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Dyson Omni-glide Review: You may want to ditch your Swiffer

If you don't like the idea of buying disposable pads for your Swiffer, then you'll be intrigued by how the Dyson Omni-glide can become a permanent replacement.
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The rise of smart speakers shows why it matters to have sustainable packaging

While the gadgets inside of packages are most important, you'll be astounded by the amount of potential waste from the packaging.
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Apple AirTag will track down missing gadgets and valuables for $29

Apple just announced its minuscule, attachable tracker called AirTag during its Spring Loaded event. Now you won't have trouble finding misplaced items.
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Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera Review: When privacy is a priority

That nagging feeling of someone watching you is essentially squashed thanks to the privacy shutter on the Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera.
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DJI Air 2S enters pro territory with its one-inch camera sensor and 5.4K video

Now positioned as a flagship drone, the DJI Air 2S, which features a one-inch camera sensor, offers better quality from the start
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DJI Air 2S Review: Superb results without the work

It's less than a year since the DJI Mavic Air 2 was released, but the DJI Air 2S makes a bold statement in being the best all-around drone in the market.
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The Larq reusable water bottle made me realize how much money I’ve wasted

You probably own a few reusable water bottles, but the Larq Bottle PureVis made me realize how much money I've wasted over the years.
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Wyze Home Monitoring review: Great savings, gaps to fill

Protecting your home means all threats need to be addressed. The Wyze Home Monitoring system offers 24/7 monitoring powered by Noonlight at an affordable cost.
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Lenovo Smart Frame review: Simple and with Google Photos in mind

If photos are special to you, the Lenovo Smart Frame intends on properly showcasing them in your home thanks to its immense size and Google Photos integration.
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Hex Home gives us a glimpse of how Wi-Fi is used for motion detection

Security cameras can be invasive inside of the home, which is why Home Hex offers an intriguing alternative with motion detection through Wi-Fi.
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Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Review: Don’t hit that snooze button

The Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) solves one of the most challenging issues with wearable sleep trackers thanks to its Sleep Sensing technology.
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Insta360 Go 2 Review: Going to places no other cameras can go

Few action cameras can match the ultracompact design of the Insta360 Go 2, which allows it to fit into spaces other cameras can't go.
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Tempo Studio adds new equipment for more of that gym experience at home

Workouts at home are being made better with the addition of Tempo Studio's new equipment and accessories, giving you even more of the gym experience at home.
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You shouldn’t be shocked that the HomePod Mini has a hidden sensor

The Apple HomePod Mini was recently discovered to have a temperature and humidity sensor. It might shock you, but hidden sensors are more common than you think.
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5 missing features that would make the Insta360 Go 2 more awesome

The Insta360 Go 2 offers a ton of utility thanks to its diminutive size, but here are five missing features that would make it more awesome.
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How to tell if your security camera has been hacked

Security cameras can keep us safe, but they can also do the opposite if they're hacked. Here's how to tell if your smart home security camera is compromised.
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Lenovo Smart Display 7 is still the most underrated smart display

The recent announcement of the Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) drives home the notion that the Lenovo Smart Display 7 is the most underrated smart display around.
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iLife A10 Robot Vacuum Review: A smarter bot that still needs babysitting

Low-cost robot vacuums are no longer just basic models, as the iLife A10 proves with its built-in lidar to help it navigate around your home.
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DJI FPV Review: A powerful drone for serious pilots

The DJI FPV is a splash for the esteemed drone maker, providing pilots with a simple, complete system out of the box that'll achieve some slick and new visuals.
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Wyze Bulb Color: The only worthy cheap smart light bulb around

Smart LED light bulbs tend to be pricey, but that's not the case with the Wyze Bulb Color. It's less expensive and shines more brightly than its rivals.
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Eufy Security Smart Lock Touch review: Wi-Fi makes it even better

Eufy is entering the smart lock market. Will the Eufy Smart Lock Touch have what it takes to be a contender? Read our review.
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I crashed the DJI FPV drone the first time I took it for a spin

The DJI FPV drone is a beast that can only be tamed by seasoned pilots. I thought I was worthy, but I crashed it on my first test flight.
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DJI FPV drone accelerates faster than a Tesla Model S. Yeah, it’s that quick

The new DJI FPV drone is an all-in-one FPV solution for those looking to take their drone game to the next level.
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Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) Review: The true smart home command center

More than just a smart display, the Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) extends its reach with some new features that make it more of a convergent device.

Are your kids choosing video games over homework? Smart home tech can help

Video games are big distractions with remote learning, so here are some way smart home tech can help to make sure they're doing homework.
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Samsung Jet 90 Complete Cordless Stick Vacuum Review: Dust can’t flee this one

Automatic disposal systems are coming to cordless vacuums, and the Samsung Jet 90 Complete Stick Cordless Vacuum is one of the first to offer one.
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Amazon’s Echo command center is yet another display, and I don’t need it at home

Smart displays have a lot to offer, but Amazon's potential Echo command center just doesn't seem like a logical addition to my work-from-home setup.
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VR workouts won’t get you ripped, but they’re engaging and can keep you fit

Exercising at home can be a chore. That's where virtual reality comes to the rescue as a healthy distraction that'll keep you fit.
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LG CordZero ThinQ Robot Vacuum review: Eyes wide shut

It's one ambitious robot vacuum that's aiming to do more, but the LG CordZero ThinQ Robot Vacuum has some steep competition already in the space.
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The future of the connected kitchen is just a push of a button away

Connected small appliances like the ColdSnap frozen yogurt maker could impact the future of the kitchen with convenient, personalized desserts.
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Competition didn’t force Ring to make a cheaper doorbell. Accessibility did.

Ring created a stir with its most affordable video doorbell to date, but it didn't make the move because of fierce competition in the space.
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Tempo Studio Review: Smart fitness display packs weights for strength training

When you need more than just resistance for a challenging workout, the Tempo Studio is the smarter, more challenging connected home gym.
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Your air purifier isn’t protecting you from this silent killer. It should be

Air purifiers help filter the air inside homes. While many do this, very few of them can actually detect an invisible gas that can be fatal.
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Touchless doorbell feature shouldn’t be exclusive to new models

CES 2021 introduced us to the touchless doorbell, but it shouldn't be exclusive to just new models -- it should come to existing ones as well.