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Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Review: Light Entertainment

Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Review: Light Entertainment

TV is a welcome distraction these days, and with more movies skipping the theater and making their debut on streaming platforms, making your media room more engaging seems like a good idea. The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box may have an awkward name but the idea is simple: using the color-changing lights already a hit with smart home fans, expand what's happening on-screen beyond the bezels of your TV.

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Xiaomi Redmi is launching a Smart Display and a massive smart TV

Xiaomi Redmi is launching a Smart Display and a massive smart TV

It's been something of a big day for Xiaomi - in addition to announcing the Redmi K30 Pro and the K30 Pro Zoom, the company also announced a new smart display and a new TV. Details on the TV and the smart display aren't as readily accessible as they were for both the phones, but Xiaomi did give a little bit away about each device. In fact, in the case of the smart display, there's no guarantee it'll even get made.

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Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS Review: WiFi air purifier gets connected

Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS Review: WiFi air purifier gets connected

Self-isolation has a lot of people paying extra attention to just how welcoming their home is, and if cleaner air and fewer smells are important then an air purifier is a good place to upgrade. Coway's Airmega AP-1512HHS takes one of the company's most popular models, the AP-1512HH Mighty, and gives it a WiFi upgrade like the more expensive Airmega purifiers.

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Sonos S2 promises big features – and a big decision for current owners

Sonos S2 promises big features – and a big decision for current owners

Sonos is readying Sonos S2, its new OS for connected speakers, which will be released in June and power all new hardware from the company from that point on. As you might have guessed, the arrival of Sonos S2 is also the reason why the company began encouraging owners of some of its earliest hardware to consider upgrading over the past few months.

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Ring Video Doorbell 3 models, plus Pre-Roll feature, unveiled

Ring Video Doorbell 3 models, plus Pre-Roll feature, unveiled

Amazon's home security company Ring has announced two new connected doorbell products, one of which leaked almost in its entirety in recent weeks, as well as a new feature called Pre-Roll. The new Ring Video Doorbell 3 is joined by the Video Doorbell 3 Plus, the latter of which also offers that Pre-Roll technology. These models build upon the features offered by the Ring Video Doorbell 2 model.

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La Marzocco’s espresso machines now have an app

La Marzocco’s espresso machines now have an app

High-end espresso machine maker La Marzocco is bringing its latest home coffee equipment into the IoT world, launching a new app that can remotely connect and control two of its most popular models. The La Marzocco Linea Mini - announced back in 2015 as the most affordable in the range - and the GS3 are each getting a wireless upgrade.

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The Philips Hue V1 bridge is about to lose support and owners are furious

The Philips Hue V1 bridge is about to lose support and owners are furious

Philips has begun notifying users of its first-generation Hue bridge that it's time for an upgrade, after warning owners that it would be discontinuing support and new features for the smart lighting hub. Users of the Hue Bridge V1 started receiving alerts in the app this week that their cloud support was nearing the end, and the reception hasn't been entirely positive.

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Alexa’s new features detailed: Severe weather, NBA, and commuting

Alexa’s new features detailed: Severe weather, NBA, and commuting

Amazon rolled out a number of new features for its Alexa personal assistant over the month of February, ones you may not have realized arrived. The new features are convenient for a wide number of users, including for people who regularly commute to work or school, basketball fans, and for anyone who lives in a region prone to severe weather. As previously announced, the personal assistant can also offer 2020 election updates, as well.

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Eero just added Apple HomeKit support

Eero just added Apple HomeKit support

Eero today announced that it has added Apple HomeKit support to its lineup of routers. The idea of flipping the switch on HomeKit support is to make IoT setups more secure, but of course, there's also the benefit of being able to control your router through the Apple Home app. Support is rolling out today, with Eero putting together a multi-part post on its help site to guide people through the set up process.

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Google Nest Cam outage continues: Here’s what we know

Google Nest Cam outage continues: Here’s what we know

If you own a Google Nest Cam home security camera, you've likely been unable to access live video from the camera for hours. This is due to an ongoing outage that has impacted the device's live video feature, as well as its video history. The outage was confirmed earlier today and has persisted in the hours since. Fortunately, the problem won't be around much longer.

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Wyze details future products: Band, Scale, outdoor and doorbell cameras

Wyze details future products: Band, Scale, outdoor and doorbell cameras

Budget smart home company Wyze has offered its customers a look at its upcoming product lineup, including new products that were made obvious as part of the company's massive data leak late last year. In addition to plans for an outdoor camera and a doorbell camera, the company is also planning to release two smart wellness products that'll help users track their health.

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Ring just rolled out a big new security feature – here’s what to do

Ring just rolled out a big new security feature – here’s what to do

Ring has found itself at the center of some controversy lately, and today, it's rolling out some new security features in response. There are two areas of focus with today's updates, as they bolster account security by making two-factor authentication mandatory and give more control over how user data is shared with third-party companies.

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