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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now
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    6 Kitchen Appliances to Invest In Now

    Brew the perfect cup of joe, add counter appeal, and discover a growing trend in cooking methods with the new appliances in our roundup.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.10.14

  4. 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

  5. Inexpensive and Durable Material We Love: Laminates
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    Inexpensive and Durable Material We Love: Laminates

    With materials, one must often make tradeoffs among looks, maintenance, price, and functionality (we’re talking about you, marble). Laminates, on the other hand, are a highly durable solution at a...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.06.14

  6. Kitchen and Bath Trend to Watch: Warm Metals
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    Kitchen and Bath Trend to Watch: Warm Metals

    Warm metals have hit peak popularity in furniture and lighting—and now the kitchen and bath industry.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.05.14

  7. 10 Creative Ways to Store Firewood
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    10 Creative Ways to Store Firewood

    So you're fortunate enough to have a fireplace or wood-burning stove at home, but where to place fuel for the flames? Look no further than our guide on carryalls and storage for kindling.

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.14

  8. How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool
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    How to Find the Perfect Modern Bar Stool

    There’s no denying the appeal of a seat at the bar; it’s where everybody knows your name, after all. As a design element at home, it offers a more casual and space-efficient alternative to formal...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.04.14

  9. 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

  10. Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze
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    Modular Platform Makes Outdoor Cooking a Breeze

    Extend barbecue season as long as possible with the Ulaelu, a modular outdoor cooking platform that can be outfitted with every tool necessary for preparing meals outdoors. Add-ons, which include a...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.30.14

  11. 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

  12. The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?
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    The World's First Ergonomic Ice Cream Scoop?

    The ice cream scoop's basic features haven't changed much in over a century. It's design is so taken for granted, in fact, that it literally took a rocket scientist to improve upon it. Michael Chou...

    written by: Alexander George
    10.29.14

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. Furnish a Room Virtually with this App
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    Furnish a Room Virtually with this App

    Take a photo of a bare room and—through partnerships with IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Herman Miller—the Furnish app places furniture candidates in the room so you can see how the space...

    written by: Alexander George
    08.22.14

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