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All the dog food recalls in effect for 2021 – so far

All the dog food recalls in effect for 2021 – so far

Today we're taking a look at each of the dog and cat food recalls announced by the FDA in the USA in the year 2021. We've previously reported on most of these recalls in the past, soon after they were initially tipped by the FDA through the first months of this year. Today we're making absolutely sure you are up-to-date on all the recalls as such, just in case any were missed during this tumultuous time.

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Apple Smart Home updates tap Apple TV, HomePod, Matter integration

Apple Smart Home updates tap Apple TV, HomePod, Matter integration

This week Apple took their Home category out a whole new door. They revealed that they'd be allowing HomePod mini to pair with Apple TV 4K. Apple added Apple TV controls to HomePod (Hey Siri, watch Ted Lasso). They expanded the ways in which Siri can be used with Apple TV. Apple promised that their smart home universe would be easier to use, better together, and will have a focus on privacy.

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Plume SuperPod mesh system finally gets a WiFi 6 upgrade

Plume SuperPod mesh system finally gets a WiFi 6 upgrade

Plume has launched a new version of its SuperPod mesh system that supports WiFi 6, giving users the opportunity to blanket their home with gigabit speeds. As with the previous SuperPod version, which only supports WiFi 5, the latest iteration features a design that plugs directly into a power outlet, though you'll still need the HomePass subscription to use it.

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Proscenic S1 Cordless Vacuum Review – Lightweight Household Helper

Proscenic S1 Cordless Vacuum Review – Lightweight Household Helper

Our houses are being filled with smart devices but there are still some household tasks that can't simply be solved by those. Sure, a robot vacuum cleaner can handle most floors without breaking a sweat or a circuit board but beds, couches, and cars still require more specialized equipment. It doesn't have to be connected to the Internet to actually be great at what it does and the Proscenic S1 3-in-1 cordless vacuum cleaner is perhaps the testament of how a simple appliance can still be "smart" with just the right combination of features.

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Pith & Stem’s DropTop hides a full desk behind a piece of artwork

Pith & Stem’s DropTop hides a full desk behind a piece of artwork

If you live in a small home, a full-size desk can be an unsightly burden, one that takes up space even when it's not in use. Pith & Stem has a solution to this problem, one that hides a full desk, including two 24-inch monitors, behind an inconspicuous piece of artwork. The company's DropTop is described as a durable wall-mounted workstation that can be customized with various wood and art options.

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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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IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

IKEA’s cardboard console cutouts make it easier to pick the right entertainment center

When it comes to furniture that you have to assemble yourself, IKEA is probably the most famous retailer out there. The company tends to make furniture that's of decent quality while being notoriously difficult to assemble. Anyone on the hunt for a new entertainment center for the living room to hold a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X will want to know if the consoles will fit.

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Proscenic P11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Proscenic P11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

You don't need to be able to connect to the Internet or even just smartphones to be smart, even though the marketing term has been appropriated exactly to describe that. Sometimes, you just have to be smart about squeezing the best out of features to make life more convenient for people. The Proscenic P11 cordless vacuum cleaner isn't exactly smart in the Internet-connected sense but does try to be smart in its use of a powerful brushless motor to suck the dirt out of your life. We give it a spin, almost literally, to really see if it can stand up to its promises, even if the vacuum cleaner can't literally stand on its own.

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X-Chair X-HMT Heat and Massage Therapy Chair Review

X-Chair X-HMT Heat and Massage Therapy Chair Review

The folks at X-Chair have an office chair - or gaming chair, or sit-wherever chair, if you like - called the X-HMT. The HMT stands for Heat, Massage, Therapy. This chair is more than what I expected when I first read about its release. It's not just your everyday average super-comfortable long-lasting computer chair. This chair rumbles, heats up, and can be charged by your laptop.

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Wyze Cam v3 arrives with weather-resistant design for outdoor use

Wyze Cam v3 arrives with weather-resistant design for outdoor use

Smart home company Wyze has released the third version of its cube-shaped Wyze Cam, keeping the same $20 price tag but adding some notable features to the mix, including a weather-resistant design that makes it suitable for outdoor use. The camera competes with some of the latest and greatest on the market, promising advanced features that make this a notable upgrade over the previous (and likewise $20) security camera.

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Wyze Thermostat preorders go live just in time for winter

Wyze Thermostat preorders go live just in time for winter

The latest connected home product from Wyze, the Wyze Thermostat, has arrived. Consumers can now preorder the device, which is currently listed as shipping in December. As with other devices previously introduced and released by Wyze, the new Thermostat has a budget-friendly price, making it an inexpensive way to start automating one's home. The Wyze Thermostat joins the company's security cameras, headphones, and more.

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BodyCompass sleep posture monitor offers accuracy without cameras

BodyCompass sleep posture monitor offers accuracy without cameras

Researchers have developed a sleep posture monitor that doesn't require the subject to wear sensors or mount a camera near their bed. Called BodyCompass, this radio frequency-based system can be used to monitor someone as they sleep, offering insight into the progression of disease symptoms, health risks, and more. The system will be introduced next week at the UbiComp 2020 conference.

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