We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . See it first Chris Wedel 29 Apr 2021 New hotness Ring Video Doorbell 4 Close second Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus With the Ring Video Doorbell 4, Ring kept all of the best parts from the previous models and improved them. Pre-Roll video is now in color rather than only black and white; there's also improved battery life to go with it. $200 at Amazon Pros Color Pre-roll video Dual-band Wi-Fi Full 1080p HD video Quick replies Advanced Motion Detection Cons No Google Assistant integration Only comes with a satin nickel faceplate The Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus introduced Pre-Roll video to the video doorbell lineup, and while the feature still works great — as black and white only, it seems dated. Other features are very close in line with the new model, but fewer features seem to make this model a pass since it's priced the same. $200 at … [Read more...] about Ring Video Doorbell 4 vs. Ring Video Doorbell 3 & 3 Plus: Which should you buy?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Dress up that doorbell Jeramy Johnson 4 Dec 2020 Like the popular Ring Video Doorbell 2, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and 3 Plus offer the ability to customize the look of your front door through swappable faceplates, covers, and skins. While you can't share these between the second and third generations of this product , there are still plenty of options to chose from, in addition to the Satin Nickel and Venetian Bronze plates that come with the device. Here are some of our favorites. Classy but not too flashy: Blue Metal Airplanes in the night sky: Night Sky Mid-century: Blueprint Stoic: Galaxy Black Replacement cover: Silver Metal Bright and shiny: Pearl White Craftsman style: Brush Gold Bling bling: Gold Metal Hot dog: Mustard Ice, ice baby: Ice Blue Dark pink: Light Burgundy So subtle: Cotton Blush Classy but … [Read more...] about What color Faceplate should you get for your Ring Video Doorbell 3 & 3 Plus in 2021
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . 3D vision Seeing the exact path to a more secure home. Nicholas Sutrich 31 Mar 2021 1 Source: Nick Sutrich / Android Central When people think of video doorbells, they probably think of Ring first. There's a good reason for that. Ring's name has become synonymous because of its pivotal contributions to the home security industry — including some of the best smart doorbells — and for the lessons in privacy we've learned from the company's missteps over the years. Ring Doorbell Pro 2 is the culmination of Ring's impressive motion detection technology research and introduces a brand new concept to video doorbells: 3D motion detection. 3D Motion detection enables the video doorbell to see motion and understand where that motion is happening in viewable space. Ring Doorbell Pro 2 is the debut Ring product with this feature, swapping out the passive infrared sensor that Ring has … [Read more...] about Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 review: An extra-dimensional sense of well-being
Facebook recently invited members of the media to an event on June 20 at their headquarters in Menlo Park, California. What’s on the agenda, you might ask? The invitation didn’t away too many hits (unless perhaps you read between the lines a bit) but sources are now saying that the social network will be launching a video sharing service as part of Instagram. Who knew that Vine would catch on so quickly? Rumors of such a service aren’t a huge surprise, however, as former Reuters editor Matthew Keys (the same person that was indicted for allegedly helping Anonymous hack the content management system of his former employer and ultimate deface the LA Times website) published a blog post last month on the same topic. At the time, he said Facebook was internally testing a video feature for Instagram similar in function to Twitter’s Vine . The feature would allow users to upload clips between five to 10 seconds long. Naturally, neither company commented on the rumor when … [Read more...] about Facebook may be set to launch Instagram video sharing service
The big picture: We consume so much video on YouTube yet we seldom stop to think of the magic happening behind the scenes that makes it easy for us to watch videos and livestreams on a variety of devices. For the past six years, Google has been busy improving the process of taking a video uploaded to YouTube and turning it into 10 to 15 variations with different resolution and compression formats. Last month, Google said it was "doubling down" on custom silicon in an effort to "boost performance and efficiency now that Moore’s Law no longer provides rapid improvements for everyone." To that end, the company hired former Intel head of Core & Client Development Group Uri Frank to lead a server chip design team in Israel. Uri is bringing 25 years of experience in custom CPU design and delivery, which will prove useful in a number of Google projects, including a custom SoC for its Pixel smartphones. The company says it's interested in deeper integration between CPU, networking, … [Read more...] about Google is building custom silicon for YouTube video transcoding