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Win a Blink camera home security starter set and protect your turf

Whether you want to protect your home from burglars, see a live feed of what’s going on in your home while you’re away, or just keep an eye on your pets, wireless IP cams are a great way to do it. Modern technology has made these cameras an affordable alternative to expensive home security systems, but we’ll do you one better: We’ve teamed up with Blink to give one reader a Blink indoor camera starter set (a $99 value) totally free. Blink offers a great lineup of home security technology,…

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Win a Flo detection system and catch leaks before they do damage

Water damage is more of a problem than you might think: The Insurance Information Institute reports that water damage costs American homeowners more than $9 billion per year and, perhaps most surprisingly, your home is five times more likely to suffer serious water damage than it is a fire or burglary. What’s more, the average water damage insurance claim costs more than $8,000 – making it something you clearly want to avoid ever having to deal with. If you have smoke detectors and/or a security system, then it also makes sense…

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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Laptop screen extenders and self-healing tents

Previous Next At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. We’ve cut through the fidget spinners and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting new crowdfunding projects out there this week. That said, keep in mind that any crowdfunding project — even those with the best intentions — can fail, so do…

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Now the government thinks your TV is spying on you and wants FTC to investigate

US senators Richard Blumenthal and Ed Markey want the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether internet-connected smart TVs violate viewers’ privacy, Ars Technica reported. The New England Democratic senators wrote to FTC chairman Joseph Simons to express their concerns. “While the evolution of the smart TV has ushered in a new era of innovation and interactivity, we must ensure that these technological advancements do not come at the expense of our privacy. We request that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continue its previous work on smart TVs and launch an investigation into the…

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Hurom’s latest H-AI Slow Juicer can feed itself and save you the trouble

[embedded content] If you won’t eat your fruits and vegetables, Hurom is making it easier than ever to drink them. Here to ensure that you’re getting your daily dose of vitamins, minerals, and everything else provided by those leafy greens and apple peels is the new H-AI Slow Juicer, the latest product from the South Korean company. Available in three colors, this new juicer boasts a smart, self-feeding hopper that allows this new juicing machine to operate automatically. And when combined with its efficient vertical pulp outlet and its 3-degree…

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Canary’s Safety Button adds personal security when you’re away from home

Since its Indiegogo crowdfunded launch in 2013, Canary’s smart security cameras and monitoring service have focused on protecting people and property at home. In partnership with Noonlight, Canary subscribers now have a personal Safety Button for automated emergency response regardless of location. Noonlight’s emergency response app costs $3 per user per month purchased from the developer. Canary subscribers get the button for all family members at no extra charge beyond the $10 monthly Canary fee per residential location. Canary subscribers with relatives living at the same location who aren’t registered with…

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Oscar the A.I. trash can sorts your garbage and recyclables

Confused by which items in your trash are recyclable? Oscar the artificial intelligence garbage bin can do the sorting for you — at least that’s the claim by Autonomous, the ergonomic office and gaming furniture company behind Oscar. If you are intrigued by a smart device that will help sort your garbage, Autonomous plans to a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for Oscar starting July 17. According to Autonomous, when you drop an item of trash in Oscar’s recognition and sorting mechanism an image-recognition camera detects whether or not it is recyclable. Oscar drops anything it deems…

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The Brava Smart Oven cooks with light, and for under $1,000

[embedded content] Cooking with fire was so 600,000 years ago. These days, you’re cooking with light. At least, that is, if you’re cooking with Brava’s new smart oven and its Pure Light Cooking technology, a new culinary methodology that harnesses light as an energy source to help you prepare delicious (and nutritious) meals. As its name suggests, Brava’s Pure Light Cooking tech promises to heat its proprietary lamps to temperatures sufficient for cooking, creating a cooking environment that claims to be the equivalent to a 500 degree oven. The coolest (which…

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Don’t miss your chance to win big with Amazon’s Alexa Prime Day giveaway

Prime Day, Amazon’s big yearly sales event, is almost here. On Monday, June 16, Prime members can take advantage of a myriad of great deals and other special offers, and Amazon has announced that 2018’s special sale will run through the 17th – officially making it the longest Amazon Prime Day yet. Since it began in 2015 (Amazon’s 20th anniversary), Prime Day has quickly grown to rival other annual sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, thanks to deep discounts on name-brand electronics, like the iPad, and other hot…

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Amazon Alexa enrolls in Northeastern, where she’ll serve as a study buddy

Your newest study buddy is named Alexa. For students at Boston’s Northeastern University, Amazon’s virtual assistant is much more than a helper around the house — she’s also lending a hand in college. While she likely won’t help anyone ace an organic chemistry test, she can help busy students keep track of other important information, like their class schedule, tuition due dates, and other logistics that the college crowd simply doesn’t have time for. The skill will make its debut this fall and is named the Husky Helper after Northeastern’s canine…

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