This $799 water monitor tracks how long you’ve been in the shower

A new company named Buoy Labs is trying to make it easy for homeowners to monitor and cut down on their water usage. The company is releasing its debut product today, a big buoy-shaped device named Buoy, that attaches to a home’s water line and measures how much water is going through it. Using that data, Buoy can tell homeowners how much water they’re using for showers, doing dishes, cleaning laundry, and flushing toilets. It can also tell if there’s a leak.

Keri Waters, Buoy’s co-founder and CEO, lives in Santa Cruz, California, and became interested in finding ways to reduce water usage a little over two years ago, while her city and state were requiring homeowners to lessen their usage amid an ongoing drought. The drought in…

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Sony’s extravagant XZ Premium goes on sale this month for $799

It seems like a long time since Sony unveiled its flagship XZ Premium at MWC in February, but the luxe handset is finally going on sale in the US. The XZ Premium will be available to pre-order from Best Buy and Amazon for $ 799 on June 12th, or buy outright and unlocked on June 19th from the same retailers, plus Fry’s. Its stand-out features are a 5.5-inch 4K screen and camera capable of capturing slow-motion 720p, 960fps video footage, but in our first impressions earlier this year, we weren’t sure the XZ Premium didn’t belong in a museum (and not in a good way).

Also going on sale from Sony in June: the company’s Xperia Touch projector, which is capable of turning any surface into a touchscreen. It’ll retail for an eye-watering…

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Microsoft announces new Surface Pro, starts at $799

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Pro. Despite the confusing name, it is a successor to last year’s Surface Pro 4. The new model comes with a new design, new display, new hardware, some new software, and new accessories, making it one of the more comprehensive overhauls in the series so far. The new Surface Pro is completely redesigned and is the thinnest (8.5mm) and lightest (1.7lb) Surface yet. On the back is a new hinge that allows 165-degree of movement for a near flat angle, ideal for writing or drawing. The new Surface Pro has a 12.3-inch, 2736×1824, PixelSense Display…

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