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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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MATRIX Juno beverage chiller is like a microwave, but cold

MATRIX Juno beverage chiller is like a microwave, but cold

The MATRIX-made device Juno is made to modify the temperature of your drink with thermoelectric cooling (TEC) technology thats "as simple to use as a toaster." This system is made for a countertop in a kitchen, and aims to "rapidly and precisely chill any beverage." No more waiting for ice cubes or a refrigerator for you - so long as you're still OK with waiting just a couple minutes.

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GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Appliances has announced the next-generation version of its Kitchen Hub, a high-tech smart kitchen and ventilation system that now features a built-in microwave and a third camera. The technology is paired with an AI-powered computer vision 'cooking' tech, according to GE, which simplifies cooking by helping home chefs find the right recipes and more.

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LG indoor gardening appliance lets you grow your own veggies at home

LG indoor gardening appliance lets you grow your own veggies at home

Perhaps next to its mobile and TV products, LG is also known for its home appliances. Many of those appliances are getting smarter, relying on mobile technology and automation to introduce convenience to household chores. Perhaps the most extreme example of that is coming next month when LG showcases a smart appliance that will let you grow vegetables indoors inside cabinets that look like overgrown refrigerators.

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Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Williams Sonoma has teamed up with Instant Pot to launch a new line featuring iconic imagery from the Star Wars universe. The new Instant Pot designs are available exclusively through Williams Sonoma, including the smallest model featuring the BB-8 design and the large 8qt model featuring a Chewbacca-inspired design. A total of five new Instant Pot special editions are available.

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Roomba update adds Keep Out Zones feature for i Series robots

Roomba update adds Keep Out Zones feature for i Series robots

iRobot has pushed out an update that brings 'Keep Out Zones' to its robotic vacuums. The new feature is now available in the iRobot app, enabling users to setup specific -- and quite precise -- zones within their home that the vacuums will not enter. The feature can be used to keep the devices from bumping into a fragile structure, prevent them from knocking over a pet's water dish, and more.

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PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew is unveiled its new Pico MultiBrew, a single machine that can be used to brew multiple types of beverages, including coffee, kombucha, horchata, tea, cold brew, craft beer, and chai. The appliance is said to offer 'computer precision brewing,' as well as a microprocessor and 'advanced sensors.' Among other things, the MultiBrew uses eco-friendly and compostable cups.

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Instant Vortex Plus multi-function air fryer joins Instant Pot

Instant Vortex Plus multi-function air fryer joins Instant Pot

Instant Brands, the company behind the wildly popular Instant Pot pressure cooker, has introduced a new product called the Instant Vortex Plus. Unlike the Instant Pot, which essentially functions as a pressure cooker and slow cooker, Instant Vortex Plus is an air fryer that comes with a rotisserie mode, as well as other common, useful functions.

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected Review

Neato Botvac D7 Connected Review

The original Neato Botvac D7 Connected launched all the way back at IFA 2017 - so a review now might seem a bit strange. Strange because we're generally reviewing devices so early, they've often not even been given a general consumer release. But with the D7, a few different elements are at play - one of which is the fact that the robot vacuum market doesn't turn over nearly as fast as the smartphone or tablet market, so there's really not a lot out there that's come to try to take the D7's lunch.

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Hopsy reveals SUB Compact countertop draft beer machine

Hopsy reveals SUB Compact countertop draft beer machine

Hopsy has unveiled the new SUB Compact by KRUPS, a draft beer machine designed for home use. The appliance can fit on a countertop, where it takes up 30-percent less space than the company's previous offering. Consumers are provided with chilled, fresh on-demand beer without resorting to bottled and canned beverages. The machine works with Hopsy's various mini-keg products.

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Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Dyson stick vacuums

Consumer Reports pulls recommendation for Dyson stick vacuums

Consumer Reports has pulled all Dyson stick vacuum models from its stick vacuums recommendation list over concerns about reliability, the company has announced. The decision was based on Consumer Reports' survey data, which it says revealed that Dyson's stick vacuums allegedly break at a higher rate than similar products from "any other brands" involved in the company's tests.

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