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This video doorbell lets homeowners check on the front door from their phones

Ring is the name of the home security device company that's switched up the traditional doorbell.

Inventor and Ring founder Jamie Siminoff is leading the market for video doorbells, explains Technobyte presenter Aki Anastasiou.

Also read: Addicted to your smartphone? There's a new app for that

The innovative device puts the power of home security in the hands of homeowners.

The doorbell is linked to an app and integrates the cellphone camera so that residents can watch over their homes on video.

Homeowners see, hear and speak to visitors from anywhere, even if they are not home.

With instant mobile alerts and two-way talk, you can answer the door from your smartphone, tablet and PC.

He got a bunch of guys in a garage and said let's change the doorbell and make it a new generation doorbell.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

You press the doorbell and the video opens a two-way conversation. You get a notification on your phone via an app, and you can have a conversation with the person who's at your door.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

You might not be at home, but this device can eventually talk to your lock and open your door if it's someone you want to allow in your house.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

This company is about adding a extra layer of security and making the world a better place.

Aki Anastasiou, Technobyte presenter

In other tech news, Uber has unveiled its "flying car" concept aircraft at its second annual Uber Elevate Summit.

The cab-hailing company showcased prototypes for its fleet of airborne taxis, Anastasiou says.

Meanwhile, Google has announced that it will be opening an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Ghana.

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