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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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Trifo Ironpie robotic home vacuum combines cleaning and surveillance

Trifo Ironpie robotic home vacuum combines cleaning and surveillance

Home robotics company Trifo has launched its first smart vacuum, the Ironepie. The robotic vacuum takes on Roomba and other competing models via an array of AI-enabled capabilities, including multi-sensor obstacle detection, zig-zag floor cleaning routes, surveillance tools for home monitoring, and more. Trifo undercuts is competitors by around $200, according to the company.

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Whirlpool Smart Countertop Oven can identify the food it cooks

Whirlpool Smart Countertop Oven can identify the food it cooks

Whirlpool's incubator WLabs has developed a new countertop oven capable of recognizing the food placed within it. Called the Smart Countertop Oven, this limited edition appliance automatically sets the appropriate time and temperature for whatever food the user has placed within the appliance.

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Samsung Family Hub refrigerator update brings new UI, richer experience

Samsung Family Hub refrigerator update brings new UI, richer experience

Samsung's smart home refrigerator Family Hub will receive an update this year that provides an overall "richer experience," according to the company, as well as more Bixby features and Family Board, an updated communal board that provides household members with a personalized experience. The updated offerings build upon the foundation Samsung set three years ago with the Family Hub's debut.

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Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker gets Google Assistant

Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker gets Google Assistant

Instant Pot has announced Google Assistant support for its Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker. The model is a multi-feature cooking appliance that includes slow cooking and pressure cooking abilities. With this new support, users can control the device using voice commands and a Google Assistant devices, such as a Google Home smart speaker.

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Breadbot is a mini bakery that makes 10 loaves of bread every hour

Breadbot is a mini bakery that makes 10 loaves of bread every hour

Though bread vending machines are a thing in some places, they still require some degree of human involvement. The Breadbot, a machine set to debut at CES 2019, is different: it is an autonomous gadget that functions as an all-in-one bakery. At first glance, Breadbot resembles an old train engine, but a second look reveals its container of bread loaves and baking contraption.

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AmazonBasics Microwave Review: Alexa gets cooking

AmazonBasics Microwave Review: Alexa gets cooking

"Why are you talking to the microwave?" Being the spouse of an early-adopter has never been especially easy, but the arrival of the smart home - and voice-controlled systems like Amazon Alexa in particular - has certainly magnified the potential for confusion. How, then, to explain why the AmazonBasics Microwave powered by Alexa is really for your tech-tired partner's benefit, not yours?

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Drinkworks Home Bar is a Keurig pod machine for cocktails

Drinkworks Home Bar is a Keurig pod machine for cocktails

A joint venture between Keurig and Anheuser-Busch called Drinkworks has launched a new pod machine that makes cocktails instead of coffee. The machine resembles existing Keurig K-cup coffeemakers, but utilizes special pods that nearly instantly produce mixed alcoholic beverages. The machine is a fun alternative to manually mixing drinks, but the resulting beverages aren't cheap.

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Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender launched as a Walmart exclusive

Instant Pot Ace 60 Cooking Blender launched as a Walmart exclusive

Instant Pot saw massive success with its electric pressure cooker on Amazon, but now it's eyeing a different retailer: Walmart. The company has announced a new cooking blender product that it'll make available exclusively through the retailer, requiring brand fans to order one from the retailer's online shop. As with other cooking blenders, the Instant Pot Ace 60 can do more than just blend food.

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Amazon tipped to launch 8 Alexa smart home and car gadgets

Amazon tipped to launch 8 Alexa smart home and car gadgets

Amazon plans to release a slew of devices with its personal assistant Alexa by the end of this year, at least according to a new report leaking the alleged plan. Amazon reportedly has a minimum of 8 Alexa-based hardware devices in the pipeline, all of them currently unannounced, that will potentially be available to purchase for the holidays.

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Haier InstaSwitch smart freezer can transform into a refrigerator

Haier InstaSwitch smart freezer can transform into a refrigerator

Appliance brand Haier has taken the wraps off a new smart appliance called InstaSwitch, a freezer that can transform into a refrigerator when necessary. The company showcased its new offering at IFA 2018 this week, introducing a single-door freezer model with multiple divided storage compartments that can be individually controlled based on need.

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