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Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Home Depot Hubspace app simplifies the smart home setup process

Hardware store Home Depot has launched Hubspace, a new smart home app that can be used with a variety of connected items to easily bring them together and control them using a phone. Home Depot says its Hubspace product is simple to use, with the key aspect revolving around the scanning of QR codes found on compatible smart home products.

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Millions of dehumidifiers recalled after ‘incidents’ cause $17m in property damage

Millions of dehumidifiers recalled after ‘incidents’ cause $17m in property damage

Around 2 million dehumidifiers are being recalled in the United States, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced, in addition to hundreds of thousands of other units that were sold in Canada and Mexico. The recalled units were sold under various brand names, according to the agency, including popular ones like Honeywell, Haier, and Whirlpool.

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Now there’s a Destiny toaster to go with your Xbox Series X mini-fridge

Now there’s a Destiny toaster to go with your Xbox Series X mini-fridge

It seems that Microsoft isn't the only company getting into the appliance game. Bungie is joining Microsoft in rolling out an appliance of its own, today opening up pre-orders for the official Destiny toaster. Destiny fans were promised that Bungie would look into offering a Destiny toaster last year after a fundraising live stream hit a certain donation goal, and now what was once a meme has become a reality.

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Coway Airmega 250 air purifier tackles bigger spaces in smaller footprint

Coway Airmega 250 air purifier tackles bigger spaces in smaller footprint

Air purifier specialist Coway has a new model just in time for pollen and allergy season, with the Airmega 250 promising more filtration in a smaller footprint. Slotting in-between the company's small and stylish Airmega 150, and the larger Airmega 300, the 'tweener also packs a HEPA filter capable of blocking viruses and bacteria.

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Dyson V15 Detect cordless vacuum uses laser to highlight dust

Dyson V15 Detect cordless vacuum uses laser to highlight dust

Dyson is back with a new vacuum cleaner, one that uses laser light to reveal the dust and debris you may otherwise have failed to notice while cleaning. The cordless vacuum, which is called the Dyson V15 Detect, uses an eye-safe green laser light positioned near the floor to highlight the dirt, something the company says is more effective than ordinary LEDs.

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Proscenic A9 Air Purifier Review

Proscenic A9 Air Purifier Review

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many people to become more painfully aware of the environments they live and work in. Many, in particular, have become more conscious of the air they breathe, especially considering it is how the dreaded coronavirus is primarily transmitted. In other words, appliances and gadgets that advertise cleaner air and sanitized surfaces are unsurprisingly on the rise and, in perfect timing, Proscenic just launched the new A9 Air Purifier which we take for a spin, almost literally, to see if it is as good as it sounds.

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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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