Segway’s Navimow i is a more affordable smart robot mower

Following its launch in Europe earlier this month, Segway’s Navimow i series robot lawn mower is now available in the US. As one of the first robotic mowers under $1,000 that can navigate autonomously without a boundary wire, its arrival could be the beginning of the robot lawn mower going mainstream. The Navimow i series … Read more

9 Best Electric Toothbrushes (2024): Cheap, Smart, Kids, and Alternatives

I hate brushing my teeth. I do it because I have to, but it’s a time-consuming, uncomfortable process—two minutes standing in front of the mirror can feel like an eternity. My dentist says I brush too harshly as well. Don’t even get me started on flossing. Electric toothbrushes make the whole experience easier. Their vibrations … Read more

The CSA launches an IoT Device Security Specification and certification program for smart home devices

As useful as connected devices like video doorbells and smart lights are, it’s wise to exercise caution when using connected tech in your home, especially after years of reading about security camera hacks, fridge botnet attacks, and smart stoves turning themselves on. But until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to assess a product’s … Read more

Meta’s Ray-Ban smart glasses can identify landmarks now and tell you about them

June Wan/ZDNET Heading out of town? Starting this week, Meta’s Ray-Ban smart glasses will be your virtual tour guide of sorts thanks to a new feature. The feature, which is currently in beta, would allow a user to simply look at a landmark to learn what it is. The built-in Meta AI not only identifies … Read more

JBL’s retro-style Authentics 300 smart speaker has dropped to an all-time low

There aren’t a lot of smart speakers on the market that support Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant simultaneously, which is one of the reasons the JBL Authentics 300 stands out. Unfortunately, it’s expensive at its full retail price of $449.99, but Amazon is selling the portable smart speaker right now at a new all-time low … Read more

SwitchBot announces the SwitchBot Lock Pro, a smart retrofit door lock

Developed by Apple, Amazon, Google, and Samsung (and others), Matter is an open-sourced, IP-based connectivity software layer for smart home devices. It works over Wi-Fi, ethernet, and the low-power mesh networking protocol Thread and currently supports over 20 device types. These include lighting, plugs and switches, thermostats, locks, security and environment sensors, refrigerators, dishwashers, smoke … Read more