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Google Home Hub Embraces the Hybrid Connected Home

Making a wager on the existence of connected home life beyond pure voice activation, Google has announced Google Home Hub, a 7-in. touchscreen tabletop display with the Google Assistant built…

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Facebook Bets on Smart Video Calling with Portal Displays

Putting a new face on the social network, Facebook has announced its Portal line of countertop video displays and cameras, designed to enable video calling with Facebook friends or Messenger…

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Google Home Mini Speaker Turns Blue with Aqua Version

Moving beyond the original chalk, charcoal, and coral versions, the popular Google Home Mini voice-activated speaker has taken a cue from mid-century modern design with a new aqua version. Clad…

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Ring Branches out with New Stick Up Cams

In synchronization with product announcements from new parent company Amazon, smart doorbell pioneer Ring brought its own news to the day in the form of a revamped Ring Stick Up…

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Yale Connects Its Assure Smart Locks with August App

The first visible fruits of ASSA ABLOY’s acquisition of Silicon Valley smart lock maker August Home in 2017 have reached market, in the form of a new line of locks…

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Locky Adds Smart Safety to Dumb Door Locks

One of the caveats of converting your home into a “smart” space is that you essentially have to replace the devices, items, and components you have already invested in with…

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4 indoor air quality monitors for a healthier smart home

Do you often wonder why you sneeze a lot indoors or find your allergies flaring up? It could be because there’s room for improvement regarding your home’s interior air quality. There…

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ENTR smart door lock extends colour palette with black version

ASSA ABLOY built their award-winning ENTR smart door lock to blend seamlessly with European contemporary smart home design. Now, the product is available in a new black colour, as well…

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Nest expands smart-home foothold with security tech

In the Alphabet company’s most expansive product announcement to date, Nest Labs recently unveiled a new line of home security technology designed to further entrench their footing in the connected…

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Product brief: Nest Thermostat E a lower-cost alternative

Setting a high-water mark for residential thermostat retail pricing in 2011 with the launch of the original $249 Nest Learning Thermostat, the Palo Alto company has brought down the cost…

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