Patrick Hearn

Patrick Hearn

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Images of Google Home Hub leak ahead of company’s October hardware event

Google Assistant has the capability to work with displays. A set of leaked images suggest Google plans to take advantage of this feature with its new Home Hub, an Echo Show-type device.
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Alexa can now tell you the odds of the next big football game

Alexa can now answer questions about your favorite NFL teams and players, such as what team is favored to win the upcoming game or what player has racked up the most distance over the course of their career.
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California passes bill that regulates security for Internet of Things devices

California recently became the first state in the country to pass a bill that regulates Internet of Things security. The bill requires manufacturers to include "reasonable security" measures on devices produced in the US.
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LG’s new Styler takes the wrinkles out of your clothes without an iron

LG continues their bid to create the ultimate connected laundry room with the LG Styler, a device that steams and sanitizes clothing. Twenty-minute cycles freshen clothes and remove allergens.
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The Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip can control 6 devices, charge 3 others

A smart power strip brings all of the convenience of connected devices to the same appliances you've had for years. The Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip can control six different devices and charge three others.
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Elon Musk hints at Tesla-connected smart air conditioning

A huge portion of your energy bill goes toward heating and cooling your home. Elon Musk suggests that a connected air conditioner may be the way to reduce utility costs and make smarter use of energy.