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August Doorbell Cam Pro review – CNET

The $199 Doorbell Cam Pro (roughly £155/AU$266 converted) is August’s second-gen smart buzzer. With solid HD livestreaming, motion alerts, two-way audio and integration with Nest and Amazon Alexa, the Doorbell Cam Pro is competitive with Ring and SkyBell models. Almost.  Instead of offering night vision like its competition, this doorbell ...

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The SpiderMAV does whatever a spider can, spins a web, any size

Researchers at the Imperial College London’s Aerial Robotics Laboratory have created the SpiderMAV – a robot that stabilizes itself by shooting out multiple strands of rope that can stick to magnetic surfaces. The drone, which is a standard quadcopter, has a built-in rope gun that blasts out little connectors. The ...

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Asus ZenBook Flip S review – CNET

Anyone shopping for a slim 13-inch laptop or hybrid has a lot of choices. Dell’s XPS 13, Razer’s Blade Stealth, HP’s Spectre x360, or even Microsoft’s Surface Laptop all fit the bill. All offer some variation on the idea of a highly portable Windows laptop with a touch screen (some ...

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BlackBerry ditches the keyboard in latest handset

Yesterday at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, BlackBerry announced the Motion, an all-screen smartphone with a massive battery. Made by TCL under the BlackBerry Mobile brand, the Motion packs a 5.5-inch screen and running on a Snapdragon 625 SoC platform. The phone will be initially available in Middle Eastern markets ...

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Casio's '2.5D' printer can mimic leather and fabric

The secret behind this trick lies within Casio’s “digital sheets.” These appear to be slightly thicker sheets of paper, but in fact, they contain a layer of micro powder between the inkjet layer and the paper or PET substrate. Each powder particle consists of a liquid hydrocarbon coated with a ...

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Vivint Smart Home review – CNET

Vivint Smart Home starter kit Smart home security systems are an ever-increasing market, and you have a lot to consider before declaring allegiance. Vivint’s Smart Home is a good option for a monitored smart home with no long-term contracts. The $550 starter kit price tag isn’t outrageous, but be prepared ...

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