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Jan 19

IKEA's New Smart Blinds Mean Not Having To Get Out of Bed

Swedish retailer IKEA has been testing the waters of smart design for several years with the subtle introduction of tech home products like wireless charging furniture and Trådfri smart lighting. Now, the mega home furnisher is rolling out a new way to do Saturday mornings: window shades you can operate without even leaving your bed.

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30
Nov 18

This $20 Amazon Buy Makes the Holidays Less of a Hassle

With the countdown to the most anticipated holiday officially underway, one needs to be as efficient as possible in order to avoid any decorative mishaps. In years past, it may have been totally acceptable to decorate the old-fashioned way, à la “A Christmas Story’s” Old Man Parker, who infamously disregarded fire safety precautions while lighting the family tree. But anyone who prefers the scent of a Douglas fir to the burning odor of an electrical fire should consider adding this $20 smart power strip to your Amazon shopping carts.

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11
May 18

Amazon Announces Totally Connected Model Smart Homes — But Is That What People Want?

Not content to simply take over your library, grocery, cable TV, and radio habits, Amazon wants to show you firsthand what life would look like if your home were fully kitted out with every Amazon technology product and service — or, as Gizmodo said yesterday, “a future that nobody wants.”

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Mar 18

You Won't Believe This $5,000 Toilet and Other Gadgets from HTGV's Smart Home

Eager for a high-tech toilet or a coffeemaker built into your bathroom cabinet? Well you’re in luck: The 2018 HGTV Smart Home in peaceful Palmetto Bluff, SC is officially up for grabs. The home was designed by Tiffany Brooks, whom you may remember as the winner of HGTV’s Design Star show back in 2013.

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