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Wink is giving its subscription another try starting July 27

Wink is giving its subscription another try starting July 27

Wink recently caused an uproar when it launched a mandatory subscription plan out of nowhere, hindering anyone unwilling to pay from controlling their smart home hubs after a meager 14-day heads-up. The troubled company since backtracked and gave an indefinite extension of its free service, but of course, the business still wants to tap into a recurring income stream. It has announced that the $4.99-a-month subscription will become mandatory starting July 27, though this time around, free users will be able to retain some extremely limited functionality — if you even want to call it that.

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Upcoming Google Home improvements include Assistant routines from device makers

Upcoming Google Home improvements include Assistant routines from device makers

Google has just come off of its virtual "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit with a bouquet of goodies that will let developers make their appliances more useful and, in turn, help people do things around the house in a smarter way. Some of the changes are ones we've already reported on, but there are a few you probably aren't aware of that might just fit your bill.

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Google Assistant adds 6 new smart home entertainment device types, adds TV-related commands

Google Assistant adds 6 new smart home entertainment device types, adds TV-related commands

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IFTTT resumes support for Tuya Smart Life and Wink, gains 22 other new services

IFTTT resumes support for Tuya Smart Life and Wink, gains 22 other new services

IFTTT is one of the most convenient ways to automate tasks at home by linking smart home devices and platforms together. The service is regularly updated with new additions and removals, and we just got our fair share of changes for the summer.

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'Hey Google' Smart Home Summit to take place on July 8

'Hey Google' Smart Home Summit to take place on July 8

Google has announced a Smart Home Virtual Summit on July 8 with a keynote, panel discussion, and various other developer sessions that would likely have been part of Google I/O last month had that event not been canceled. While it's only meant for developers building hardware and/or software that works with Google's smart home platform, we could also learn about some upcoming user-facing features, too.

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The Nest Hub Max now supports Meet and Duo group video calling

The Nest Hub Max now supports Meet and Duo group video calling

When Google introduced the Nest Hub Max, it came with a built-in camera and microphone that allowed for two-way video calling. Sadly, it was only possible to have one-to-one sessions until now, meaning you couldn't join conferences from your smart display. The company is now expanding the device's capabilities by enabling you to join group calls straight from your Hub Max.

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Wyze's long-awaited outdoor camera is here: 1080p, no subscription requirement, $50

Wyze's long-awaited outdoor camera is here: 1080p, no subscription requirement, $50

It hasn't exactly been a secret that smart home company Wyze has been working on an outdoor camera. Wyze said it was beta-testing such a product in February, and the camera passed through the FCC in April. Now every little detail about the camera has been revealed, including the price.

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Save $250 on Nest Cam IQ Indoor/Outdoor 2-packs and much more

Save $250 on Nest Cam IQ Indoor/Outdoor 2-packs and much more

If you weren't around for that last wallop of discounts back in April, you'll be glad to know that Google has put a whole bunch of Nest products on sale. If you need a video doorbell, smart lock, or security camera, you've got through July 8 to save on them.

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Keep an eye on your home with a TP-Link Kasa Indoor Camera for $40 ($20 off)

Keep an eye on your home with a TP-Link Kasa Indoor Camera for $40 ($20 off)

Smart home technology has taken indoor (and outdoor) security to the next level. If you're looking for some added surveillance in your house, with smart action capabilities, the TP-Link Kasa Indoor Camera is worth considering. It's currently available for only $40 $20 cheaper than the usual price-tag.

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Get an Echo Show for $10 when you buy one of these discounted Blink XT2 cameras

Get an Echo Show for $10 when you buy one of these discounted Blink XT2 cameras

Amazon introduced its Blink XT2 smart security camera system last summer, and while it didn't quite compare to the likes of Nest and Arlo, it stood out for its affordability. It was already a good value for someone looking to do wireless security, and now it's even better with the bonus of a basically free screen. For a limited time only, you can buy an Echo Show 5 for only $10 when you pick up a set of Blink XT2 cameras.

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