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Google, ALA, Kahn Academy push for home education during quarantine

Google, ALA, Kahn Academy push for home education during quarantine

Today Google, ALA, and Kahn Academy expanded upon the efforts they've made in the last few weeks for those students and teachers in quarantine for coronavirus (COVID-19). Google's released a portal for information, tips, training, and tools for teachers called "Teach From Home." They've also announced a $10 million USD Distance Learning Fund "to support organizations around the globe that help educators access the resources they need to provide high quality learning opportunities to children, particularly those from underserved communities."

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Tempo smart home gym combines weightlifting and machine vision

Tempo smart home gym combines weightlifting and machine vision

Yet another smart home gym has been announced, this one called Tempo. With a schedule to start shipping later this summer, Tempo will offer buyers a large home weightlifting system that includes a 42-inch display and machine learning. Users can expect a variety of workouts, as well as mobility and strength training. All of this is combined with 3D motion sensors and more.

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Sony unveils wireless speaker with a built-in TV remote

Sony unveils wireless speaker with a built-in TV remote

Sony Japan has introduced an unusual new product that combines a large wireless speaker with an atypical television remote control. The device enables users to listen to the television content no matter where they're located in the house; the built-in controls eliminate the need to carry around the remote alongside the speaker. The device would be particularly useful for the elderly.

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Dyson Lightcycle Morph offers personalized light with daylight tracking

Dyson Lightcycle Morph offers personalized light with daylight tracking

Dyson has unveiled a new type of lamp called the Dyson Lightcycle Morph that features four formats and the ability to track the customer's local daylight hours. The lamp works with a related mobile app and is described as intelligent; among other things, it adjusts the light it emits based on various factors including the current daylight level and the user's age and mood. The model features Dyson's Heat Pipe tech and more.

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Honda HRR Gas Lawn Mower Review: Winter wishes for summer reliability

Honda HRR Gas Lawn Mower Review: Winter wishes for summer reliability

I began writing this review when I started to use a Honda HRR push mower a couple of seasons ago. When this review process began, I assumed it'd be like any other. I was used to reviewing things like smartphones and computers - devices that aren't expected to last more than a few years for the average person. But this was to be no average review - this review became about more than just the one machine.

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Samsung AirDresser is like a magic cleaning wardrobe for your laundry

Samsung AirDresser is like a magic cleaning wardrobe for your laundry

Samsung's quest to package every chore and household activity into a wardrobe-sized box continues, with its AirDresser headed out to stores to clean clothes without anything so mundane as a washing machine. Announced last year and resembling a tall, narrow refrigerator, the AirDresser uses a combination of air and steam to clean a few items of clothing and then get rid of things like sweat and smoke smells.

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Spectrum will make its home security gear useless in early February

Spectrum will make its home security gear useless in early February

Internet service provider Spectrum has announced that it is no longer offering its Home Security plan to new customers and that it will drop its existing security subscribers in early February. The news is an unwelcome surprise for customers who paid out hefty amounts for proprietary home security equipment that can't be used with any other platforms.

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Panasonic floor lamp with built-in hidden camera now available

Panasonic floor lamp with built-in hidden camera now available

If you think carefully back to last year's CES event, you may remember Panasonic's announcement of an odd home security camera built discreetly into the top of a floor lamp. The model offers a less conspicuous alternative to obvious home security cameras, blending in better with the home decor while making it harder for thieves to figure out whether they're being watched.

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Lenovo Smart Tab M10 and Smart Frame are made for connected homes

Lenovo Smart Tab M10 and Smart Frame are made for connected homes

If you're looking for new smart home gear to make your house a little more convenient, look no further than Lenovo's new Smart Tab M10 Android tablet that functions as a smart display, as well as the company's new Smart Frame designed to show images and artwork like a giant techy alternative to a classic painting or picture frame. Both models were launched today as part of Lenovo's various CES 2020 wares.

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Whirlpool’s new Smart Thermometer works with Yummly app

Whirlpool’s new Smart Thermometer works with Yummly app

Whirlpool has launched a new Yummly-branded Smart Thermometer that'll hit the market in coming weeks. With this device, and as you likely anticipate, users can monitor the temperature of their foods in a way that traditional dumb thermometers can't. The Smart Thermometer supports Whirlpool's Yummly mobile app and works with the user's smartphone to deliver food alerts.

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Samsung teases Q950TS QLED bezel-free and AI-powered 8K TV

Samsung teases Q950TS QLED bezel-free and AI-powered 8K TV

Samsung is teasing its gorgeous Q950TS QLED 8K television model ahead of its CES 2020 debut. This model packs an Infinity Screen with a 'nearly-bezel-less' design, the result being what appears to be simply a large screen floating above a small stand. The Q950TS includes AI-powered 8K content upscaling, an Adaptive Picture feature, and much (much) more.

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D-Link indoor and outdoor security cameras bring AI-powered features

D-Link indoor and outdoor security cameras bring AI-powered features

D-Link has introduced two new home security cameras, one designed for indoor use and the other for outdoor use. As well, the company is bringing new capabilities to some of its existing security cameras, namely the ability to tell the difference between objects and people. Likewise powered by artificial intelligence is a new security camera feature that enables the devices to detect the sound of broken glass.

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