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Google’s Smart Displays Get Continued Conversations

In the early days of digital assistants, whenever you wanted to ask the digital assistant something new, you’d have to launch it again. This is very unnatural because in real life, do you keep calling out your friend’s name whenever you have a conversation? Chances are you don’t, which is […]

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Google Assistant is now your multilingual interpreter

During CES last month, Google announced its Home speakers and smart displays with Assistant would be capable of becoming virtual interpreters and translate live conversations between people speaking in different languages. The feature seems to be rolling out to the masses as an official support page has been set up, and several devices are now capable […]

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Woo your valentine with these Google Store deals, including Pixel 2 and lots of smart home tech

Valentine’s Day is coming up and you still don’t know what to get your significant other? Think no more; Google has you covered with bundles and special deals on the Pixel 2, several connected home devices, and accessories. The only smartphones on sale are the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, which are down to […]

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Pranksters Access Nest Camera To Broadcast Fake Missile Attack

Smart gadgets are wonderful things. They help us automate a lot of our lives, and provide us with even better and accessible home security than ever. However its security is really only as strong as your account’s password, which is what a family in Orinda discovered when their Nest camera […]

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Photographer Spotlight: Jonathan Schechner

An ongoing series from Jerusalem, Israel-born, Burlington, Vermont-based photographer Jonathan Schechner. Interested in the themes of home, isolation and the various intersections of people and the environment, “For the time being” sees Schechner processing his own sense of belonging. Despite having lived in Vermont since 2005, Schechner continues to seek clarity when it comes to […]

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Xiaomi’s Yi Home Camera 3 Announced With Smarter Notifications

For those who are unfamiliar, Xiaomi actually makes a lot more things than just phones, which the company is probably best known for. In fact Xiaomi actually makes a fair number of smart home products such as smart lighting systems and even security cameras, the latter of which was announced […]

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Vayyar knocks 40% off its Walabot Home fall sensor 3 months after launch

For elder folks, suffering a trip or fall can result in serious health complications. Roughly every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, according to the National Council on Aging, and every 19 minutes,  a senior dies from fall. In fact, among older adults, […]

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DC-area home values up 40 pct. since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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DC-area home values up 40% since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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DC-area home values up 40 percent since 2009

WASHINGTON — D.C.-area home sales hit monthly price records for November. Listing service Bright MLS said the median price of what sold in the D.C. region in November was $449,500 — up 5.9 percent from a year ago and a record high for the month of November. The median price was also up 5.5 percent […]

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McAfee Predicts More Malware Will Target Smart Homes In 2019

The conveniences offered up by smart home devices like smart bulbs, thermostats, locks, and more are too good to pass up. After all who wouldn’t relish the idea of a home adapting to our needs, our lights turning on automatically when needed, temperatures adjusted dynamically to offer the most comfort, […]

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