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Ring Geofence could help trim alert overload

Ring Geofence could help trim alert overload

Ring is adding a new Geofence feature to its video doorbells and security cameras, promising to cut down on unnecessary alerts as well as make more intelligent use of home/away mode. Rolling out from today, Ring Geofence sets up a virtual boundary around your home, and then uses that as a barrier to adjust which notifications and more you get from the system.

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Amazon Built It teases weird new products for pre-order pledges

Amazon Built It teases weird new products for pre-order pledges

Amazon today rolled out a new platform called Build It, which is part of its larger Day One Editions program. While Day One Editions focuses on limited-volume product runs to get new devices in the hands of consumers for the purposes of receiving feedback, Built It products will only be produced if enough Amazon customers register their interest through pre-orders. Amazon is kicking off its Built It program with three different products, and one of them is an Alexa cuckoo clock.

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Wyze Bulb Color is the latest budget IoT product for your smart home

Wyze Bulb Color is the latest budget IoT product for your smart home

Smart home company Wyze is back with a new connected light bulb, one that can -- unlike its previous bulb -- change colors. Called Wyze Bulb Color, the new lighting option enables users to change the color of their home's lighting to suit their mood, as well as utilizing different colors to serve as visual notifications and reminders.

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Ring Video Doorbell gets Alexa Greetings and Quick Replies

Ring Video Doorbell gets Alexa Greetings and Quick Replies

Ring Video Doorbell customers are getting a variety of new capabilities in the form of Smart Responses, including Alexa Greetings, Motion Warnings, and Quick Replies. With these features, users can have Alexa greet visitors, get more information about why they're visiting, offer directions for delivery services, and more.

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Weber’s new gas smart grills put the perfect steak an app-tap away

Weber’s new gas smart grills put the perfect steak an app-tap away

Weber is baking smart grilling tech into its gas grill models, expanding the Weber Connect system which allows cooks to remotely monitor and control how their meal is progressing. The new models - which see the connectivity added to Weber's popular Genesis and Spirit lines - tap the June smart oven technology which the companies first collaborated on, and which Weber subsequently brought in-house this year when it acquired June.

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Amazon wall-mounted Echo touchscreen tipped as your smart home hub

Amazon wall-mounted Echo touchscreen tipped as your smart home hub

Amazon is reportedly building a new, wall-mounted Echo, a touchscreen smart display which would act as a hub for family organization, smart home tech, media, and more. Alexa has already found its way into several generations of smart display, though so far they've been designed to sit on kitchen counters, desks, and nightstands.

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Carl Pei’s Nothing will start with wireless earbuds in summer 2021

Carl Pei’s Nothing will start with wireless earbuds in summer 2021

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, who left the fan-favorite smartphone maker to start his own "Nothing" company, is working on wireless headphones and more with Alphabet's backing, he's confirmed. Pei left OnePlus in late in 2020, having helped drive it from a budget Android smartphone with limited availability, to a relatively well known brand with several ranges and space on US carrier store shelves.

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PSA: All your Wyze smart home tech will have problems tonight

PSA: All your Wyze smart home tech will have problems tonight

If you own Wyze smart home devices and have a habit of staying up late at night, you may notice the devices becoming unavailable when you try to use them. This disruption will be caused by maintenance Wyze has planned, something that will impact user logins, the ability to sign up for new accounts, and the mobile app. As well, the company says its website will go into maintenance mode and some device functions will change.

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The Wyze Cam v3 has some bad news

The Wyze Cam v3 has some bad news

The newly launched Wyze Cam v3, the latest version of the company's cube-shaped indoor home security camera, will be difficult to buy over the next few months due to an issue with suppliers. The company emailed users alerting them to the stock issue, noting that customers should expect to see some Wyze products come in and out of stock based on available supply.

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Ring Video Doorbell Wired goes small on price and size

Ring Video Doorbell Wired goes small on price and size

Ring has launched a new video doorbell, and rather than temperamental batteries the Ring Video Doorbell Wired focuses on two things: size, and price. The company's smallest doorbell so far, it also has the smallest price of a Ring model, coming in at $59.99.

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Amazon Alexa will proactively take action on Hunches

Amazon Alexa will proactively take action on Hunches

In the earlier days of smart assistants, they seemed only smart because of how they seemed to know things or do things like magic. Of course, they still needed to scour the net or wirelessly flick a switch, and most of the time you still had to actually tell them to do those. These days, the likes of Amazon Alexa have definitely gotten smarter, able to predict your next move, and, in this latest update, even take action without having to ask your permission.

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Peloton stacked classes let you build a custom workout

Peloton stacked classes let you build a custom workout

Peloton is adding stacked classes to its exercise platform, finally allowing users to build custom workout routines that combine multiple sessions into one. The new system treats Peloton's on-demand classes much in the way that a physical gym would operate, with the ability to combine workouts focused on different parts of the body into one smooth-running session.

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