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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 abode: living, media, and kids' rooms; laundry; kitchens; and more.
January 6, 2015
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I Woke Up Like This: Lamp Syncs with the Patterns of the Sun

Sunn is a light fixture that mimics the sun—as the earth rotates, it changes color and brightness accordingly. Available for pre-order, $289.
January 6, 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 into the mainstream. There is a concerted effort to build "ecosystems" that will help us manage multiple devices from the same platform. Belkin announced an expansion of its WeMo line of connected-home products, for instance, while Nest has added 15 companies to its Works With Nest program, which seeks to make its smart thermostat the eyes and ears of the connected home of the not-too-distant future. Here are eight smart-home innovations that we're looking forward to seeing at this year's CES.
January 5, 2015
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Sleek and Practical Smart Home Tech from Belkin at CES 2015

At CES 2015, Belkin announced new products for beefing up home security, resource efficiency, and peace of mind. "The WeMo sensors are designed to make the entire home smarter, more intuitive, and more contextually aware," Belkin stated in a release. The gadgets are expected to hit the market in the second half of 2015, but in the meantime, click through the slideshow to whet your appetite.
January 5, 2015
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Top Home Tech News from 2014, and What to Look Forward to in 2015

International CES, held every January in Las Vegas, is more than a tradeshow: It's a cultural phenomenon in which consumers, press, and companies converge to learn about the newest technology that will shape our lives. Stay tuned all week as Dwell reports from CES, and in the meantime, take a look at our top home tech picks since last year's show.
January 5, 2015
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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 effective mufflers and there are now electric models available. For efficient yard-clearing, however, a high-powered gas blower like the Jet by Troy-Bilt is ideal.
December 3, 2014

A Bold New Take on the Traditional Light Switch

The tactile, colorful, and programmable Smart Booo presents a colorful take on the staid switch.
November 24, 2014
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The Modern Desk Accessories You Need to Own

Designer Eric Pfeiffer's handsome line of accessories for Evernote will make your workspace best desked.
November 21, 2014
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7 Orderly Home Offices

Working from home can be just as stressful as commuting if your space isn't equipped to meet your needs. From shipping containers to lofts, these home offices are designed for maximum productivity and comfort.
November 19, 2014