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The Chinese house leisure model Konka is introducing a brand new line of good house gadgets to its North American choices. With a primary lineup of safety cameras, video doorbells, good plugs, and lights (with some variation in every group), all managed by a singular app, the firm is hoping to make good house integration easy.

All will work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa and you probably have a Konka TV, which have been launched in the US final yr, you should use that as a hub in your good house gadgets.

If the value is correct after they’re launched later this yr, the easy lineup might be a stable possibility for good house freshmen. Some corporations supply a dizzying array of merchandise with miniscule variations, however Konka plans to begin with simply what’s crucial, For instance, its good lighting choices embody one A19 good bulb for many lighting fixtures, a excessive hat bulb for recessed lighting, and a light-weight strip, not too long ago made widespread once more by cool TikTok teenagers. Its lineup additionally contains some good TVs, good doorbells, safety cams, and good plugs.

Medea Giordano

This Keyboard App Claims to Reduce Tipos Typos by 80 p.c

Typewise Keyboard

Video: Typewise 

In July 2020, the Swiss keyboard startup Typewise raised about $1 million for a 100% personal “next word prediction engine” that may increase productiveness by eliminating typos and offering customized, tailor-made autocorrecting options. That tech continues to be being developed. But proper now, they’ve an app with a particular honeycomb keyboard that they declare is two-thumb-friendly and reduces typos by as much as 80 p.c.

This can be an fascinating area to observe, as small corporations increase their slingshots in opposition to giants like Apple and Google. But this small, useful app already has greater than 500,000 downloads, which makes it far more actual and helpful than most of the bizarre, wacky vaporware that I’m used to seeing at CES. If it will possibly cease always changing all the you-know-whats with “ducking” in my texts, that alone would improve my productiveness by not less than 50 p.c. 

You can obtain Typewise right here.

Adrienne So

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