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Added 4 May, 2018

By this time next year, you could have your very own robot to do stuff around your home, courtesy of Amazon. Lab126, the company’s hardware research and development division, is quietly working on a domestic robot, according to a Bloomberg report. And it could be ready to roll (or, maybe, walk? who knows) into customers’ homes as soon as 2019....

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Added 1 May, 2018

Co-working spaces are gaining steam around the world as the nature of work continues to become more individualized and more transient. Now that ethos is spreading into more co-living experiments, like the We Live initiative. Garden House is the latest co-living rental property in London. The three-bedroom terraced mews house situated in west...

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Added 27 April, 2018

In 2009, the last year of the Great Recession, 17 percent of Americans lived in households that were multigenerational. This translates to 51.5 million people living in homes with either grandparents and grandchildren, or with two or more adult generations. Estimates are based on census data. In 2016, the most recent numbers, 20 percent of...

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Added 20 April, 2018

The smart cameras of 2018 are getting smarter still. Startup Horizon Robotics has debuted a new HD smart camera that boasts serious artificial intelligence capabilities and can identify faces with an accuracy of up to 99.7 percent, the company claims. That’s probably better than most humans. The company claims the new HR-IPC2143 smart camera is...

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Added 3 February, 2018

Frustrated by the lack of beautiful and quality bedding at an affordable price, Hill House Home founder Nell Diamond decided to create her own luxury bedding to make the process easy, fun, and on-budget. The company's sheets come in either a percale or sateen fabric and are made in a family owned and operated factory in France. Brooklyn-based...

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Added 15 January, 2018

Companies throughout the tech space are introducing devices and announcing new partnerships at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. One of the top trends sweeping the smart home market at this year’s show has been the further integration of consumer connected devices with the leading voice-based artificial intelligence (AI)...

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Added 10 January, 2018

You wouldn’t think a domestic task like doing the dishes would require the intervention of smart home technology, but Delta Faucet is jumping into the market with a new smart faucet that responds to users’ voices. The appliance combines two proven platforms —Amazon’s Alexa voice-driven digital assistant and Delta’s Touch2O Technology faucets....

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Added 17 November, 2017

One of the great things about writing for Wikitrends is that we see the best of innovations every day. The Glider from Tyroler is a terrific example of this. For as long as there have been windows, there has been the problem of keeping them clean. And that goes double for the outside of hard-to-reach windows. The Glider offers a creative...

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Added 19 September, 2017

Ikea announced the launch of "the world’s first" AR shopping app, called Ikea Place. ”We are reinventing furniture shopping. Physical and digital worlds are now meeting in a new and natural way. [Ikea Place] will elevate the [shopping] experience and inspire our many customers, and make it easier for them to find exactly the right product,”...

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Added 17 September, 2017

In Southern California backyards, expansive areas once dominated by grass now feature fireplaces, fire pits and fire tables. All take the idea of a campfire to a new level. While wood-burning fixtures add the smell of the outdoors, many homeowners opt for newer gas versions that are easier on the environment and meet local air quality...