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Snow blowers recalled over defect that puts users at risk of amputation

Snow blowers recalled over defect that puts users at risk of amputation

A significant part of the US is currently covered in snow, which means many consumers are dusting off their snow blowers or purchasing one for the first time. If you're counted among those people, you should check out the US Consumer Product Safety Commission to make sure you don't have one of the recently recalled units, which potentially have a dangerous defect.

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Wyze Handheld Vacuum arrives for cars and small messes

Wyze Handheld Vacuum arrives for cars and small messes

If you've been putting off getting a handheld vacuum for those times when pulling out the full-size vacuum is overkill, Wyze has a new offering that you may find exciting. Simply called the Wyze Handheld Vacuum, this new product has launched with a limited quantity available (initially, at least), and as is the company's nature, the price is fairly low compared to similar products.

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Samsung reveals smarter Family Hub fridge and a robo-vac that thinks it’s a guard dog

Samsung reveals smarter Family Hub fridge and a robo-vac that thinks it’s a guard dog

Samsung's big Galaxy S21 launch may be coming later this week, but it's home appliances which are getting their moment in the spotlight today. Fresh for CES 2021 are updates in the kitchen, the laundry room, and roving the floors in the shape of a new, smarter robotic vacuum cleaner.

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LG’s new cordless vacuum will empty its own dustbin

LG’s new cordless vacuum will empty its own dustbin

LG has a new cordless vacuum, and if your primary complaint about cleaning is having to empty the dustbin, the LG CordZeroThinQ A9 Kompressor+ could do the trick. While it may have a frankly ridiculous name, the new est cordless stick vacuum in the company's line-up does have a useful auto-emptying bin.

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Electric crockpots sold at big box stores recalled over exploding lids

Electric crockpots sold at big box stores recalled over exploding lids

Electric crockpots sold at select big box stores like Walmart have been recalled after dozens of reports concerning exploding lids. While the crockpots can still be used as a slow cooker, according to the recall notice published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, consumers should avoid using the pressurized cooking modes because the lid may suddenly 'detach.'

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Wyze Robot Vacuum promises premium features on a budget

Wyze Robot Vacuum promises premium features on a budget

Wyze is back again, this time with a robotic vacuum rivaling the bigger and more expensive names on the market. The new Wyze Robot Vacuum will arrive this January with a number of smart features, including the ability to map its surroundings, schedule sweeps, avoid virtual walls, run in a special quiet mode, and more.

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Xbox Series X Fridge (and mini-fridge) made semi-real

Xbox Series X Fridge (and mini-fridge) made semi-real

The Xbox Series X Fridge is a full-sized refrigerator that looks like an Xbox Series X. Revealed just a few days ago as a meme made into a real product, the full-sized fridge was produced in a run of three, one of which was part of a contest. Now there's interest enough in a mini-fridge that also looks like an Xbox Series X, interest enough for an actual product you'll be able to purchase from Microsoft.

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GE teams with Sonos to let your smart appliances talk back

GE teams with Sonos to let your smart appliances talk back

If you're a Sonos user with a kitchen full of GE smart appliances, then you've got some new integration heading your way. GE Appliances announced today that it's launching compatibility with Sonos speakers for many of its smart home products. This team-up will start somewhat small and expand from here, with GE boasting that it's the first appliance company to join forces with Sonos.

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iRobot Roomba i3+ is a cheaper robot vacuum with an auto-emptying bin

iRobot Roomba i3+ is a cheaper robot vacuum with an auto-emptying bin

iRobot's smart robot vacuums are getting a cheaper baby brother, with the Roomba i3+ promising intelligent navigation and the ability to empty its own bin. Joining the existing Roomba i7+ and s9+ models, the i3+ uses the company's Genius Home Intelligence platform for easier feature updates down the line.

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LG virtual IFA 2020 exhibit goes live for a virtual audience

LG virtual IFA 2020 exhibit goes live for a virtual audience

IFA 2020 is still happening this year but in a very different way. With limited slots for both exhibitors and attendees, many companies thought it a better to just hold their own events outside of Messe Berlin. LG definitely embraced the opportunity to provide an even more interactive experience than it could in the physical world. That is, of course, through the magic of the Internet, web browsers, and a dash of game technology, all mixed together to bring to life an LG IFA exhibit like never before.

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Samsung AirDresser “cleaning wardrobe” goes on sale

Samsung AirDresser “cleaning wardrobe” goes on sale

Samsung's AirDresser, a magical cupboard intended to steam and deodorize clothes without putting them through a potentially damaging traditional wash cycle, has arrived in the US for those with the fanciest bedrooms. Resembling a tall, thin fridge, the AirDresser uses a combination of steaming and heat-pump powered drying, and Samsung says you won't even have to plumb it in.

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Roborock S6 MaxV Review: smart vacuuming and mopping for a price

Roborock S6 MaxV Review: smart vacuuming and mopping for a price

We've come a long way since the very first Roomba rolled on living room and kitchen floors. While still sticking to that same circular design, robot vacuum cleaners have changed and evolved considerably over the years, gaining features like obstacle avoidance, simultaneous mopping, or voice control. Roborock's latest S6 MaxV cleaning helper has all those and more, making it one of the smartest robots to grace your floor and certainly one of the more expensive ones as well.

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