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Tineco Floor One S5 review: A dual vac and mop with the power to scrub

Sometimes an automated robot vacuum and mop can only get you so far and you need the manual power of an upright. Does Tineco Floor One S5 deliver?
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Upright Go S review: Posture trainer delivers on all its promises

Anyone who works at a desk worries about slouching, but how can you prevent it? Upright Go S aims to nudge you when you lean and gamify great posture.
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 This all-in-one smart door boasts built-in Ring and Yale gadgets

No need to add separate smart components for the front entry; now they're integrated in construction. Case in point: This new smart door from Masonite.

Ecovacs’ new Deebot X1 cleans your home and itself

Robot vacuum and mop maintenance has always been a chore, but Ecovacs' new bot lineup handles it all for you.
The Ring Glass Break sensor listens for the sound of breaking glass in your home.

Ring launches much-awaited glass break sensor for Ring Alarm

Ring has heard the feedback from customers asking for a dedicated glass break sensor and at CES 2022, they finally delivered.
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Homey probably works with all your smart devices. And it respects your privacy

If you've ever tried to manage a smart home with a bunch of different brands, you know it can be frustrating. Homey aims for everyone to play nicely together.
The Wagz Freedom Smart Collar.

Wagz Tagz give pups freedom while keeping them off furniture

Want to ensure your dog can stretch out and lounge, but keep them off the furniture? Consider Wagz Tagz, an invisible barrier.
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GE expands Cync smart light lineup, adds climate control, camera

Cync by GE Lighting is expanding from a smart lighting brand to a whole-home ecosystem with some new additions.
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Oral-B adds new smart toothbrushes to product lineup, including iO10

Oral B has added three new toothbrushes and what could be called a dental periscope to its lineup as part of CES 2022.
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LG’s newest pair of kitchen appliances integrate with ThinQ system

LG is announcing two new appliances with the ability to guide you through a recipe and even order the ingredients for you.
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Ups and downs of tech in 2021: A look back at the smart home

When we look back on 2021 a lot of us think it's been kind of a dull year for advancement and innovation when it comes to smart home gadgets, but has it?
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How to make your Ring Video Doorbell play holiday chimes

Looking to spruce up your home for the holidays? Why not use smart technology and enable Ring Doorbell holiday chimes. Here's how to do it.
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Drinkworks is shutting down, reimbursing customers

It had the home bartending world in awe, but Drinkworks is ceasing operations effective immediately. Find out what to do with your machine.
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OxeFit XS1 tracks your workout form and suggests real-time improvements

Want the experience and oversight of a personal trainer without that face-to-face commitment? This smart home gym rolls cardio and strength machines into one.
Eve Room Sensor with Thread

New Eve Room device expands Eve’s Thread portfolio to largest in industry

Eve is making another big investment in Thread smart home tech. The New Eve Room is expected to be more powerful and work better with HomeKit gadgets.
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Lenovo Smart Display vs. Google Nest Hub

We pit the Lenovo Smart Display against the Google Nest Hub. Both sport similar features and work with Google Assistant. Which model comes out on top?
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How to see your photos and albums on a Google smart display

Want to personalize your Nest Hub with Google Assistant phones? It's easy to add your photos and put them into rotation or cycle through professional images.
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Which Ring Doorbell should you buy on Black Friday 2021?

Looking Black Friday deals on your home security check list? Here are the deals and the detail you should know if you're shopping for Ring Video Doorbells.

How to remove a device from Google Home regardless of Wi-Fi network

Need to remove a smart home device or a Google speaker or screen from your account? Doing it can be quick, if you follow these simple steps.
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Should you buy a Ring Doorbell on Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday promises the biggest sales of the year, but is this truly the best time to buy a Ring Video Doorbell?
The Philips Hue app.

How to use Philips Hue lights with geofencing

Philips Hue's app now allows you to use your exact location to turn lights on or off automatically when you arrive or leave home. Here's how to do it.
Jabra Elite 7 Pro.

Jabra Elite 7 Pro vs. Apple AirPods Pro: Which Pro wins?

We put Apple's flagship earbuds to the test against Jabra's Elite 7 Pro buds to see which one comes out on top when it comes to features and sound quality.
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How to set up Roomba to map different floors

Want your Roomba to clean more than one level of your house? Learn how to have it clean multiple levels, different homes, and remember their layout.
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Wearable air purifiers: What are they, and do they work?

Wondering if a wearable air purifier could help you breathe easier and stave off pollutants or viruses? Here's what to know about this technology.
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What are ionizer air purifiers and do they work?

Trying to learn about the best way to purify the air in your home or office? Air ionizers are one way to go, but do they work?
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How to access your favorite music streaming services on Amazon Echo Show

Music is the original use for Amazon Echo devices. If you want to add new streaming services, here's which ones you can add and how to add them.
PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder

Is now the right time to buy an automatic pet feeder?

Heading back to work or adapting to a new schedule? Here's how an automated feed can help ensure your pet can still be well fed on schedule.
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How to access your favorite video streaming services on the Echo Show

Your Amazon Echo device is more than just a smart home control center -- it's also a video portal. Here's what you can watch and how to get it.
Ring alarm on kitchen counter.

Does Ring Alarm have a glass break sensor?

Looking to add glass break detection to your Ring home security system? Ring doesn't make a dedicated sensor, but it does have another super-smart solution.
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Best ways to use Amazon Echo Show in the kitchen

Do you know all the ways an Echo Show can help you in the kitchen? Here are 12 ways for putting Alexa to work for you.
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How to set up Alexa Hunches

Amazon's Alexa can now anticipate and act on the things it knows you probably want to do. Here's how to set up Alexa Hunches.

Amazon partners with Disney on a ‘magical voice assistant’

Amazon announced a new partnership with Disney that essentially creates a parallel Alexa universe known as Hey, Disney,
Ring Video Doorbell installed on a home.

How does Ring Live View work?

Experiencing some issues with Ring's live video portal to your video doorbell or camera? Here's how Live View works, as well as answers to common questions.
The Google Nest Audio.

How to connect Google Nest home speakers to Wi-Fi

Thinking about creating a smart home with Google? The key to a smooth and seamless setup is a Wi-Fi connection. Here's what you need to know.