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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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Toro Smartstow Recycler 22-inch 60V MAX* electric lawn mower Review

Toro Smartstow Recycler 22-inch 60V MAX* electric lawn mower Review

In the summer of 2020 I reviewed the Toro 22" (56cm) 60V MAX* Electric Battery Smartstow Personal Pace High Wheel Mower (20363) over the course of a couple of months. That's an extremely long name for such a simple piece of machinery, but absolutely necessary when it comes to the testing of a tool that can take considerable wear and tear damage over time. With the "Flex-Force Power System" (plug-and-play rechargeable batteries and charger), 22-inch blade for mowing, and a tenacious yard of summertime grass, I ran this mower through the paces more than a few times.

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WORX Landroid M robotic mower Review : Automatic electronic yard care

WORX Landroid M robotic mower Review : Automatic electronic yard care

This summer I've been testing several lawn mowers, the most unique of which is this robot from WORX. This is the WORX Landroid M robotic mower, a fully automated, cordless, rechargeable battery powered piece of equipment that'll do all your work for you. The biggest obstacle you'll face is setup, and that's pretty straightforward if you follow the directions step-by-step.

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LG Signature smart wine cellar packs voice control and cheese drawer

LG Signature smart wine cellar packs voice control and cheese drawer

LG Signature has taken the wraps off its new Wine Cellar, a smart home appliance that can hold up to 65 bottles of wine, as well as snacks. The key aspect of this wine cellar is its 'smart' nature, one that includes the ability to peek in at the wine with a couple of knocks, to automatically serve snacks with the push of a button, and to preserve wine with climate control.

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Wyze users can now access emergency services in its smart home app

Wyze users can now access emergency services in its smart home app

Smart home company Wyze has announced a new partnership with Noonlight that brings a new emergency services feature directly to its mobile app. With this, Wyze device owners can easily access emergency services from within the Wyze app, eliminating the need to separately dial 911. The feature works simply by tapping an emergency button found within the mobile app.

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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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