Kwikset launches second-gen Kevo smart lock for $229

Aug 30

Kwikset, makers of the Kevo smart lock, have just unveiled the second-generation of the device with a fresh design and added security features. The second-gen Kevo still comes with the same touch-to-unlock feature that made it popular back in 2013, letting users simply touch the lock to gain entry to their home. Users of the second-gen smart lock can also remotely...

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Sonos partners with Amazon, Spotify for enhanced music control

Aug 30

Wireless speaker system maker Sonos announced two software partnerships today with Spotify and Amazon. The Spotify integration allows users to control their Sonos speakers via the Spotify app, essentially turning each Sonos speaker – or all of them – into a Spotify Connect system. The Sonos/Amazon partnership is a bit more interesting. Your Sonos speakers will...

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Belkin debuts a sub-$100 iPhone/Apple Watch charging stand

Aug 30

If you’ve got a thing with a battery, odds are Belkin’s looking for a way to charge it. If Belkin already charges it, the company’s no doubt searching for another thing it can charge along with it. And in the case of the classic iPhone/Apple Watch combo, the accessory maker is simply going back to the well. Back at CES, Belkin offered up the Valet Charge Dock...

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The future of mobile video is virtual reality

Aug 30

After the dust settles, the real takeaway from Instagram’s cloning of Snapchat is that the connected camera revolution is just beginning. Instagram Stories sends a powerful message to hundreds of millions of people for the first time: No moment is too small to capture with your smartphone camera. A cult classic for many in the VR community, the 1995 film Strange...

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