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Wyze Video Doorbell is just $30 – Headphones and Thermostat to come

Wyze Video Doorbell is just $30 – Headphones and Thermostat to come

Wyze has launched its new Video Doorbell, the first of three new products - including headphones and a smart thermostat - it plans to announce over the next two weeks. The Wyze Video Doorbell promises a 1080p Full HD video feed from your front door, with motion-triggered notifications and an aspect ratio designed to capture everything that's going on at your doorstep.

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Amazon Sidewalk adds Tile as neighborhood network nears launch

Amazon Sidewalk adds Tile as neighborhood network nears launch

Amazon Sidewalk, its hyper-local neighborhood network system set to launch later this year, will work with Tile and Echo speakers the retailer has confirmed today. Previewed in 2019, Sidewalk promises a distributed alternative to regular WiFi networks, in which smart home devices like Ring cameras double as hubs for local communications.

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iRobot Roomba i3+ is a cheaper robot vacuum with an auto-emptying bin

iRobot Roomba i3+ is a cheaper robot vacuum with an auto-emptying bin

iRobot's smart robot vacuums are getting a cheaper baby brother, with the Roomba i3+ promising intelligent navigation and the ability to empty its own bin. Joining the existing Roomba i7+ and s9+ models, the i3+ uses the company's Genius Home Intelligence platform for easier feature updates down the line.

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This new Arlo video doorbell is battery powered for easier installs

This new Arlo video doorbell is battery powered for easier installs

Arlo has launched a new video doorbell, and this time it's going completely wire-free for those who don't want to run cabling to their front door. The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell keeps the 180-degree lens and HD resolution camera of its wired counterpart, but pairs it with a battery for much easier - or even temporary - installation.

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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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New Google Thermostat hits the FCC and it looks like Nest is getting Soli

New Google Thermostat hits the FCC and it looks like Nest is getting Soli

A new Google thermostat has been spotted at the FCC, with indications that it could include Google Soli gesture control using a new sensor. It's been several years since Google last updated the Nest Thermostat, with competition in the smart HVAC space arriving in the intervening years to fill that gap.

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Yale’s new Water Sensor wants to nip water damage in the bud

Yale’s new Water Sensor wants to nip water damage in the bud

Yale today announced a new accessory geared toward helping homeowners detect leaks and stop water damage before it becomes a major problem. Dubbed simply the Yale Sync Smart Water Sensor, this new device can be placed near potential problem areas to monitor for leaks. It's a straightforward and simple device, but it could wind up being very useful when you consider how much trouble water can cause.

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Wyze trials experimental ‘pay what you want’ Person Detection

Wyze trials experimental ‘pay what you want’ Person Detection

The previously available, then removed, and then returned again Person Detection feature for Wyze home security cameras is available to some Wyze customers at a pay-what-you-want rate, the company has announced. We've known about this intended business model since July, one that underscores the costs associated with offering this AI-powered capability. Whether this pricing structure works in the long run is yet to be seen.

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The most killer Android 11 feature is Quick Access Device Controls

The most killer Android 11 feature is Quick Access Device Controls

With Android 11, Google created a halfway point between the user and a variety of "control apps." The first major control app that'll utilize this most powerful Android 11 feature is Google Home. The feature's formal name is "Quick Access Device Controls" and it may change the way you use your smartphone, in a big way, from this point forward.

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New Peloton treadmill and bike expand range with new prices

New Peloton treadmill and bike expand range with new prices

Peloton has launched two new exercise models, with the new Peloton Bike+ and new Tread offering a more full-featured cycling experience and a new entry-level treadmill. Rumored last week, the two new models join rather than replace the existing bike and treadmill, with the current Peloton Bike now getting a price cut too.

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Cheaper Peloton treadmill and new flagship Bike+ roadmap leaks

Cheaper Peloton treadmill and new flagship Bike+ roadmap leaks

Peloton is readying a cheaper treadmill and a more premium version of its connected exercise bike, it's reported, expanding its fitness range in the face of growing demand from those outfitting home gyms. The company has seen a boost in sales from exercise enthusiasts looking to replicate some of the guided workout experience while gyms are closed.

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Alexa for Residential gives landlords a way to offer ‘smart’ rentals

Alexa for Residential gives landlords a way to offer ‘smart’ rentals

Amazon envisions a future in which its Alexa digital assistant is available in many homes, including rentals. The company has introduced Alexa for Residential, a new solution for property owners and managers who want to offer their buyers and renters 'smart' experiences, including voice-controlled lighting, appliances, and entertainment. of course, such applications would raise some important privacy questions.

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