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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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Wyze launches new smart lock and teases future wireless keypad

Wyze launches new smart lock and teases future wireless keypad

Wyze, the company best known for its relatively inexpensive smart home and security products, has launched its own new smart lock. With the Wyze Lock, users can secure their home behind a wireless lock that features built-in sensors and remote control support. The Wyze Lock will soon be joined by a separate (but compatible) wireless lock keypad that can be used to manually enter access codes.

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Ring Video Doorbell gets new holiday faceplates and sounds

Ring Video Doorbell gets new holiday faceplates and sounds

Amazon has launched some fun holiday-themed faceplates for its Ring Video Doorbell, the company has announced. There are multiple faceplates too choose from; they can be paired with related holiday sounds designed for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah, including various versions of Jingle Bells, classic Christmas songs, and more.

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Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Instant Pot Star Wars makeover brings R2-D2, Darth Vader, and BB-8

Williams Sonoma has teamed up with Instant Pot to launch a new line featuring iconic imagery from the Star Wars universe. The new Instant Pot designs are available exclusively through Williams Sonoma, including the smallest model featuring the BB-8 design and the large 8qt model featuring a Chewbacca-inspired design. A total of five new Instant Pot special editions are available.

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Roomba update adds Keep Out Zones feature for i Series robots

Roomba update adds Keep Out Zones feature for i Series robots

iRobot has pushed out an update that brings 'Keep Out Zones' to its robotic vacuums. The new feature is now available in the iRobot app, enabling users to setup specific -- and quite precise -- zones within their home that the vacuums will not enter. The feature can be used to keep the devices from bumping into a fragile structure, prevent them from knocking over a pet's water dish, and more.

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