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Apple acquires Xnor.ai leaving Wyze cams blind to people

Apple acquires Xnor.ai leaving Wyze cams blind to people

Apple buys smaller tech companies from time to time, as its own PR would reply to inquiries. It's no that often, however, that you hear of such an acquisition causing a different company direct problems. That's exactly the strange situation behind Apple's reported purchase of Seattle-based startup Xnor.ai which is apparently the real reason why Wyze is losing a key feature of its smart security cameras.

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Wyze reports another compromised database, leaked information still unknown

Wyze reports another compromised database, leaked information still unknown

Wyze bills itself as the smart home system for the masses but some seem to have taken issue at the hidden costs of its affordability. The recent report of a massive database breach just a day after Christmas definitely doesn't help Wyze cause, especially when it has to disclose that another database was apparently breached as well. This time, however, Wyze assures customers that the impact is less than feared but has yet to confirm what exactly was leaked.

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Report alleges massive Wyze data breach, but many questions remain

Report alleges massive Wyze data breach, but many questions remain

Budget smart home company Wyze is the subject of a new security report alleging massive user data loss in what is described as a huge security breach. Wyze has acknowledged the report but has said that it hasn't yet been able to confirm whether the claims are true. The company was only made aware of the report earlier today from a second party, which claims on its own website that it verified the leak by reviewing 'the records.'

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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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Wyze Cam is about to lose Person Detection, but it’ll return soon

Wyze Cam is about to lose Person Detection, but it’ll return soon

Wyze, the company behind a growing line of inexpensive home security products, has revealed that its Wyze Cam security cameras will soon lose access to the 'Person Detection' feature. The change will take place in an upcoming firmware update and will ultimately be temporary, according to the company. Users have a couple of more months to use the feature before it disappears.

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Wyze Plug Review: A budget smart plug for dumb appliances

Wyze Plug Review: A budget smart plug for dumb appliances

Wyze, the company that skyrocketed to popularity with its $20 security cameras and solidified its status with an inexpensive home sensor kit and connected light bulb, is back with another smart home device: Wyze Plug. The newly launched Wyze Plug, which was introduced earlier this year, enables users to connect any dumb gadget to their WiFi network, adding it to a wider smart home setup for use with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.

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Wyze’s new $15 smart plug supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Wyze’s new $15 smart plug supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Wyze has expanded its smart home portfolio with the launch of Wyze Plug, a new product that is exactly what it sounds like: a smart plug that connects to one's wireless network, enabling anyone to control the device plugged into the plug using voice commands. The new plug is a surprise launch joining the recently released Wyze Bulb and the relatively new Wyze Sense kit.

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Wyze Bulb Review: An $8 smart light with Google Assistant support

Wyze Bulb Review: An $8 smart light with Google Assistant support

Wyze, the company that skyrocketed to popularity by launching a $20 home security camera, is back with yet another product: connected light bulbs. These bulbs are integrated with the Wyze app but do not require a separate hub; even better, they come with an $8 price tag, making them one of (if not the) cheapest connected bulbs on the market. As we've found with the three Wyze cameras and sensor system we've reviewed, the Wyze Bulb works flawlessly.

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Wyze adds AI-powered Person Detection to its security cameras

Wyze adds AI-powered Person Detection to its security cameras

Wyze has released a free firmware update that brings a Person Detection feature to the company's existing Wyze Cam v2 (the cube-shaped model), as well as the tower-shaped and motorized Wyze Cam Pan. The new feature is powered by artificial intelligence under a partnership with Xnor.ai, making it possible to add the new ability without requiring a hardware upgrade.

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Wyze Bulb just the start, budget smart home firm promises

Wyze Bulb just the start, budget smart home firm promises

The unexpected arrival of the Wyze Bulb has been followed by open sales through the company's app, with the notably affordable smart lighting set to ship in June. Spotted earlier in the week, the Wyze Bulb takes on established challengers like Philips Hue and LIFX.

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