Ecobee might be releasing a smart camera.
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Ecobee’s latest smart home product might be an indoor camera, according to a report Friday from Zatz Not Funny. The site shared an image of an oblong black camera on a silver platform with Ecobee branding. At the top sit four lights that alternate between yellow and blue.
Ecobee wasn’t immediately available for comment.
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Little else is known about the rumored camera at this time. Amazon invested in the company last year, so it’s possible we might see an Alexa integration.
Ecobee, known for its eco-friendly smart thermostat with room sensor technology, also offers smart light switches. The devices are compatible with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Microsoft’s Cortana.
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Cool weekend top deals: $80 laser tag, $36 fancy power bank, $30 smart doorbell and more – CNET
Welcome to the weekend, cheeps! Totally unrelated to anything, a TV recommendation: Happy Endings is the silly, slapstick show we all need right now. It’s like Friends, but smarter, faster and — yep, I’ll say it — funnier. You can stream all three seasons on Hulu, then watch the genuinely great “new episode” that slipped…
Welcome to the weekend, cheeps! Totally unrelated to anything, a TV recommendation: Happy Endings is the silly, slapstick show we all need right now. It’s like Friends, but smarter, faster and — yep, I’ll say it — funnier. You can stream all three seasons on Hulu, then watch the genuinely great “new episode” that slipped onto YouTube in July. On to today’s roundup of deal goodness. As always, these items are available for a limited time and while supplies last. All codes have been tested and verified working at the time of this writing.
Sceptre TVs are not the best TVs, but they’re definitely among the most affordable. Case in point is the new A658, a 65-inch 4K model with HDR and baked-in Android (which includes Google Assistant support courtesy of the Bluetooth remote).There are a few questions-marks here, however, as this model isn’t currently listed on Sceptre’s site. For example, how many HDMI ports are included? Walmart’s listing page doesn’t say, though all signs point to three. Is Chromecast built in? Some Sceptre models have it, but, again, that’s not mentioned here.Needless to say, one advantage to buying from Walmart is that if you don’t like the TV, you can fairly easily return it. This is an pretty incredible price on a smart TV of this size.
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Calling all parents! Looking for a great outdoor game that, by definition, requires distancing? Here’s one: laser tag! Pew-pew! And here’s a great deal on a complete setup: The ArmoGear Laser Battle 4-player set drops to $79.99 with promo code CNETLSRT. That’s $10 less than the last time I wrote about it.Designed for ages 8 and up, the set includes four guns and vests. You can engage in team or individual play, and you can expand the battlefield with up to four teams of four players each.Features include sound effects, tactile vibrations, voice-guided instructions and a variety of shooting and gameplay modes. ArmoGear promises an effective range of 150 feet, both indoors and out.One potential downside: batteries. Each blaster and each gun requires three AAAs, so you’ll need a whopping 24 of them (not included) just to get started. And then you’ll land in the poorhouse replacing them. My recommendation: Get a couple of these rechargeable-AAA 16-packs with charger. The initial outlay is a bit steep, but you’ll save in the long run.
Wyze continues to crush it with genuinely good smart-home products at bonkers prices. The latest: a video doorbell for just $30. A totally crippled low-res video doorbell, right? Nope: 1080p live streaming, two-way audio, free cloud storage, an indoor chime and more.OK, it might not be ideal for everyone. It’s hard-wired, meaning it replaces an existing electric-doorbell installation, and the free recording option limits you to 12 seconds of footage every five minutes (though you can pay for a Wyze Cam Plus subscription to capture unlimited motion).I haven’t had the chance to test this out yet, but if it’s anywhere near as good as, say, the Wyze Cam, this will be on my short-list of great cheap products.
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Amazon seller: ZD LAND USPrice (for Prime subscribers) with on-page $5-off coupon: $36.39Aukey’s near-perfect power bank packs 20,000 mAh into an impressively compact (albeit weighty) shell and offers three methods for charging your devices: a Qi wireless pad, a QuickCharge USB 3.0 port and a Power Delivery USB-C port.But, wait, there’s more: The charger has an arm that folds out from the rear and a little base that folds out from the front, meaning it doubles as a stand. Now you can charge your phone while watching a movie. I also like the little LCD that shows exactly how much juice is remaining — way better than the usual four-LED setup.This price is a hair lower than the last time I wrote about this.
See anything you like? 😁 While you’re pondering, check out the latest episode of The Cheapskate Show podcast! This article was originally written for Wednesday. It has been updated for the weekend. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and check out our CNET Coupons page for the latest promo codes from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.
Tecno Spark 6 With Quad Rear Cameras, MediaTek Helio G70 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications
Tecno Spark 6 has been launched as the latest smartphone by the Chinese company. The new smartphone comes with a MediaTek Helio G70 SoC and features quad rear cameras. The Tecno Spark 6 also flaunts a hole-punch display as well as a gradient back finish that comes in four distinct colour options. Additionally, the new…
Tecno Spark 6 has been launched as the latest smartphone by the Chinese company. The new smartphone comes with a MediaTek Helio G70 SoC and features quad rear cameras. The Tecno Spark 6 also flaunts a hole-punch display as well as a gradient back finish that comes in four distinct colour options. Additionally, the new phone comes preloaded with artificial intelligence (AI) based camera features. The Tecno Spark 6 debuted just days after the company brought the Tecno Spark 6 Air and Tecno Spark Power 2 Air in the Indian market.Tecno Spark 6 price, availability detailsTecno Spark 6 price has been set at PKR 20,599 (roughly Rs. 9,200) for the single, 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. The is initially available for purchase in Pakistan and comes in Comet Black, Dynamic Orange, Misty Violet, and Ocean Blue colour options. Details about the India launch of the Tecno Spark 6 are yet to be revealed.Tecno Spark 6 specificationsThe dual-SIM (Nano) Tecno Spark 6 runs on Android 10 with HiOS 7.0 on top and features a 6.8-inch HD+ (720×1,640 pixels) Dot-in (company speak for hole-punch design) display along with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, 264ppi of pixel density, and 480 nits of peak brightness. Under the hood, the phone has the octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. There is the quad rear camera setup that houses a 16-megapixel primary sensor — along with three 2-megapixel sensors for macro, depth, and AI scene results. The camera setup is also paired with a quad LED flash.For selfies and video chats, the Tecno Spark 6 provides an 8-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front.The Tecno Spark 6 offers 64GB of onboard storage that is expandable via microSD card. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, FM radio, and a Micro-USB port. There is also a Bluetooth Audio Share feature that lets you connect up to three Bluetooth devices simultaneously. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity sensor. The phone additionally comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.Tecno has provided a 5,000mAh battery on the Spark 6 that supports 18W fast charging. Besides, the phone measures 170.8×77.3×9.2mm.Should the government explain why Chinese apps were banned? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.
Five Reasons Why Samsung Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51 Are Truly Awesome
Smartphones are getting more awesome every year, while we continue to rely on them for getting things done. The need of the hour, especially as we adjust to our lifestyles in the new normal, is to use a smartphone that’s got you covered for all your needs and still on the affordable side.Until now, most…
Smartphones are getting more awesome every year, while we continue to rely on them for getting things done. The need of the hour, especially as we adjust to our lifestyles in the new normal, is to use a smartphone that’s got you covered for all your needs and still on the affordable side.Until now, most of the powerful and innovative features on smartphones were limited to very expensive flagship variants. Samsung is now bringing its innovative smartphone features to more people, making flagship-level experiences more accessible to everyone around the world with its Galaxy A51 & A71 smartphones.These smartphones feature everything from large displays to powerful internals. This lineup of smartphones packs exciting features in a unique package that’s more affordable and attractive. With a fresh update, Samsung has also brought flagship features from its popular Galaxy S20 series to Galaxy A51 & A71.Awesome flagship like CameraCameras have become the most-used feature on our smartphones over the year. From capturing and sharing our daily lives on social media to scanning those important documents while working from home, the cameras on our smartphones make everything possible. With this growing need, there’s also a demand for more innovative smartphone cameras.Samsung Galaxy A series phones such as the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 now come with camera features that were previously available on the company’s flagship Galaxy S20 series. These cameras are powered by sensors that help you capture stunning photos with your phone. With Galaxy A series smartphone cameras, you’ll be able to capture your special moments, be it in photos or videos, in a crisp and clear way.From Single Take to Quick Video, you can take your smartphone photography to the next level with these innovative features. Powerful hardware is matched with even more powerful and innovative software-powered camera features on the Galaxy A series phones. Galaxy A series phones can help you create magic with cameras, with minimal effort.Single Take and Quick Video Make Your Special Moments Last ForeverSingle Take lets you indulge in your special moments, while still capturing the best parts of it. Imagine being at a party with loved one, and wondering about which camera mode to select. Single Take can help you enjoy the moment while still being able to capture all the important details in a maximum of 7 photos & 3 videos based on the moment and lighting condition.The new Quick Video mode in the Samsung Galaxy A51, Galaxy A71 lets you capture a video by long-pressing the camera button to kick off the recording. You won’t have to manually switch to the video recording mode in the camera while you shooting for your social media profiles.You can capture a wider world with the Ultra Wide Night Mode camera’s wider field of vision. The Quad Cam’s built-in 5MP Macro Cam shoots with clarity and quality helping you bring out the ultra-fine details of your close-up shots. The AR Doodle feature on the Galaxy A71 lets you capture all kinds of interesting pictures with your phone.The cameras on the Galaxy A series phones have everything you would expect from an all-round smartphone, and more. You can capture beautiful photos, tweak them with useful AI-powered features, and quickly share them with your loved ones. From making you the next big social media star to helping you get work done, these Galaxy A series cameras are capable of just about everything.Awesome Design to flauntMost smartphones are known for their good looks Samsung has designed its Galaxy A series phones with young smartphone users in mind. The Galaxy A series phones feature futuristic, sleek, and awesome designs. When you’re out with your Galaxy A series phone, you’re bound to turn heads around. Even with a bigger display, these Galaxy A series phones are very easy to hold in your hands.Samsung Galaxy A51 & A71 smartphones feature bigger displays that offer vivid colours, thanks to Super AMOLED Plus Infinity-O Display*. You get more screen space and fewer distractions, so that you can enjoy your favourite content when you’re on the move.Whether you’re catching up with your favourite TV shows, or browsing through the photos on your phone, the Infinity-O display offers an immersive viewing experience. The powerful display enhances colours in a way that it makes everything look so real.BatterySmartphones are indeed a powerhouse, and they also end up consuming a lot more power. Samsung’s Galaxy A51 & A71 series phones are packed with long lasting reliable batteries that can help you get more work done. From work and school to vacations and gaming, you need a battery that you can rely upon. Samsung Galaxy A series phones have you covered.That’s not all, Samsung Galaxy A series phones also support fast charging options. This ensures you can quickly charge your phone’s battery, and get moving. You don’t have to spend a lot of time keeping your phone tethered to a power adapter.PerformanceWe use our phones for everything nowadays, and we cannot stand them slowing us down. Samsung Galaxy A51 & A71 are powered by powerful mobile chipsets that enable a smooth and fast apps performance so that you can live your life without any interruptions. From working on those important documents to playing your favourite mobile games, these smartphones can help you get everything done.The experience is further elevated by equally powerful software, built on top of the latest edition of Android. One UI promises a smooth, highly immersive user experience that lets you get things done without a hiccup. From firing up your favourite apps to performing basic tasks on your smartphone, the new Galaxy A series phones are equipped with the right set of hardware and software.The Galaxy A51 and A71 come with advanced processors and 6 / 8 GB of dedicated RAM that let you game on and on (especially with the Game Booster).SecurityIn today’s times, security is of utmost importance to us. Samsung Knox protects all your personal data, the minute you turn it on. Knox powers the security on all Samsung Galaxy A series phones. The feature is built right inside the Galaxy A series phones. The multi-layered security feature protects your smartphone from malware all the time.With defence grade Knox Security, Samsung Pay, is the simple and secure way to pay. It works everywhere you can swipe or tap your card. So you enjoy all the convenience you need, on your Samsung Galaxy device.Samsung Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51 Support the AltZLifeWe’re living in the new normal, where it’s absolutely essential to keep your private things private, while still being able to share your devices. Samsung’s AltZLife updates helps young smartphone users keep their personal moments hidden inside a secure folder, so that when they share their phone with their loves ones, their personal data remains secure.AltZLife is the way to have the best of both worlds. The feature is powered by on-device AI that ensures your data doesn’t leave your device. You can quickly use the quick switch feature by double-pressing the power button once you’ve set it up and it will automatically take you to your super secure folder where your content suggestion has secured your sensitive information.Switch to Samsung Galaxy A series todaySamsung’s Galaxy A51 & Galaxy A71 smartphones are future-ready, comes with innovative flagship-grade features, and are built for today’s generation of smartphone users. If you’re looking to upgrade to a better smartphone, look no further than these smartphones. Explore more about these phones, and see where you can buy them here.*Available only on Samsung Galaxy A71. Galaxy A51 has sAMOLED display.Buy the Galaxy A51 and Galaxy A71 today!Affiliate links may be automatically generated – see our ethics statement for details.