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Google's Nest Hub Max.

Google’s new $229 ‘smart hub’ device has a built-in Nest camera that can recognize your face

The Nest Hub Max comes with a 10-inch HD touchscreen display, a stereo speaker system, and a built-in camera.
The Echo Wall Clock is a nice companion for Alexa, but what does it add to your home?

I tried Amazon’s $30 smart clock, and it reminded me that not every problem needs a high-tech solution

Amazon's wall clock is designed as a companion for Alexa, and there are definitely some pros and cons.
The V8s has two substantial wheels that can handle uneven floors and lift the vacuum over thresholds.

I tried a $230 Roomba alternative that automatically vacuums and mops floors — here’s what using it was like

Having never used a robotic vacuum before, I appreciated how user-friendly and low-maintenance the ILIFE V8s Robotic Mop & Vacuum Cleaner was.

We tried the $300 smart security camera that was cool enough to get on Apple’s radar. Here’s what it was like to use.

We tried the Lighthouse camera before the company shut down, and it provided a glimpse into what technology the company will be bringing to Apple.
My bedside table with the Casper Glow light. Behind it is my reading lamp, which I didn't use all week.

Casper’s first tech gadget produces some of the warmest, nicest light you’d ever want in your bedroom — but it’s way too expen...

The tagline for the Glow Light on Casper's website is: "A magical light for better sleep."

I sleep on an adjustable bed frame that has a massage function and a zero gravity setting — and yes, it’s a game changer

With the Nectar adjustable bed frame, you don't have to lie entirely horizontally when you lie down to go to bed. This new bed frame lets you to decide your preferred sleeping angle.

Amazon’s Alexa suffered outages on Christmas Day as people around the world started using their new Echos

A flood of new smart home devices on Christmas Day led to services outages for Amazon's Alexa app.

Amazon won Christmas again this year

Despite growing security concerns surrounding Alexa, Amazon's smart home technology ruled the 2018 holiday season.

Amazon’s revamped Echo Plus got 6 crucial upgrades this year — and it’s now $40 off for Cyber Monday

Amazon unveiled a brand-new Echo Plus last month, a redesigned version of the $150 smart speaker it introduced last year.

The Echo Spot is one of Amazon’s most innovative Alexa devices — and it’s on sale for $90 for Black Friday

The Amazon Echo Spot has a 2.5-inch touchscreen for watching videos, making calls, and viewing visual weather reports and to-do lists.