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Arlo announces video doorbell with a 180-degree 'vertical view' and direct-to-mobile video calls

Arlo is expanding its lineup of smart home products today with the release of the Arlo Video Doorbell. Its existence was leaked earlier this year, and it's finally happening. Arlo may have been a little late to the video doorbell party, but it arrives carrying lots of features, some of which aren't found elsewhere.

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Google Home app now has seamless setup for more smart lights

Configuring smart home devices can be a royal pain, and adding them to Google Assistant can be yet another hurdle. Google streamlined the process with the C by GE smart bulbs, and now that same setup process appears to be live for more smart bulbs, including Philips Hue and Sylvania Smart+. It won't work for all the bulbs sold under those brands, though.

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Grab the eufyCam E wireless security camera for $160, its lowest price yet

When it comes to security cameras, there are a large number of options you can pick from. However, there aren't that many wireless cameras that offer an impressive set of features for an affordable price. Thankfully, the EufyCam E is amongst the latter, and it just hit its lowest price ever, down to $160.

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Keep a lookout with the Arlo Ultra camera system for $363 ($37 off)

If you'd like to start keeping an eye out on your front porch for package deliveries and strangers in 4K clarity, day or night, both Best Buy and Amazon have the Arlo Ultra wire-free 4K camera system on sale. It normally sells for $400, but it's available today for $363 ($37 off).

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New Amazon Echo and Echo Dot with clock smart speakers are available for purchase

A couple of weeks ago, Amazon unveiled a bunch of new smart speakers, including the all-new Echo, as well as a refreshed Echo Dot that features a built-in LED clock. Both devices are now available on the retailer's site, selling for $100 and $60, respectively.

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Today only, Eufy's Wi-Fi-connected RoboVac 15C is just $170 ($80 off)

Sweeping and vacuuming are, for my money, the worst household tasks, especially if you have pets. Thankfully, we live in a time when you can outsource those most terrible of chores to a robot. Eufy's RoboVac 15C is already on the more affordable end of the scale at it's MSRP of $250, but today, you can get it for even less. It's currently $170 on Amazon.

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Get an Arlo Pro 2 two-camera kit with audio doorbell for $300 ($150 off), today only

Arlo is one of the more popular brands of Wi-Fi-connected security cameras, and for good reason. They're great. They're also wildly expensive, though, with kits going for hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Today, you can get everything you need for a multi-camera Pro 2 setup for fewer hundreds: a two-camera starter kit (with a bonus doorbell) is currently $300 at Best Buy, $150 less than usual.

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IFTTT gets 19 new services but loses 33 others

IFTTT helps you automate many repetitive tasks in your life by connecting online services and smart home devices. This allows you to easily create powerful tasks after you've taken the time to familiarize yourself with the process. As such, IFTTT lives and dies by the number of applets it supports, and we can report both the addition and removal of a vast amount of services since our last roundup in May.

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Google Home app adds proper sprinkler icons and controls

Earlier in April, the Google Assistant gained a new ability to natively control smart sprinkler and pipe leak detector products from Rachio, Rain Bird, LeakSmart, and Flo by Moen. However, until now, sprinklers didn't properly display inside the Google Home app and couldn't be controlled from it. That's been addressed now.

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Get a Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Chime Pro, and Echo Show 5 for just $230 at Best Buy ($150 off)

Connected doorbells work best when used together with a smart display, as the latter lets you view who's at your door without having to reach for a phone or tablet. Such a setup can be costly, though, but thanks to this deal, you can snatch a Ring Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro bundle for just $230 and get a free Echo Show 5 with your purchase. When bought separately, these items would cost nearly $390, so this is a significant markdown we're talking about.

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