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4 Furtif kitchen knives of varying length and size.

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, eventually require sharpening. That means home cooks will either make do with a dull knife, try to sharpen it themselves with a stone, or find a professional to rehabilitate the blade. Furtif manufactures its knives from a sophisticated material that requires sharpening once every 25 years. Available for $138.
October 24, 2014
Bose QuietComfort 25 noise-cancelling headphones.

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 "hiss" associated with other noise-cancelling devices. Designed with the hubbub of air travel in mind, the QC 25 is capable of drowning out even the most invasive racket. Meanwhile, balanced padding prevents these over-ear headphones from feeling too clumsy.Available for $300.
October 24, 2014
Opposing magnates allow the speaker to levitate above its base.

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 lightweight levitating orb. Opposing magnets allow the speaker to hover gently over a discrete base while it plays audio. And although presentation is the Om/One's main appeal, its 1100-decibal output makes it more powerful than many of its competitors Available for pre-order for $199. (Read about more modern speakers here.)
October 23, 2014
While it’s up to your team to decide to manage how to manage content publishing, I highly recommend utilizing a system of peer reviewing before publishing.

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 automation. The Rachio system accounts for weather seasonal changes to optimize the watering schedule without the need for human input.
October 17, 2014
Energy saving Flare Pans use grooved surface to distribute heat, saving energy and boiling water faster.

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.
October 15, 2014
Modern tools and appliances

Tools and Appliances to Master Your Chores

For simple repairs and household chores, the smartest pieces get the job done correctly and efficiently.
September 11, 2014
Modern audio speakers

The Best Modern Speakers

Speakers run the gamut from sculptural to stealthy, stationary to portable. These designs look as good as they sound.
September 11, 2014

Essential Tech Products for a Greener Home

Master your interior domain with devices designed to optimize light, temperature, and atmosphere.
September 11, 2014
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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.
September 11, 2014