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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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LG Signature smart wine cellar packs voice control and cheese drawer

LG Signature smart wine cellar packs voice control and cheese drawer

LG Signature has taken the wraps off its new Wine Cellar, a smart home appliance that can hold up to 65 bottles of wine, as well as snacks. The key aspect of this wine cellar is its 'smart' nature, one that includes the ability to peek in at the wine with a couple of knocks, to automatically serve snacks with the push of a button, and to preserve wine with climate control.

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La Marzocco’s espresso machines now have an app

La Marzocco’s espresso machines now have an app

High-end espresso machine maker La Marzocco is bringing its latest home coffee equipment into the IoT world, launching a new app that can remotely connect and control two of its most popular models. The La Marzocco Linea Mini - announced back in 2015 as the most affordable in the range - and the GS3 are each getting a wireless upgrade.

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Dyson Corrale hair straightener is a $500 flexing flat iron

Dyson Corrale hair straightener is a $500 flexing flat iron

Dyson has revealed its latest product, the Corrale hair straightener, and as you'd expect from the company it's a new - and not exactly inexpensive - twist on a familiar beauty appliance. The Dyson Corrale uses flexing heat plates, which the company says can shape to gather the hair as well as use less heat than other flat irons.

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Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector tells your phone you’ve got a leak

Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector tells your phone you’ve got a leak

The Flo by Moen Smart Water Detector is a standalone sensor that's able to sense the presence of moisture. Once this sensor detects moisture in a place that should be dry, an alert is transmitted. This system can work simply - with just a smartphone app and basic notification. It can also work a bit more smart - sending a notification to the Flo by Moen Smart Water Shutoff device, which would then shut down the source of the water that's likely created the unexpected moisture that was detected by the Smart Water Detector.

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Charmin puts VR on a toilet, Smells on a sensor, TP on a robot

Charmin puts VR on a toilet, Smells on a sensor, TP on a robot

Charmin has a set of three conceptual designs for CES 2020, including a toilet paper-retrieving robot, a smell sensor, and a VR experience for the WC. Before we go too much further, it's important to note, here, that Charmin has expressed that these items "won't be for sale in the future." That's unfortunate, especially given the helpful nature of the rolling toilet paper retriever. The VR experience might be best left in the conceptual universe.

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