The smarter, better Ring Video Doorbell Pro is $50 off and comes with a free Echo Dot

Amazon’s got an unstoppable deal right now for a smart doorbell: The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is on sale for $199. That’s the usual $50 discount we’ve seen before on this item, but on top of that, Amazon’s throwing in a free Echo Dot. The third-generation Echo Dot is usually …

How to disable Live Photos on your iPhone or iPad

Live Photos are a cool but inessential feature of the iOS photography experience that preserve the moments before and after you take a photo, including the sound. They’re great for bringing a particular photo “to life,” and they’re especially excellent for making your own GIFs from photos—but they also take …

The new August View video doorbell doesn’t require existing doorbell wiring

August Home is best known for its line of smart locks, but the company also has a presence in the video doorbell space, including the August Doorbell Cam Pro that we reviewed in early 2018. August is now taking another crack at the market with the all-new August View. Unlike …

Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

By Michael Ansaldo Freelance contributor, TechHive | Feb 22, 2019 8:53 AM PT Table of Contents Show More Whether you rent or own, you want the best security camera system for keeping an eye on your home while you’re gone. That used to entail signing on with a professional—and pricey—security …

Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with Wi-Fi Camera review: Cheap, but far from the best value

Camera/floodlight combos are terrific because they provide home security via both lighting and video surveillance. But you’ll find better executions of this concept than the Momentum Aria. Selling for less than $170 at Amazon and Home Depot, the Momentum Aria is a bit cheaper than more established competitors like the …

Ring is adding color night vision to its security cameras

Ring says its adding a color nighttime video option to its smart home security cameras. The feature was recently rolled out to all wired cameras in its range, and it will soon be available on battery-powered cameras as well, the company said. Martyn Williams/IDG The color night vision setting in …

SimCam review: This home security camera gets an assist from onboard artificial intelligence

The SimCam offers something we’ve never seen before: a clutch of onboard artificial intelligence features that are more typically hosted in the cloud and require a subscription to access. Unfortunately, this AI’s performance often comes up short, making this otherwise solid security camera feel like a work in progress. Indeed, …

Brinno Empower TLC2000 review: This time-lapse security camera meets a niche need

Brinno’s Empower TLC2000 security camera serves a very particular niche: the need to easily capture hours or even days of activity, and then play it all back as a succinct video digest. That makes this time-lapse camera a viable product for users as varied as the small business owner who …

Arlo will have a free storage option for its Ultra 4K security camera after all

Arlo Technologies has some good news for system owners considering its Ultra 4K security camera. The company says it’s committed to continue offering users the ability to remotely access video recordings without a monthly fee. That’s great news for smart home owners who want to avoid the ongoing subscription fees …