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  1. 4 Home Security Systems to Try Now
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    4 Home Security Systems to Try Now

    Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.

    written by: Patrick Di Justo
    07.17.14

  2. 5 Toasters Tested by San Francisco's Tartine Bakery
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    5 Toasters Tested by San Francisco's Tartine Bakery

    Any way you slice it, toast makes the most of any loaf. But which of these worthy appliances will make toast of the competition?

    written by: Amber Bravo
    photos by: Jim Bastardo
    02.26.09

  3. 6 Smartphone-Controlled Home Products
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    6 Smartphone-Controlled Home Products

    Our homes are getting more and more intelligent thanks to the little computers in our pockets—our smartphones. Companies are creating products that communicate with your iPhone or Android handset,...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    09.09.13

  4. 7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs
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    7 Cutting-Edge Furniture Designs

    By harnessing the latest high-tech materials and innovations, like 3-D printing and nanotechnology, manufacturers are using science to create forward-thinking design.

    written by: Diana Budds
    06.05.14

  5. 7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013
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    7 Smart Design Innovations at CES 2013

    There's definitely something for everyone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year we spied practical advances in refrigeration, a slew of accessories for the "i" industry (iPods,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.11.13

  6. 9 DIY Home Automation Gadgets for 2013
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    9 DIY Home Automation Gadgets for 2013

    Home automation is an incredible way to simplify the life of a homeowner. By automating all of your technologies, you can not only make your life easier, but you can save yourself a lot of money...

    written by: David Glenn
    05.30.13

  7. A Printer That Moves Down a Stack of Paper
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    A Printer That Moves Down a Stack of Paper

    In a re-imagination of the everyday printer, designer Mugi Yamamoto has created the Stack, a printer that is placed atop a pile of paper and moves down as it prints. Yamamoto developed the device...

    written by: Alexandra Chang
    08.28.13

  8. A Wallet for Your Phone?
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    A Wallet for Your Phone?

    Have you been looking for an attractive case for your phone? Well look no further! The new DODOcase Durables Collection is both stylish and functional. It combines timeless fashion with modern...

    written by: Julia Sabot
    04.02.13

  9. 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

  10. Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME
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    Big Ass Fans Haiku with SenseME

    Classier than the name would have you imagine, this understated fan from Big Ass Fans is injected with circuitry that makes it nearly autonomous. Under the Haiku fan’s minimalist exterior, sensors...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant
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    Drop Kitchen Scale and Baking Assistant

    The Irish creator of this smart scale, dubbed Drop, got the idea from seeing his scientist sister bake with aplomb but run into difficulty when preparing portions for large groups. The resulting...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room
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    Essential Gadgets for the Modern Living Room

    Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a breeze.

    written by: Alexander George
    07.08.14

  17. 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

  18. Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59
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    Gadget of the Week: Dyson's Digital Slim DC 59

    British manufacturer Dyson recently launched the DC 59, a cordless vacuum that's one-and-half times more powerful than its predecessor. We took it for a test run and found that its compact size,...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.31.14

  19. Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates
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    Gardener's Best Friend: Soil Tracker that Automatically Irrigates

    Edyn is a garden system created by an entrepreneur with an affection for horticulture. It comes in two parts: a sensor-laden stake, and the Water Valve hose actuator. Available for pre-order soon, ...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  20. Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home
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    Honeywell Thermostat Turns On When You're Almost Home

    Smart thermostats have been around for a while now, but the Honeywell Lyric is exceptional because it uses geofencing. It senses when you and your phone have arrived or left your home, and it...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.14.14

  21. iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer
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    iGrill Bluetooth-Enabled Meat Thermometer

    Smart cooking accessories replace clunky kitchen timers and add precision to processes like baking and roasting. iGrill’s line of devices link meat probes to Bluetooth to monitor and notify when...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  22. 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

  23. Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit
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    Inexpensive Touchless Flush Toilet Kit

    Somehow the toilets in bus stations and airports have technologically superseded the home commode. Toilets with motion sensors and water jets exist for civilian abodes, but they’re expensive to...

    written by: Alexander George
    07.17.14

  24. LaMetric Smart Display
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    LaMetric Smart Display

    When you’re surrounded by high-resolution displays, classic pixelation takes on a retro novelty, which is what makes the LaMetric notification display look so good in an office or bedroom....

    written by: Alexander George
    07.07.14

  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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