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  1. 2015 CES Innovation Award Honorees: Highlights for the Home
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    2015 CES Innovation Award Honorees: Highlights for the Home

    We hit the show floor of the 2015 International CES to see first-hand the home appliances and electronics lauded by the Innovation Awards and selected five favorites for various spaces in your...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.06.15

  2. 8 Smart Home Innovations We're Excited to See at CES 2015
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    8 Smart Home Innovations We're Excited to See at CES 2015

    The behemoth that is the International CES trade show gets under way on January 6, and the buzz around the Las Vegas Convention Center is that 2015 could be the year that smart home technology tips...

    written by: William Lamb
    01.05.15

  3. Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That
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    Piles of Fallen Leaves Got You Down? This Leaf Blower Will Change All That

    While effective, leaf blowers generally and deservedly draw ire from neighbors for being loud and polluting. The EPA has cracked down on emissions and noise laws, so new blowers are built with...

    written by: Alexander George
    12.03.14

  4. Stay in Bed a Little Longer and Brew Your Coffee from Your Smartphone
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    Stay in Bed a Little Longer and Brew Your Coffee from Your Smartphone

    While the modern kitchen grows smarter and smarter, the technology behind the coffee maker remains fairly rudimentary. A collaboration between Belkin and Mr. Coffee is aiming to change that....

    written by: Alexander George
    11.14.14

  5. Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter
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    Quirky and GE Unveil Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

    Tech startup Quirky and GE, who officially announced their partnership in April of 2013, launched seven new products that seek to reinvent home security, outlets, switches, and sensors. With the...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.11.14

  6. Smart Detection System Prevents Home Water Damage
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    Smart Detection System Prevents Home Water Damage

    Wi-Fi and Bluetooth continue to spread to every household item, with safety monitoring systems getting particular attention. Wally is among the first devices to use that connectivity for moisture...

    written by: Alexander George
    11.07.14

  7. The Nest Thermostat's Improved Features
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    The Nest Thermostat's Improved Features

    In the realm of home automation, Nest Labs has been leading the way for new products. For the version 4.3 software update for its popular Learning Thermostat, the Palo Alto-based company has...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.14

  8. These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe
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    These Tiny Hubs Will Make Your Home Smart and Safe

    The Notion is among the recent home security systems that uses multiple types of sensors to monitor threats like water damage or burglary. The central hub connects to Wi-Fi and draws information...

    written by: Alexander George
    11.03.14

  9. Dyson Humidifier Will Keep Your Air Clean Using Bacteria-Killing Technology
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    Dyson Humidifier Will Keep Your Air Clean Using Bacteria-Killing Technology

    Sir James Dyson’s team specializes in taking staid appliances and reinventing them into something functional, beautiful, and often justifiably expensive. His team’s most recent subject is a self...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  10. Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done
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    Eco-Friendly Device Charges Your Phone and Shuts Off When It's Done

    Smartphones may be mobile devices, but their short battery lives mean that users need to constantly tether themselves to wall outlets. With this in mind, Velvetwire set out to design a more stylish...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.28.14

  11. This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes
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    This Mug Makes Iced Coffee in Under 5 Minutes

    There are plenty of commuter mugs that are insulated to keep coffee and tea hot, but there are few options for making home iced coffee from a fresh-brewed pot. The Zoku takes a hot 11 ounces of...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  12. Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years
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    Cutting-Edge Knife Requires Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

    Since the purpose of a chef’s knife hasn’t changed much in the last century, the design hasn’t really evolved either. Still, one given flaw is that almost all knives, with any amount of use,...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  13. Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose
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    Improved Noise-Canceling Headphones by Bose

    For over 20 years, Bose headphones have set the standard in noise-canceling technology. Their latest product, the QuietComfort 25, promises a purer listening experience by reducing the infamous ...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.24.14

  14. Wireless Speaker That Levitates
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    Wireless Speaker That Levitates

    In a marketplace crowded with wireless speakers, the Om/One has a design edge that makes it stand out. The latest product from Oakland-based Om Audio is a Bluetooth-enabled speaker built into a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.23.14

  15. Does Smart Automation Redeem a Sprinkler System?
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    Does Smart Automation Redeem a Sprinkler System?

    Sprinkler systems are just now catching up to the rest of the world’s connected devices, and with a reputation for wasting water resources, it's a tool that lends itself well to monitored...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.17.14

  16. Speed Up Your Cooking Time with Grooved Pots and Pans
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    Speed Up Your Cooking Time with Grooved Pots and Pans

    An Oxford University professor incorporates grooves inspired by motorcycle engines in an innovative new pot design that promises a 30% faster boiling point.

    written by: Alexander George
    10.15.14

  17. Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores
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    Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores

    For simple repairs and household chores, the smartest pieces get the job done correctly and efficiently.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  18. The Best Modern Speakers
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    The Best Modern Speakers

    Speakers run the gamut from sculptural to stealthy, stationary to portable. These designs look as good as they sound.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  19. Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home
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    Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home

    Master your interior domain with devices designed to optimize light, temperature, and atmosphere.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  20. Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office
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    Must-Have Tech Products for a Modern Home Office

    These accoutrements will make your home office work as hard as you do.

    written by: Diana Budds
    09.11.14

  21. August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive
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    August Smart Lock is Both Functional and Attractive

    Smart lock systems are one of those inventions that sound like more trouble than they’re worth, but when done right, they’re a boon to anyone who shares an apartment or home, either for Airbnb or...

    written by: Alexander George
    09.04.14

  22. Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits
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    Smart Toothbrush Tracks Your Brushing Habits

    For the people who use them regularly, fitness trackers give feedback that can be the difference between staying on the couch and getting up and going for a walk. It seems logical that the same...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.14.14

  23. Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help
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    Painting Your Walls? This App Will Help

    The camera in a tablet or phone is powerful enough to render high-resolution images of interior space, and this app uses that capability to pick wall colors. Starting with a photo of the room,...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.29.14

  24. Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs
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    Dyson Wireless Handheld Vacuum for Small Jobs

    James Dyson made his name making high-end, beautifully structured, and functionally impressive vacuum cleaners. An offshoot from the typical canister and upright vacuums Dyson makes is its wireless...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

  25. LED Suspension Light for Illuminating Large Areas
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    LED Suspension Light for Illuminating Large Areas

    If the name Jake Dyson sounds familiar, he’s the son of the famous James Dyson, of vacuum cleaner and hand-dryer fame. Jake, however, made a name for himself with the CSYS desk lamp with a bulb...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.28.14

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