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Why Ring Is Recalling 350K of Its Doorbells

They can ignite if installed incorrectly

(Newser) - Got a Ring doorbell? You may want to check what version, as the popular smart device can apparently be a fire hazard—if installed incorrectly. The company is recalling 350,000 of its doorbells (only the second generation is impacted, per CNN ) after reports that 23 of them caught...

Here's What Happens When You Sleep Through Your Nobel Call

Robert Wilson, who won economics prize, crossed the street in PJs to alert fellow winner Paul Milgrom

(Newser) - No one wants to hear their doorbell ring in the middle of the night, but Paul Milgrom will probably give Bob Wilson a pass. That's because Wilson, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday, was forced to trudge out in his pajamas to alert his Stanford colleague,...

Texas Police Learn Identity of Woman in Odd Doorbell Video

32-year-old is a domestic violence victim

(Newser) - Police aren't releasing a name, but they say they've identified the woman captured ringing the doorbell of a Montgomery County, Texas, home in the middle of the night last Friday; surveillance video showed her wearing only a shirt and what appeared to be wrist restraints. It turns out...

Texas Police Search for Woman in Strange Doorbell Video

She appears to have something dangling from her wrists

(Newser) - A Montgomery, Texas, homeowner was awakened at 3:20am Friday to the sound of a ringing doorbell—only to find no one at the door. But the mystery of who rang the bell in the Sunrise Ranch subdivision only deepened when the resident looked at the video taken by the...

Shark Tank Didn't Want It. Amazon Just Paid Big Bucks for It

'Smart' doorbell company Ring scooped up for a reported $1B

(Newser) - Five years ago, Jamie Siminoff left the ABC show Shark Tank "in tears" after a "smart" doorbell he created was spurned. On Tuesday, Ring, the company he built around that invention, was sold to Amazon in a deal Reuters reports as being worth more than $1 billion—one...

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