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Wyze Video Doorbell Pro arrives for preorder: Features, release date, price

Wyze Video Doorbell Pro arrives for preorder: Features, release date, price

Smart home company Wyze has launched its new Video Doorbell Pro for preorder. The device is exactly what it sounds like: a smart doorbell with a built-in camera, offering consumers an alternative to similar products from larger companies. Wyze promises a wide-angle view, rapid installation, long battery life, and more.

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Facebook Portal Go reviews are out, and the worst part is pretty obvious

Facebook Portal Go reviews are out, and the worst part is pretty obvious

The first reviews of Facebook's Portal Go are out, and while the social network's push into video calling gadgets may have met with confusion initially, amidst a pandemic and an improving product range it turns out this portable version is actually unexpectedly good. Of course, anybody who has been following the tech world - or, heck, the real world - even tangentially recently will already probably be able to predict the Portal Go's big problem.

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HomePod mini gets new colors in time for the holidays

HomePod mini gets new colors in time for the holidays

While we had a pretty good idea of what to expect going into today's Apple event, Apple kicked it off by giving us an update on the HomePod mini. As it turns out, the HomePod mini is about to get new models in several different colors. While there don't seem to be any changes from a hardware standpoint, these new colors give prospective buyers options aside from the standard white and space gray models.

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Nanoleaf Lines Review

Nanoleaf Lines Review

The latest LED light system from Nanoleaf goes by the name Nanoleaf Lines. These are LED light bars that are sort of the opposite of what they've released in past editions. The first several sets of Nanoleaf products were LED light shapes connected in combinations chosen by the consumer. With Lines, Nanoleaf still has a modular system for placement, but the lights shine at the wall instead of outward.

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Netgear Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E system will cost you $1500

Netgear Orbi Quad-band Mesh WiFi 6E system will cost you $1500

If you're looking for a new WiFi 6E mesh internet system, Netgear has... an option for you. The Orbi Quad-band WiFi 6E Mesh System enables newly available (in select areas of the world) 6GHz WiFi internet "throughout the home." This is the sort of router and mesh internet system you get when you want to be ready for the future - or the present, if you happen to be one of the few with access to WiFi 6E.

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IKEA Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker (Gen 2) Review

IKEA Symfonisk Table Lamp Speaker (Gen 2) Review

Sonos' collaboration with IKEA continues to flirt at the odder edges of the smart home, and the new IKEA Symfonisk table lamp speaker (Gen 2) is a perfect example. Like the original, launched back in 2019, it's a Sonos speaker and an IKEA lamp in the same footprint, combined with the relative affordability the Swedish furniture-maker is infamous for.

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Nest’s cheapest camera and its Nest Cam with Floodlight go on sale

Nest’s cheapest camera and its Nest Cam with Floodlight go on sale

Nest's newest connected security cameras - including its first with a built-in floodlight system - are now up for order, offering new options inside and out. The Nest Cam (wired) and Nest Cam with Floodlight were announced back in August, alongside the second-generation Nest Doorbell and the new Nest Cam (wireless).

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Ring Video Doorbell gets Halloween-themed Quick Replies

Ring Video Doorbell gets Halloween-themed Quick Replies

Amazon's Ring has rolled out new Quick Replies for the Halloween season, giving Ring Video Doorbell owners access to some mildly creepy quick replies for those times you're away from home. The Quick Replies, as with the Halloween-themed ringtones, are a temporary offering to add a bit of amusement for holiday visitors.

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Amazon Astro robot leak alleges big privacy and durability concerns [Update]

Amazon Astro robot leak alleges big privacy and durability concerns [Update]

Only hours after Amazon took the wraps off its pricey Astro robot comes a damning report that alleges numerous privacy, navigation, and durability concerns related to the product. Multiple sources who allegedly worked as developers on the Astro project made serious claims about the product, with one going so far as to call the robot "terrible."

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“Astro, hold my beer”: Amazon’s home robot should fear more than the stairs

“Astro, hold my beer”: Amazon’s home robot should fear more than the stairs

Amazon knows you're probably skeptical about "Alexa on wheels," but it's making its Astro robot anyway. Announced today, the latest iteration of the retailer's smart assistant cuts the cord completely - well, for as long as the battery lasts, anyway - in a way the rotating Echo Show 10 could only dream of, though there's still an uphill struggle if Astro is to convince us that it's a household necessity.

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Ring Alarm Pro puts a WiFi router in your Ring base station

Ring Alarm Pro puts a WiFi router in your Ring base station

It's not an Amazon Devices and Services reveal event without new Ring devices, and Amazon announced an interesting one today. Amazon led its Ring announcements with the reveal of the Ring Alarm Pro, which combines an eero WiFi router with a Ring Alarm base station. In addition to the Ring Alarm Pro, Amazon also announced several new services that will be associated with it, including something that will allow construction professionals to secure their jobsites when they're away.

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Amazon Glow is a kids video camera with a game projector built in

Amazon Glow is a kids video camera with a game projector built in

Amazon has a new video calling system, but Amazon Glow is intended for kids, not to turn your home into an extension of the office. The upright video calling screen integrates a projector, which beams an interactive play surface onto the desk or floor.

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