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Google Home taps Philips Hue smart bulbs to gently wake you up

Google Home taps Philips Hue smart bulbs to gently wake you up

Google has announced some new features and abilities available to Google Home device owners, including the option to have Assistant gently wake you up using light from a connected Philips Hue smart light. The new feature mimics the sunrise, replacing the sudden, jarring audible alarm that most people use. The new alarm feature joins the ability to retrieve meditations from Headspace and more.

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Sony reveals price, availability for new speakers and 4K Blu-ray player

Sony reveals price, availability for new speakers and 4K Blu-ray player

Sony has revealed the pricing and availability for the home audio and video products it announced at CES 2019. The lineup includes portable speakers, a home audio system, wireless turntable, soundbar, and more. The products aren't all launching at the same time, but the wait for certain devices won't be long, with the first batch arriving just days from now.

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected Review

Neato Botvac D7 Connected Review

The original Neato Botvac D7 Connected launched all the way back at IFA 2017 - so a review now might seem a bit strange. Strange because we're generally reviewing devices so early, they've often not even been given a general consumer release. But with the D7, a few different elements are at play - one of which is the fact that the robot vacuum market doesn't turn over nearly as fast as the smartphone or tablet market, so there's really not a lot out there that's come to try to take the D7's lunch.

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Wyze Sense is the company’s newest $20 home security product

Wyze Sense is the company’s newest $20 home security product

Security company Wyze has launched its latest inexpensive home security device, the Wyze Sense. This new product brings with it the same $20 price tag as the company's cube-shaped security camera, but it serves a more complementary role in the overall Wyze ecosystem: it's a sensor system for home that works with existing Wyze security cameras.

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Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can Review: A $250 trash investment

Simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Can Review: A $250 trash investment

When I mention the cost of this garbage can, you may recoil in horror. How dare I even consider recommending anyone pay two hundred and fifty US dollars for a can into which garbage should go? I thought the same thing at first, then I considered how often I'd replaced my kitchen garbage can in the last decade. Then I got to thinking about how much I hated the fact that no garbage can I'd ever owned really did a great job of masking smells of any significant strength, ever. Then I wondered if a can of this caliber could actually be a good investment.

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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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Ford smart bed rolls sleepers back to their own side of the mattress

Ford smart bed rolls sleepers back to their own side of the mattress

Ford Europe is back with another interesting innovation, this one designed to solve the age-old problem of people who hog the bed. Tired of your significant other crowding your side of the mattress? This Ford smart bed can automatically roll them back onto their own side, helping each person get restful sleep without resorting to separate beds. The new smart bed joins the smart dog house Ford Europe introduced last year.

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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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Eve Light Strip smart LED light with HomeKit support now available

Eve Light Strip smart LED light with HomeKit support now available

The Eve Light Strip, a smart home LED lighting strip with Apple HomeKit support, is now available to purchase. The product is modular, able to be used in intervals as short as 1ft or in long stretches up to 32.8ft. The HomeKit support allows Apple device owners to control their home lighting with an Apple TV, HomePod speaker, or their iPhone.

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Panasonic HomeHawk Floor lamp has a built-in hidden camera

Panasonic HomeHawk Floor lamp has a built-in hidden camera

Panasonic is seeking funding for HomeHawk, a new floor lamp that features a built-in camera. The product is billed as an alternative to existing indoor home security cameras, one that blends in with the decor and doesn't require mounting. The lamp offers the same array of security features as many competing models, but with the added benefit of being essentially invisible.

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Orro Switch is an intelligent cloud-free lighting system for homes

Orro Switch is an intelligent cloud-free lighting system for homes

Orro has introduced a new smart dimmer called Switch, a product that intelligently controls the lighting in one's home for an automatic, convenient experience. The product doesn't depend on the cloud, meaning an outage won't take out the user's lighting, and the device is designed to function without Internet. The company has also put an emphasis on privacy, stating that all of Orro's features are opt-in.

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Roku adds Auto Sign Out Mode to simplify guest access

Roku adds Auto Sign Out Mode to simplify guest access

Smart TVs and set-top boxes are great...until guests come over, use the system, and mess up your personalization. Depending on the platform and whether parental controls are enabled, guests could potentially purchase and rent content from apps linked to the user's card, mess up the content recommendations on their favorite services, and more. Roku is here with a solution to this problem, and it is called Auto Sign Out Mode.

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