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Every morning I fix myself a large mug of hot tea after getting to my day job or before a marathon of couch surfing on the weekends at home. I don't drink the tea quickly enough to enjoy the full mug at a temperature that's just right. I usually end up nuking it in the… Read More

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The coffee enthusiast will tell you that a good, consistent grind is essential to the perfect cup of coffee. That's hard to achieve at home without a high-end coffee grinder. The Kruve Sifter is an ingenious solution that enables you to consistently get the most out of your beans with the grinding gear you already… Read More

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Home automation has been a dramatic theme of science fiction for ages, yet few realize that this sci-fi premise is a day-to-day reality for many people. While most people are content enough to rely on the time-tested light switch and power button, many have invested in home automation to provide greater access to existing lighting and appliances… Read More

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We're still a few weeks from spring time here in Southern Indiana, but it will be here soon and when it does, we usually get a few house flies in our house. Every year they get in the house and are very annoying and disgusting. The Fly Sword from Animi Causa is a cute way… Read More

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Are you ready to bring more tech into your bedroom? And no, I don't mean THAT kind of tech! I'm talking about PONS high-end sleep products like their bed frame which has built-in USB ports to charge your phone and cool (literally) tech built into the mattress. The PONS bed frame is a premium platform… Read More

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Blink continues to add more products and features to their line of home security cameras and products. Earlier this week they announced that their wire-free security cameras will have IFTTT integration (for US users only). If you're not familiar with IFTTT, it stands for If This Then That. It's a programmable cloud-based trigger system that… Read More

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Agatha is a cute little silicone spoon holder shaped like a witch that rests on the edge of your soup pot to keep the drips inside the pot instead of on your stove top. She also doubles as a steam release by lifting the pot lid while the potion is boiling. If Agatha rides the… Read More

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If you haven't replaced all the incandescent light bulbs in your home for LED bulbs yet, what are you waiting for? LED bulbs use less energy which means you'll see a lower electric bill, they last longer than traditional bulbs and they are better for the environment. If those aren't good enough reasons for you… Read More

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LED technology keeps getting more and more common. As it does, the costs keep going down, and the cycle of innovation and placing them into more and more common items continues. Sansi, through their Loftek brand, has an LED bulb that doesn't need a hub to be "group-able" and controllable from an app on your… Read More

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When I was a teenager, I had acne and was self-conscience about the way I looked. I remember trying different types of cleansers, lotions, buff puff cleaning pads that exfoliated my skin, drugs perscribed by the dermatologist, and other things. Nothing much helped me back then and I'm so glad I finally grew out of… Read More

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I tried the whole standing desk thing for awhile but it didn't take too long for me to realize that I prefer parking my buns in a chair while I'm working. Since I do a LOT of working, I do a LOT of sitting, so I need a comfortable chair. When RapidX asked if I would… Read More

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Is one of your new year's resolutions to become more organized and tidy? The Keep Track shelving system looks like a very cool way to get a jump start on that goal. The Keep Track is a wall mounted block of alder wood that has a slot for specially designed metal plates that can be… Read More

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Only one month after announcing their new wireless outdoor camera, Blink is expanding further; this time into the home security products and services space. Later this week at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, the company will be showcasing their Blink Seecurity™ systems and monthly service plans which will be available this year in… Read More

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After reviewing the D-link HD WiFi Camera DCS-935L, the Zetta Z16 HD Wide Angle Intelligent Security Camcorder, and the DoorBird Video Doorbell, the overly sensitive motion detectors on the cameras of each device drove me crazy. Many security cameras also have subscription fees to store your recordings which I also find frustrating. I still wanted… Read More

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In the Star Wars stories, the faithful little astromech droid R2-D2 had many gadgets to help his friends out of numerous bad situations. Brought to you by our friends at ThinkGeek, here's an R2-D2 feature we never saw in the films: a Coffee Press. Yes, Star Wars fans, R2-D2 can help infuse you with your daily… Read More