Ed OswaldFreelance contributor, TechHive

Ed is a technology journalist, music nut, and gadget geek who hails from the somewhat small town of Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?

Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to find your own personal meteorologist.

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Ambient Weather WS-5000 weather station review: High-end features for less

The WS-5000 has its quirks, but it supports lots of optional sensors and it sports best-in-class smart home capabilities.

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Evoca promises cord-cutters an alternative to dependence on the internet

The company’s service is based on ATSC 3.0 broadcasts, aka Next Gen TV.

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The SAAM smoke detector serves as an air quality monitor when it's not warning you of fire danger

The manufacturer says its smart home device can detect a fire in seconds, and that machine learning will make it smarter over time.

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Moen completes its whole-home water security portfolio with the Flo by Moen Smart Sump Pump Monitor

The company now offers a complete collection of smart products designed to prevent costly water damage.

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Ampere’s Shower Power is a Bluetooth speaker that operates on water power

A backup battery keeps the tunes going while you dry your hair and get dressed.

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Lockly has new smart locks for swingers and sliders (doors, that is)

The Lockly Guard and Lockly Duo open with either fingerprint recognition or a PIN.

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The Nobi smart lamp can detect when a person falls in their home and will call for assistance

This smart home gadget is aimed at baby boomers aging in place and the people remotely monitoring their safety.

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The Arris Surfboard Max is a Wi-Fi 6 mesh router

The new entry-level Wi-Fi 6 router was announced at CES 2021.

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Benjilock biometric smart locks will soon be available for your bicycle and your front door

The Hampton-owned brand is also showing a smaller version of its original biometric padlock.

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The Moorebot Scout is an AI-powered robot camera that can autonomously patrol your home

It’s like a cross between a miniature robot vacuum and a wireless security camera.

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Roborock’s S7 robot vacuum aims to be the only cleaning robot you’ll need

This hybrid cleaner will scrub your hard-surface floors after it vacuums them.

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Chamberlain’s myQ Pet Portal is an automated doggie door and a lot more

To be more accurate, it’s an entire exterior door with motorized doors integrated into its lower panel.

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Toto’s new smart toilets are less likely to invoke sticker shock

The Japanese manufacturer has been (ahem) a fixture at CES, displaying ultra-high-end bathroom products. This year, its tech trickles down to more affordable models.

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Konka expands from budget-priced smart TVs to basic smart home products

The new line will include a video doorbell, a home security camera, and smart lighting devices.