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Added 27 March, 2019

Single people and couples served by coliving today aren’t the only groups feeling pain from the urban housing crisis. By many measures, families with young children have it worse. Families need lots of space, which is difficult to come by in major cities. And they’re often competing with groups of roommates for a limited inventory of two and...

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Added 7 March, 2019

The trend over the past few years to monitor ourselves via wearable devices is now moving into monitoring the world around us. Lots of new products are now coming online, and many of these are connected devices that are designed to fit snugly into our homes and offices. AurAir is one of the latest examples of this trend. Designed to provide an...

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Added 31 January, 2019

Many of us remember the old days of floppy disks, cassette tapes, and actually calling people on the phone, but there's another thing that we'll be telling our kids about: going outside to check if the mail is in yet. At CES 2019, the United States Postal Service showed off the Connected Mailbox, a device that tells you when the mail is in and...

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Added 7 December, 2018

Wearable smart devices are now monitoring many aspects of our daily lives. So it makes sense that the same people who like to keep stats on themselves want to know how good the air around them is. There are many devices coming to market now, including Airthings Wave Plus, a smart IAQ monitor packed with sensitive electronics that keep tabs on...

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Added 6 December, 2018

Automated technology is showing up in more places than ever as brands seek to offer consumers an enhanced level of convenience with everyday processes, which is what brings us to the 'SmartCup' automated beverage brewer. Working with tea, coffee and more, the solution works by gets liquids to the optimal temperature in a short amount of time...

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Added 18 October, 2018

E-commerce homewares company, Wayfair, has released an augmented reality interior design and room planning app especially for the new Magic Leap headset. “Wayfair Spaces”, as it’s called, acts as a virtual showroom for select pieces of the retailer’s furniture and home accessories collection. It is powered by Magic Leap’s spatial computing...

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Added 13 October, 2018

Who’s your favorite towel-maker? If you’re anything like me, you’re probably struggling to think of a single towel brand. Some of the best recommended towels on Amazon have names so forgettable–Superior, Martex, Pinzon–you’d need to go back to your order history to remember what you bought. The brands stocked by Target and Bed, Bath &...

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Added 1 October, 2018

Eyecloud is a new smart security camera equipped with artificial intelligence that allows it to recognize both humans and faces. The cordless design allows you to easily mount the security camera almost anywhere and the data encrypted feed allows you to store your footage on local storage without any monthly fee.

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Added 10 September, 2018

The Syshaus House comes to the market bringing a new concept to live with quality, practicality and sustainability – not only ideals, but effective practices. The structural system is composed of standardized types of pillar, beam, joint node and screw, which when combined result in different configurations of plants and programs, within a...

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Added 30 August, 2018

Many people would love to own high-quality, built-to-last furniture. But modern life, where people often rent accommodation for their whole lives, and move often, makes it difficult to own long-term ‘investment’ pieces. This type of furniture is also very expensive. Instead, people often buy cheap ‘disposable’ furniture, which often ends up in...