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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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Apr 18

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.

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Mar 18

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.

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Mar 18

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.

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Mar 18

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.

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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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Mar 18

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.

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Mar 18

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.

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Feb 18

This New Alexa-Assisted Board Game Is a Game Changer

In stuff you didn’t know you needed but totally do, there’s now an Alexa-assisted board game called When in Rome. Instead of arguing over the rules with that pesky player who loves to find questionable loopholes, you’ll be able to leave the dirty work to the Amazon Echo device. Alexa is in charge of laying out the game guidelines, tracking scores and keeping players in line (that means you, cheaters).

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Feb 18

Did Friends Predict Alexa and FaceTime? An Investigation

Thanks to the abundance of streaming services these days, we’re able to watch (and re-watch, and re-watch) our favorite TV shows, regardless of how long they’ve been off the air. Aside from making us feel all warm and fuzzy inside, being able to watch shows from the past also gives us a glimpse into what life was like during its original run. Pressing play on a classic show can be like opening up a time capsule—especially when it comes to technology.

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