Sir James Dyson Thinks This Common Feature Is Going to Disappear from Homes

Sir James Dyson, the ingenious inventor who gave us both the indispensable Dyson vacuums (I have two!) and those intense Dyson hand dryers, is gracing us with some new wisdom. The forward-thinker spoke to Recode about his ideas on design, devices, and which uber-common home feature will soon be a thing of the past. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

How I Developed an Obsession with Real Estate Apps

My daily use of real estate apps started off as a justifiable act: my husband, Kumar, and I we were in the market for a house after receiving the news that he’d matched for a gastroenterology fellowship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At the time, we were living in New York City, paying budget-breaking rent for a tiny apartment. Thus, we figured—why not put our money into a small starter home when we move? We wanted a yard for our two little dogs to run around in. We wanted enough floor space to unfold a yoga mat. And just the idea alone Read More

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.” READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Can You Assemble an IKEA Chair Faster Than This Robot?

So far, technology has introduced the world to robots that dust, vacuum and lull you to sleep. Now there’s been some major progress made in the form of a robot that assembles IKEA furniture, proving that the momentum of these multi-tasking machines and their automated functions is progressing faster than it takes to memorize the entire IKEA catalog. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This Is The Best Deal We've Ever Seen On This AT50 Home Essential — Deal of the Day

Tech and tech accessories that are both chic and high-quality are a never-ending quest for us at Apartment Therapy. But there’s one company we’ve long raved about for their ability to create design-forward pieces that are also solution-oriented. One of our favorites from Native Union is the night cable, which helps you charge your devices in style – and keep the cord at hand thanks to a moveable, weighted knot. In fact, we like it so much we made it one of our AT50 top home essentials. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

This New Gadget Wants to Make Flying With a Pet Less Stressful

With the recent controversy surrounding traveling with pets, it’s a fine time to be living in the technology age. Tech company Unisys has conjured up a solution that will put all pet owners at ease. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Smoke Detector is Recalled for Failing to Do The One Thing It's Designed For

Few things are as basic and integral to the safety of a home as the humble smoke detector. Everyone has to have one and you should stay on top of making sure all of the batteries are still good and that you didn’t forget to screw it all the way back in after burning your brussel sprouts. The US Consumer Product Safety Commision recently recalled Kidde dual-sensor smoke alarms for failing to detect smoke. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

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. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

The Space-Hogging Mess You Always Forget About: How To Declutter Your iPhone

You put in so much effort to keep your home organized and looking beautiful, but do you give your iPhone the same treatment? It’s easy to let your phone fall into a state of disarray, leaving you with no storage space, searching for apps in a wall of seemingly endless icons, but your phone is almost always with you, and you don’t deserve all that technological clutter. Plus, you’ll find it’s surprisingly easy to tidy up your apps and files, and you can have some fun with it, too. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico

Alexa Is Randomly Laughing and It's Creeping People Out

We need to talk about Alexa. The Amazon virtual assistant seems to have taken a dark turn in recent days, emitting an evil-sounding laugh to some avid users, Buzzfeed reported on Monday. READ MORE » Powered by WPeMatico