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What is Miracast: Everything you need to know about the screen mirroring standard

Several wireless display standards have popped up over the years. While some, like Intel WiDi, didn't get much love from the consumers, others like Miracast have managed to stick around, thanks to their relatively wider adaption. But have you wondered about what exactly is Miracast and what it can do? This article will explain all...

Botslab NaviClean S8 Plus robot vacuum review: Mid-price sweeping and mopping robot with an auto-empty station

People buy robot vacuum cleaners to make their daily cleaning easier and effortless. But standalone robot vacuums have a small dustbin, which is good for a few cycles but it does require human intervention regularly to empty. And emptying the onboard dustbin on a robot vacuum cleaner can become a tedious task if you have...

Here are the products that were announced during Amazon’s hardware event

Today, Amazon held an online event showcasing its latest hardware for 2022. Now, this wasn't like your typical product launch event with just a few things. Instead, Amazon took things to another level, announcing device after new device in a variety of different product categories. So, in case you weren't available, or you missed the...

Amazon’s Astro gets smarter with new pet detection skills, an SDK, and more

In case you didn't know, Amazon has a robotics division, and one of its first products was introduced last year called Astro. The household robot is built for home monitoring but also offers a wealth of other features like being able to assist in everyday tasks or providing remote care for the elderly. Today, the company...

Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube has a fresh design & supports ‘Super Resolution Upscaling’

Amazon's annual hardware showcase was packed with a ton of new hardware and a few of them are already up for pre-orders. In addition to the new Kindle Scribe and the new Echo speakers, the company also announced the third-generation Fire TV Cube. The new Fire TV Cube comes with a fresh design, features integrated...

Ring Spotlight Cam Pro unveiled, completely wireless with advanced tracking features

If you're looking to bolster your home security, the Ring Spotlight Cam Pro looks to be an enticing option. Packing a completely wireless design with all of the tracking software you could ever need, it looks perfect for a home security network. It has 3D motion detection thanks to included radar which helps the company's...

Amazon’s smartest TV lineup is here, the Fire TV Omni QLED Series

During a private, virtual event, Amazon today launched a number of diverse products. These include a new Kindle, Halo Rise, and other Echo devices. One of the biggest announcements -- at least in terms of size -- is that of the Fire TV Omni QLED Series. For the first time, this TV lineup's users get...

Amazon’s new Echo Auto is smaller and comes with roadside assistance service

Amazon did a pretty good job of putting Alexa into your cars with the original Echo Auto back in 2018. Well, the new Echo Auto does the exact same thing, except it has a new design with a nice fabric covering and it also comes with a bunch of new features to justify its $54.99...

Fire TV is coming to Echo Show 15, because for some reason it didn’t have it before

At the company's fall launch event, Amazon today announced that the Fire TV experience will finally be coming to the Echo Show 15 because, for some reason, it didn't have it before. Given that it's essentially a 15-inch TV that you hang on your wall, it seems like a bit of a glaring omission. According to...

The Amazon Halo Rise is a sleep tracker-alarm clock that you don’t need to wear

During its invite-only virtual event, Amazon launched a wide variety of products today. One of the interesting devices to make a debut is the Halo Rise sleep tracker and alarm clock. Amazon has managed to build a product that works in the background to track sleep-related metrics and analyze them. The intriguing part is it...

Amazon unveils new generation of Echo Dot with Eero integration, Disney partnership, and more

At the company's fall launch event, Amazon unveiled its new generation of Echo Dot devices, including a new Echo Dot with Clock as well. They're the latest generation of Echo Dot devices, with improved audio, more uses for the clock display, a temperature sensor, and so much more. They're available for pre-order from today and...

Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV has a factory option to unlock the bootloader

Today, Google announced its new Chromecast with Google TV, offering consumers a new affordable option to fulfill their streaming needs. While the device might not have originally been on your radar, you might find renewed interest in the device as we now know that it has a bootloader that can be unlocked by just heading...