Patrick Hearn

Patrick Hearn

Digital Trends Team

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Amazon retains text data on users even when audio recordings are deleted

Although you can delete your Amazon Echo audio history, Amazon still has text recordings of your conversations with the device — a fact that has raised concerns with many privacy advocates.
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In a hurry? Dry your clothes in just 15 minutes with this countertop dryer

The Morus Zero is a countertop-sized dryer that uses less than half the energy of traditional units. This Kickstarter device might just be the best dryer choice for small apartments.
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A video doorbell catches a man being attacked by a snake in cold blood

The last thing Jerel Haywood expected when he opened his friend Rodney Copeland's door was a surprise attack by a snake, but Copeland's video doorbell captured the entire event on video.
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Amazon partners with Blink on the Alexa-compatible Blink XT2 security camera

Amazon and Blink have partnered to launch the Blink XT2, an indoor/outdoor wireless security camera with built-in Alexa compatibility, 1080p streaming, and two-way audio. The camera has a two-year battery life using just two AA batteries.
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Skip Starbucks and make your own cappuccino with the best machines around

Cappuccino makers are more complex than coffeemakers, which can make it hard to narrow down which options are the best for you. We've collected the best cappuccino makers on the market in one place.
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Sparkel infuses bubbles and ingredients into sparkling water without cartridges

The Sparkel infuses water with flavor and carbonation without the use of CO2 canisters through a natural, patented process. The units are now available for pre-order through Indiegogo.