Jon PhillipsEditor-in-Chief, TechHive

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Ring Video Doorbell now has a 'Pro' version with improved camera and motion detection

Ring Video Doorbell Pro increases video quality to 1080p, supports 5GHz Wi-Fi, and let's you fine-tune security zones. The design is slimmer, but you better be ready for hard-wiring.

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The iRobot Braava uses Roomba logic to wet-mop kitchens and bathrooms

Picking up where Roomba leaves off, the Braava has three different cleaning modes to tackle challenges that just aren't appropriate for a robot vacuum cleaner.

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R2-D2 Moving Refrigerator detained on CES show floor due to immigration dispute

Haier Asia has the rights to show off the RD-D2 Moving Refrigerator in Asia, but the precocious beer-serving droid currently remains under wraps at CES in Las Vegas.

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Petcube Protect turns quirky cat toy into a full-on home security camera

Now, besides amusing your pets with a remote-controlled laser pointer, you can keep tabs on home security as well.

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Hands on with Alpha 2, an 'interactive family robot' that tells bedtime stories and teaches yoga

The Alpha 2 from UBTech might cost $1,300, but you have to pay to play in the pricey world of service droids.

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The Sensorwake smell-based alarm clock has a nagging bacon deficit

You can wake to the smell of chocolate, peppermint and espresso, but, inexplicably, not bacon.

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The Ring Stick Up Cam delivers two-way audio in a wireless security camera for $200

With the Ring Stick Up Cam, you can see—and talk to—people who are approaching your home from any direction.

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7 high-tech gadgets for wine, beer and cocktail lovers

We've been drinking alcoholic beverages for 8,000 years. So isn't it time for some real innovation?

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PicoBrew Zymatic review: Making great craft beer in a cloud-connected appliance

It doesn't make beer on demand, but the Zymatic does remove friction from home brewing by grabbing recipes online, and automating complex steps.

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The Fitly SmartPlate may not be quite as dumb as other smart tableware

Using optical recognition and weight sensors, the Fitly SmartPlate promises to tell you exactly how much protein, carbs and fat you're eating in every meal. But will it really work?

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Pixie is a 'Location of Things' key-fob doohickey that helps you find all your things

Pop these bad boys on things you need to catalog, track and locate. You can then hunt for lost items with an augmented reality app.

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Why have consumers spent $1 million on Vessyl, an absurd calorie-counting cup?

Vessyl can report the caloric value of liquids, and even (get this!) tell you what you just poured inside of it. Huh. This is useful how?

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Soundhawk is a wearable for your ear that fine-tunes all the world's noises

When's the last time you actually heard a conversation in a noisy restaurant? SoundHawk wants to help you cut through the din to hear what matters.

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FreeWavz wireless earphones use medical-style sensors to record heart rate data

Here's another ear wearable that tracks your heart rate. But FreeWavz is completely wireless, and uses a pulse oximeter for improved accuracy.

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LG Heart Rate Earphones review: a fitness wearable with good sound and accurate data

In a wearables world that pays more attention to prototypes, beta products and fleeting rumors, LG's marriage of fitness data and audio playback shows retail gear can actually deliver the goods.