See Who’s There
Although there are plenty of video doorbells on the market, the Skybell HD is the best one out there. It’s jam-packed with features that are quite amazing. Equipped with a 1080p video with color night vision, this device means you’ll never look through a peephole again.
It captures events (triggered by motion) and comes with free cloud storage. Since it is compatible with Alexa, you can bring up your live feed right to your screen just by asking.
Think You’re Too Drunk? Check For Yourself
Gone are the days of trying to prove to your friends and loved ones that you’re perfectly capable of driving home after a few sips of alcohol. In most cases, the people close to you are only looking out for your well-being when they try and take your keys from you after a night of drinking.
Now, with PROOF, a wearable wristband that can discretely examine your blood alcohol levels through your skin, you can show that you are capable of safely handling your vehicle. You connect it with your smartphone, and your results are on the screen.
Okay Google, Let Me Hear My Bedtime Playlist
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Say hello to the Google Home Hub. First, Google introduced us to the Google Home that was Google Assistant-enabled. That toy made hands-free a lot easier. Then they blessed consumers with various versions of the Google home like the mini and the max.
Fast forward to 2018 and we’ve been introduced to the Google Home Hub. You can still use your voice to command the device to play music, tell you what the weather is like, ask when your plane leaves, and everything in between. However, now there’s a screen that people love to display their favorite pictures on.
No More Distractions While You Listen
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In a lot of debates about the subject, people opt for Bose’s noise cancellation headphones when asked which brand is the best. This is a fair assessment. However, Sony’s 1000MX3s are better and for many reasons.
The sound is much purer. They are comfortable for longer periods of time — hello frequent flyers! They also have an ambient listening mode which is a nice added touch. If you have an extra $348 to spare on wireless headphones, this is the route to go.
Learn A New Way To Use The Microwave
When the microwave first came out, it changed the way everyone prepared their food. The convenience of it was groundbreaking. Heating food never felt more comfortable. What if you need something to become frozen in the same amount of time?
Yes, now that is a possibility. The Frigondas is one of the most fantastic home kitchen technologies released in 2018. It cools and freezes food and drinks (hello, margaritas?) in minutes. It also doubles as a traditional microwave.
New Year, New iPhone
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Just when iPhone users thought their beloved devices couldn’t get better, Apple gave them this. The iPhone X paved the way with the edge-to-edge display and Face ID, leaving room for the iPhone XS and XR to expand on that technology.
These are the best and most feature-packed iPhones to date. The real beauty is the iPhone XR. It only has a few fewer features, but it is much cheaper. It’s easily one of the best-valued iPhones in a long time.
Smart Glasses Are Better
These are far from a new invention, but with the new sleek design, they might as well be. Smart glasses project information onto your retina as you venture through your day. They used to be huge, unattractive, and require so much extra equipment.
Thanks to Intel’s new Vaunt Glasses, a new design is available that is more user-friendly. They look very similar to regular eyeglasses and come in different prescription lenses. You are now free to enjoy incredible technology without compromising style.
VR Is Going Mainstream
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Facebook is still on top when it comes to social media, so why not venture out to the world of virtual reality? Their latest gadget is the Oculus Go, and it aims to bring VR into the homes of every American.
The Oculus Go was pretty much uncontested as far as VR headsets went in 2018. They plan on releasing a more powerful version in 2019 called the Oculus Quest. In the meantime, you can fight zombies and watch video in virtual reality with this.