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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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Netatmo’s new Smart Alarm System doesn’t require a subscription

Netatmo’s new Smart Alarm System doesn’t require a subscription

Netatmo has unveiled its new Smart Alarm System in time for IFA 2019, introducing consumers to a full home security system that doesn't require a subscription in order to access all of its features. The system utilizes facial recognition technology and is comprised of various components, including a security camera, motion detection hardware, and an indoor alarm.

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Nest Hello doorbell now detects package delivery

Nest Hello doorbell now detects package delivery

Nest Hello smart doorbell (with camera) devices with a Nest Aware subscription were given an upgrade today in the form of package detection. This new system can send a notification to the user's phone when a package has been delivered within their Nest camera's visual range. This same system can send a notification when it believes that a package has been picked up.

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PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew reveals ‘brew computer’ for beer, coffee, tea, and kombucha

PicoBrew is unveiled its new Pico MultiBrew, a single machine that can be used to brew multiple types of beverages, including coffee, kombucha, horchata, tea, cold brew, craft beer, and chai. The appliance is said to offer 'computer precision brewing,' as well as a microprocessor and 'advanced sensors.' Among other things, the MultiBrew uses eco-friendly and compostable cups.

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