinese company Lenovo has announced a new smart display. The smaller and better-looking Lenovo Smart Display 7 is powered by Google Assistant and can make video calls, play music, display YouTube videos, browse Google Photos and automate smart devices throughout the home.
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DoorBird releases first indoor video and audio station for its security systems

Bird Home Automation, a company that focuses on IP video intercom technology, has officially announced the release of their first indoor station for its DoorBird door intercom product line. The A1101 indoor station is now available worldwide and provides 2-way audio and live video to its security system.

How to use TikTok

TikTok is the free entertainment app that focuses on short, musical videos created by users. You can scroll through millions of videos uploaded by other users, or you can get creative and make your own videos. Here's how to use TikTok to make awesome videos, or to just get some laughs.
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The Ezlo Atom is the smallest smart home hub you’ve ever seen

Ezlo Innovation, a developer of smart solutions for homes and businesses founded in 2014, just announced the Atom, "the smallest, most energy-efficient control hub available on the market." Available for pre-order starting Wednesday, September 4, this tiny smart home hub is an interesting choice.

Here’s how to track Amazon orders with Alexa

You may already know you can order and reorder household goods just by asking Alexa, but you can also find out if the items have shipped and when they will arrive at your home. You can track Amazon orders, and purchases elsewhere, with the app, Echo Plus, Echo Dot or any other Alexa enabled device.
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See the bad guys much more clearly with Defender’s 4K security system

The North American company Defender announced the launch of their new 4K resolution security system called the Defender 4K. This system features night vision and 1TB of local storage. Defender hopes to set themselves apart from their competitors with ease of installation and lower price points.
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Make heading off to college easier with Alexa

While Alexa has tons of uses at home, don't leave her behind when you head off to college. There are many Alexa skills that are specific to making your dorm life better, including helping you with dorm laundromats, studying for exams, tracking your sports team, keep track of campus events, and more.
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Google Home Hub vs. Amazon Echo Show

The Google Home hub and the new Amazon Echo Show will be the big smart display contenders this holiday season. But how do they match up? Which is better? We compared the two products in appearance, performance, cost, and more. Here's everything you need to know about the two devices.
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How to opt out of targeted ads on Facebook

Facebook tracks just about everything you do, from what pages you like to what political affiliation you may be. It even tries to guess what race you are. All of this is done so that it can target you with relevant ads. Here's how to opt out of targeted ads on Facebook.
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What is a DSLR camera and how is it different from mirrorless?

So, you've heard the term and discovered all of the gadgets that go along with one, but what exactly is a DSLR camera and what sets it apart from mirrorless and point-and-shoot cameras? We answer that and so much and more in our thorough guide on digital single-lens reflex cameras.
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The best social media management tools for small businesses in 2019

Social media is a great way to spread the word about your business, connect with customers and network within your niche. There are some online tools that can help you schedule posts, keep track of engagement and much more. Here's the best social media management tools for small businesses.
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The best dating sites for 2019

Finding love is anything but easy. No worries. There are dozens of sites online to hook you up with "The One." With so many site options, though, diving into the deep end can be daunting. Luckily, we're here to help. Check out our finds for the best online dating sites.
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How to follow someone on Pinterest

You've signed up and are ready to fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole. Your first step is to follow your friends and favorite influencers so your feed is full of awesome, interesting stuff you love. There are a few ways to do it. Here's how to follow someone on Pinterest using the app or the website.

How to replay a Snapchat Snap or Story

While you may not follow even a tiny fraction of the 186 million users on Snapchat, those people you do follow are important to you. If you get frustrated when you're trying to look at a friend's Snap or Story and it disappears, here's how to replay a Snapchat Snap or Story so you can take your time.