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Amazon’s weird Alexa sticky note printer will start shipping this summer

Amazon’s weird Alexa sticky note printer will start shipping this summer

If you were one of the people who pledged to buy the Smart Sticky Note Printer introduced as one of Amazon's Day 1 Edition concepts, good news: the device will start shipping later this summer. As expected, the tiny portable printer can be used to print out reminders on-demand using Alexa voice commands, as well as puzzles, recipes, and similar things.

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Google Assistant can now help find your phone and order your takeout

Google Assistant can now help find your phone and order your takeout

Google is adding four new Assistant features, aiming to streamline how its AI interacts with the smart home, helps with takeout orders, and even helps hunt down a lost device. A new "Hey Google, find my phone" feature works with all Nest smart speakers and smart displays - including the most recent Nest Hub 2nd Generation - to track iPhones and Android devices.

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Wyze 000s with Noonlight to offer smart home users 24/7 monitoring

Wyze 000s with Noonlight to offer smart home users 24/7 monitoring

Budget smart home company Wyze has announced an expanded partnership with Noonlight that offers its customers 24/7 monitoring services. The new option, which comes with a small monthly fee, combines the DIY nature of Wyze's smart home devices with Noonlight's monitoring service, making the overall system a bit more useful for security-minded users.

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Wyze Floor Lamp learns your light demands

Wyze Floor Lamp learns your light demands

Wyze has revealed its latest product, and the company continues its spread through the smart home with the new Wyze Floor Lamp. Up for pre-order now, the new lamp comes what a Bluetooth remote control to adjust brightness though, Wyze promises, after a few uses you won't need to do that manually.

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Echo Show 10 deal makes rotating Alexa display far more appealing

Echo Show 10 deal makes rotating Alexa display far more appealing

Amazon's Echo Show 10 has seen a big price cut, with a new deal on the motorized smart display making it a much easier sell for your kitchen counter or desk. Announced late last year, the third generation of the Alexa-powered smart display mounts its 10-inch screen on a twisting speaker body.

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Crestron Horizon Thermostat takes on Nest with smart home integration

Crestron Horizon Thermostat takes on Nest with smart home integration

Crestron has added a new smart thermostat to its connected home range, with the Crestron Horizon Thermostat promising touchscreen convenience along with remote sensors as it takes on Nest and others. Although designed to integrate with a Crestron Home smart home system, the Horizon will also work as a standalone WiFi thermostat.

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Galaxy SmartTag+ with UWB support gets a release date

Galaxy SmartTag+ with UWB support gets a release date

Earlier this year, Samsung revealed an enhanced SmartTag it's simply calling the SmartTag+. Functionality is still mostly the same - you'll still attach these SmartTags to items that prone to to being misplaced so you can find them easily - but as the name suggests, SmartTag+ comes with new functionality over its predecessor. Now, Samsung has told when we can expect SmartTag+ to launch.

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Facebook Portal TV finally gets support for Zoom video calls

Facebook Portal TV finally gets support for Zoom video calls

If you're a Facebook Portal user who prefers to have your video calls up on the big screen, the company has some good news. As of today, Zoom (as well as GoToMeeting) is now available on Portal TV, the version of Portal that is essentially a smart webcam for your home television. The new support comes weeks after Facebook added Zoom support to its non-TV Portal devices.

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Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro adds radar for less annoying motion alerts

Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro adds radar for less annoying motion alerts

Ring has a new addition to its camera-toting security light line-up, with the Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro promising smarter detection and more useful alerts. Like the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, launched back in February, this new floodlight camera borrows tech more familiar from modern cars, with a radar sensor to power 3D Motion Detection.

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New Sonos and IKEA Symfonisk speaker teased [Update: Art Speaker too]

New Sonos and IKEA Symfonisk speaker teased [Update: Art Speaker too]

Sonos Roam reviews may have dropped this morning, but the new portable speaker isn't the only thing the company is getting excited about, with the prospect of a new IKEA Symfonisk launch in the pipeline. The collaboration between Sonos and IKEA broke cover back in 2019, with two initial products tapping the multi-room audio tech of one company and the low pricing strategy of the other.

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Xiaomi car plans revealed as Chinese firm pumps cash into smart EV project

Xiaomi car plans revealed as Chinese firm pumps cash into smart EV project

Xiaomi is looking to the garage for its next big expansion, with the Chinese behemoth announcing it's launching a smart electric vehicle business. The new subsidiary will get an initial investment worth around $1.46 billion, Xiaomi founder, chairman, and CEO Lei Jun announced today, also confirming that he will be the CEO of the new EV 000.

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Nest Hub 2nd Gen Review – The sleep tracking I’ve been waiting for

Nest Hub 2nd Gen Review – The sleep tracking I’ve been waiting for

Google is hoping you'll like the new, second-generation Nest Hub enough that you'll take it into the bedroom, with the third outing for its Soli sensor promising sleep tracking without anything on your wrist. Still $100, the new smart display aims to replace your old clock-radio and give some fresh insight into how restful your night was, though when the lights go out there are still some questions to be answered.

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