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Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 Offers FHD All-Weather Surveillance Without Wires

Smart home has become a big industry as of recent years with more consumers adapting to the use of smart light bulbs, home surveillance and connected household products. In the past, we have received Netgear's Arlo Q and found their security cameras can stack up to their rival Nest's offering while offering better longterm value. Earlier today Netgear announced their new Arlo Pro 2. This new product offers the same portability and robust design as their original Arlo Pro line. This allows it to be used both indoors or outdoors either wirelessly or via an optional power cable which unlocks advanced...

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All The Major Hardware Announcements From Google’s Keynote Event

Earlier today, Google held a press event showcasing their newest hardware products in front of media from around the world. The keynote was held in an Apple-like fashion giving insight on what the company is doing behind the scenes, providing interest statistics about their users and ultimately showing off new hardware devices. Here are the major hardware announcements that Google made during today's event: Google Home Mini Initially leaked yesterday by Walmart, the Home Mini is the little brother to their original Google Home device. With a smaller form-factor and more affordable price, the concept rivals that of Amazon's...

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Walmart Leaks Google’s Unannounced Home Mini Speaker

Google's October 4th event is just one day away, and a significant device leak just happened. We have already heard talks that they may announce a new PixelBook with their Voice Assistant integrated within it, but Walmart just leaked an unannounced product from the Big G. The retailer founded by former billionaire Sam Walton accidentally posted a product page for the Google Home Mini, a condensed version of their standard Google Home device. The idea that Google would release a product like this makes sense since their main competitor Amazon did the same with the release of their Echo Dot which sells...

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Ring Launches An Affordable Home Security System For $299

Ring is a brand most notable for their video doorbell product lines, but the company is quickly expanding in the smart home security space. Earlier today they announced an affordable security system designed for self-installation. The base Ring Protect system includes a base station, keypad, contact sensor (for a door or window), motion detector and range extender. Existing Ring products like their video doorbells and security cameras will automatically integrate into the system. Additional components like sensors and keypads are available for purchase separately. After purchasing the Protect system, you'll still need to dish out $10/month to Ring for service. However,...

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Amazon Updates Their Alexa Lineup With Six New Hardware Products

Ever since we took at look at the original Echo, we knew the potential of this kind of technology had big things on the horizon for Amazon. Fast forward two years and the company has just announced six new physical products sporting Alexa technology all aimed to serve different purposes in your households. Echo (2nd Generation) – $99.99 Priced at just under $100, the regular echo has received a makeover with a smaller form-factor and fabric exterior. Its capabilities match the original Echo, but the smaller size does see a downsizing of internal hardware such as the tweeter which...

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Leaked Image Shows Cheaper Plastic Version Of Nest Thermostat (Updated)

Nest is a huge player in the smart home market, and their modern thermostat was has brought immense success to the company thus far. After being acquired by Google, Nest has continued to innovate within the industry making their own buyout of Dropcam and using that IQ to manufacture and release multiple iterations of their Nest home Wi-Fi security cameras for both indoor and outdoor use. Over the years, Nest has improved their thermostat model with thinner designs and bright, better displays yet the core functionality has stayed the same so had the price-point. However, popular tech leaker Evan Blass...

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