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Netgear Arlo Q is a security camera with more free cloud storage

Netgear Arlo Q is a security camera with more free cloud storage

The connected home security camera market continues to heat up, with not only the Nest Cam, but also Kodak and Logitech competing for supremacy. Now Netgear is back with an updated version of their Arlo camera, the Arlo Q, touting more free cloud storage for video recordings than its rivals. The Arlo Q comes with seven days of online storage, whereas Logitech's Circle offers 24 hours for free, and the Nest Cam requires a subscription.

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TrackR Atlas maps your home, tracks your items

TrackR Atlas maps your home, tracks your items

Using a set of Bluetooth tracking devices and your phone, the TrackR Atlas system keeps aims to keep your most important belongings from getting lost. This is what the Internet of Things is all about. The folks at TrackR have created Bluetooth tags in the past, but now - with the TrackR Atlas, you'll be able to keep track of a large number of items at once with a relatively simple app and a plug. TrackR Atlas plugs into your wall power socket and takes up just one space - tiny and neat.

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Elgato Avea Flare is a wirelessly charged 8-hour mood lamp

Elgato Avea Flare is a wirelessly charged 8-hour mood lamp

This week the folks at Elgato have revealed a torch - a medium-sized lamp that shines light in all directions and stays powered up wirelessly for 8-hours at a time. This lamp also connects to your smartphone, allowing you to change its color with Elgato's own unique app. This (along with the Avea Bulb and Eve, revealed earlier this year) ushers in a new sort of age for Elgato (in the public's eye, anyway) where they go from video processing hardware and software to a much wider collection of app-powered lifestyle accessories.

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Amazon Echo to be sold at over 3,000 US retail stores

Amazon Echo to be sold at over 3,000 US retail stores

With Black Friday quickly approaching in the US, and thus the onslaught of the holiday shopping season, Amazon has just announced that its Echo, the internet-connected speaker and digital assistant, is making a formal move from the online marketplace to the physical retail environment. Amazon says that in the near future over 3,000 stores will begin selling the Echo, including Home Depot, Staples, Sears, BJ’s, P.C. Richard & Son, Brookstone, RadioShack, and Fred Meyer locations.

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Dyson 360 Eye robo-vacuum will come to US by summer 2016

Dyson 360 Eye robo-vacuum will come to US by summer 2016

Following the recent Japanese debut of the 360 Eye, Dyson's advanced robotic vacuum cleaner, will be coming to the US to clean floors by the summer of 2016, the company has said. Dyson CEO Max Conze reveals that the reason they launch their high-tech products in Japan first is because the country is easy to get excited about household robotics. The US, on the other hand, takes a bit more convincing, meaning Dyson will have their work cut out for them.

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Luma smart wifi system spreads the web around your home

Luma smart wifi system spreads the web around your home

There's a router - which you already have - then there's a Smart Wifi system like Luma. The folks behind Luma have decided that it's time we started really digging in to how well wireless internet is applied to our homes - especially since we no longer just have a set of 2 or 3 computers as we did ten years ago. Luma is a also a secure system, promising monitoring abilities for kids and alerts of incoming hacker attacks.

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Hiku takes on Amazon Dash Button with help from Walmart, Peapod

Hiku takes on Amazon Dash Button with help from Walmart, Peapod

A few months ago, Amazon revealed that what was thought to be a late April Fool's joke was actually a real product. While the Dash Button may have some merits, offering some degree of convenience or laziness, it was practically wasteful and limited. It seems, however, that idea caught someone else's imagination. Hiku Labs has just announced its second gen hiku shopping button, or sphere if you wish, that helps you remember your shopping list and even buys them for you thanks to Walmart Online Grocery and Peapod.

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