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10 states where foreclosures are on the rise

Mortgage lenders started spring cleaning early this year, as they repossessed 23% more properties last month than they had in January 2014. From December 2014 to January 2015, repossessions jumped 55%, contributing to a 5% month-to-month increase in overall foreclosure activity, according to the …

Real Estate

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

A Chinese Company 3D-Printed This Five-Story Apartment Building

In the not-so-distant future, you might be able to have your 3D printed cake and eat it in your 3D printed apartment.<p>A Chinese company unveiled a …

Review: SmartThings offers an open and flexible home automation experience with a few caveats

The home automation sector of consumer technology continues to grow and generally improve, as more devices gain “smart” functionality. We’ve seen a number of products enter the fray during Q4 of 2014, but it’s yet to be seen whether any one company is ready to bring it all together in a truly …

2015 Preview: Bathroom and Kitchen Remodeling Trends

Renovations

5 tech gadgets you need in your home today

Slide 1 of 7<p>Homeowners are increasingly looking to technology for home security solutions, to save on heating and cooling costs and even to help them …

So you want to buy a connected light bulb? Start here

When it comes to having a smarter house, most people’s thoughts soon turn to lighting. Having lights that turn on or off on a schedule or when you …

Roost's smart battery will school your old smoke alarm

If you're intrigued by Nest's Protect, but think spending $99 for a fancy smoke alarm is kind of crazy, Roost's WiFi connected 9-volt battery is worth keeping an eye on. It plugs into any old smoke alarm to make it "smart," as is the custom of our time. You'll get mobile alerts when the battery is …

Keen Home Raises $1.52M To Bring Its Smart Home Vents To Market

Smart thermostats are great, but they often do not regulate the temperature of individual rooms. That’s where Keen Home’s Smart Vents come into play. The company first announced their product at Disrupt NY 2013 and is today announcing $1.52M in seed funding to bring it to market.<p>The seed round was …

Shippo grabs $2M for its shipping API for small businesses

The beauty of today’s technological age is that in the endless stream of photo-sharing, anonymous-chat, and dating apps, once in a while a startup comes along that uses its tech to make logistics for small businesses a little less painful.<p>Shippo is one such startup. And the company, which seeks to …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …