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The Best Rechargeable AA and AAA Batteries

Despite what that cute Energizer bunny thinks, batteries won’t keep going and going indefinitely. Before you know it, you’re reaching for a tiny screwdriver to pry open the battery cover on toys, the remote control, or dozens of other power-hungry gadgets … Continue reading

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The 8 Best QLED TVs to Buy Now

It’s easy to buy a fantastic big screen TV that presents a great picture. Up until recently, though, your choice presented a conflict. Some TVs display a deep and precise color picture but aren’t particularly bright. Other TVs deliver an … Continue reading

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What Tech Trends Will ‘Matter’ In 2022?

Will Matter be the key to finally bringing interoperability to smart home devices? Read this report here at TWICE.com.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Social media algorithms, Matter and Samsung, FCC nominations

My October 27, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss social media regulation, the Matter smart home standard, and adding the last FCC commissioners. … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Facebook, Apple/Dell deal, Theranos, Amazon Astro

My October 7, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Facebook whistleblower hearings, the Theranos trial, Amazon’s Astro home robot, and the “what … Continue reading

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Echo and Ring Owners Need to Opt Out of Amazon’s Invasive WiFi Sharing

Starting June 8, 2021, Amazon Echo and Ring video doorbell owners will automatically begin sharing their WiFi home network with other Amazon device owners as part of a new “feature” called Amazon Sidewalk. Sidewalk, which was first announced in September 2019, … Continue reading

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Review of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus

There’s a reason why Ring is the king of doorbell video cameras, other than the fact that the company essentially invented the category. From easy installation to high-end performance to best-in-class ecosystem accessories and services, Ring’s products reek of experience, … Continue reading

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Face-Off: Noise-Canceling True Wireless Earbuds

While isolation is a novel and challenging concept for many folks during these strange times, isolation from external sound is considered nirvana by music aficionados. Also, donning a pair of cans or buds and turning the music up to 11 … Continue reading

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IFA 2019: Top 11 smart home gadgets from Berlin

IFA’s annual event in Berlin is where Europe goes to find the smartest of devices for the coming year. Walking the show, we found brands are focused on wireless — both in terms of connections and power.  Since our visit to … Continue reading

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Amazon Bows FireTV-Enabled Soundbar, 2d Gen Cube, 65-inch 4K TV

Amazon continues to expand its lineup of Fire TV-enabled devices with three new offerings, all of which are available for pre-sale immediately with availability later this fall: the Nebula Fire TV soundbar, a second-generation Fire TV Cube and a 65-inch Fire … Continue reading

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