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Panasonic has hidden a smart-home camera inside this discreet floor lamp (Update: Now available)

Smart home security cameras are great, but having a home full of surveillance gear starts looking creepy, fast. Panasonic has come up with a new idea to help hide cameras in plain sight, as it opens crowdfunding for the HomeHawk Floor: Camera and Ambient Light. This two-in-one camera and light debuted at CES 2019 and is now available for early adopters through Indiegogo until February 22.

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The Anker Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30 drops to $153 on Amazon ($117 off)

If your 2020 resolution is to spend less time cleaning, it's time for you to get a robot vacuum; and you're in luck, as the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30 is on sale at just $153 on Amazon, which is $117 less than usual.

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Philips expands Hue outdoor lighting range and adds voice control to sync box

Signify, the maker of popular smart lighting under the Philips Hue brand, has unveiled some of its latest products and software features at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, and it mostly pertains to your garden rather than inside your home. Now fewer than eight new outdoor lights have been introduced, as well as some new features for the sync box and app.

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Hampton introduces Google Assistant-compatible doorbell and garage door opener

With people losing trust in some of their security solutions, it's been nice to see new options crop up at CES this year. Home security conglomerate Hampton already announced a series of new smart locks this week, but it wasn't done there — coming to the company's Array line are a new video doorbell and garage door opener.

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Lifx reveals new smart filament bulb, in-wall smart switch, and more at CES

Lifx has just announced five new products that join the company's burgeoning ranks of smart lighting gadgets. The additions include a new Edison bulb-style filament smart light, a minimalist 4-way smart switch, and new kits to add backlighting to your TV or monitor. A redesigned Lifx app is also in the works.

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Belkin's Soundform Elite is a Google Assistant smart speaker and wireless charger in one

If there's one thing that is guaranteed to be at any CES show, it's smart speakers (and TVs). The latest speaker to be announced is the Soundform Elite by Belkin, a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker and wireless charger in a single unit.

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Abode announces Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera with facial recognition

DIY home security options abound at CES 2020, and that might be a boon, considering the bad PR some brands have been incurring. If you're on the lookout for a trusty, versatile home security solution, Abode has announced the Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera.

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Hampton introduces a trio of new smart locks at CES, including biometric and renter-friendly options

Over the last few years, smart home devices like locks, cameras, and lights have grown to have a significant presence at CES. Home security conglomerate Hampton, the parent company of numerous lock brands including Brinks, just introduced several new smart locks at CES 2020.

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ADT announces Blue line of Wi-Fi security cameras, starting at $200

The DIY home surveillance market is pretty well saturated already, but that hasn't deterred security veteran ADT from tossing its hat in the ring. At CES, the company announced three new cameras designed to compete with the likes of Arlo and Nest: both indoor and outdoor models, as well as a doorbell camera.

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Amazon's high-end Echo Studio smart speaker is now available for $200

Amazon's Echo is at the heart of the company's lineup of smart speakers and displays. For the ones who prefer a cheaper version, the Echo Dot comes in a smaller footprint but also with inferior audio. On the contrary, if you're looking for a higher-end speaker, there wasn't a proper offering until now, as the Echo Plus didn't offer much better sound quality than the Echo, but instead included a built-in Zigbee hub to control your smart devices. Back in September, though, Amazon unveiled the Echo Studio, a new high-end speaker built to compete with the Google Home Max. It's now available on the retailer's site for $200.

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