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The Tipoon Travel Machine reimagines camping w/ room for four on-the-road

Last week we told you about the latest release from Airstream, which dropped the iconic aluminum build for a more budget-friendly price point. Airstream is largely reacting to a market that has seen prices continue to drop as younger generations, mainly millenials, have taken a keen interest in …

RVs

Nest Temperature Sensor

Aesthetics aside, Ecobee's advantage over Nest has been its remote sensors, which let it monitor the temperature in multiple rooms to eliminate …

Home Automation

19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

Employment

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

The Best Tech Gadgets of 2018 (So Far)

Looking to make your life a little easier, but not ready to commit to a full smart-home makeover? Well, you've come to the right place: from umbrellas to watches to suitcases and more, ahead you'll find all the tech gadgets we've tried out and fallen in love with this year. And be sure to check …

Wear OS

10 New Netflix Shows You Should Be Watching

We have access to so many unique services with so much great content that it's difficult to filter through it all. How many times do you go to start …

TV

Buy Ripple, Tron, NEO or XLM and you could get as rich as the early Bitcoin traders

If you were lucky enough to buy Bitcoin a few years ago, you’re probably feeling pretty pleased with yourself.<p>But what if you’re skint and hoping to …

Cryptocurrency

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Apps

Ryobi’s One+ Cordless Shop Vac Has Super Suction

Posted in Gear and Tools<p>When things get messy, sometimes you just have to suck it up. Ryobi’s 18V One+ Cordless wet/dry shop vac can inhale up to …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces …

10 of the best gifts you can buy for under $100

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Gift Guide: Gadgets for your home

What do you give the devoted homebody? You give them a cool new tool or gadget to clean, automate, or decorate their nest, of course! We’ve collected …

A Spot-On Gift Guide Of STEM Toys For Kids

“STEM learning” may be a widely discussed topic within education and children’s media, but the discussion doesn’t necessarily make it easier to determine which products help teach STEM concepts. Therefore, instead of attempting to tackle the entire world of STEM education, Purdue University …

Kids

Best STEM toys that will excite and educate kids of every age

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>UBTECH<p>Not unsurprisingly, many parents want the best for their kids — and since science, technology, engineering, and math don’t seem …

Kids

The 2017 Austin Thanksgiving Take-Out Guide

November is finally here, which means it’s time to start thinking about <b>Thanksgiving</b>. Of course, Austin restaurants are here to make it easy for everyone to forgo the hassle of cooking for the food holiday and stay within the familiar comforts of home for a stress-free day. Here is Eater’s guide to …

Texas

Stop mopping your floors... seriously

Everybot is the world's first auto-mop. It aims to completely replace your current setup. The robotic mop comes with many features standard for a …

Microfiber

These Lego-compatible wall tiles are the answer to your feet's prayers

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Lego

Netflix has thousands of hidden categories. Someone listed them all

There are over 3000 hidden categories on Netflix that require a “secret” code to access and someone took the time to list them all.<p>The number combination, or “secret code” is appended at the end of the URL, after /browse/genre, and acts like a genre itself.<p>The sub-categories on the list range from …

Netflix's 28 original drama films, ranked from worst to best

The company recently announced that it will be releasing 80 original films in 2018, including high-profile movies from the likes of Will Smith and Martin Scorsese.<p>Among Netflix's recent original drama releases, films like the new Noah Baumbach dramedy, "The Meyerowitz Stories," and the Stephen King …

Entertainment

These gorgeous glass homes can pop up in 8 hours for under $70k

1/16<p>OOD tiny house<p>Meet ÖÖD, a gorgeous prefab abode that doesn’t compromise privacy for stellar views. Clad in mirrored glass, this sleek tiny home …

Tom Hurt attaches tiered white pods with plywood core to Austin house

Austin-based architect Tom Hurt has extended the back of a ranch house using a series of stacked units and wooden interiors to form a multi-storey …

Living Rooms

Sport-Brella XL 9-foot Canopy keeps you out of the sun for $28 (Reg. $60)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Walmart offers the Sport-Brella X-Large Umbrella for <b>$27.65</b> when you opt to take advantage of the free in-store pickup. That takes …

Volterman: The Wallet Can Change the Industry Like iPhone did

This wallet really does have all you could want from a wallet – and so much more. It’s been dubbed as the world’s most powerful smart wallet, as is …

6 Creative Ways to Use the Space in Kids' Closets

You know what's so great about kids' clothes? Aside from the fact they are so darn cute you kind of wish they came in your size too, they don't take …

Track Down

16 Prefab Shipping Container Companies in the United States

Gone are the days when shipping containers were used solely for transportation and storage. Today, shipping containers are used for many things, including home building.

A Family’s Loft in Poland Gets a Minimalist Renovation That’s Both Elegant and Functional

A comprehensive interior renovation by Loft Kolasiński transforms a 1930s-era family home in Szczecin, Poland, into a minimalist's dream space.<p><b>"One of the great joys of the project was locating two armchairs from 1972 designed by the Czech architect Jan Bocan. The armchairs used to stand in the</b> …

Prefab Homes

Recycled Shipping Containers as Backyard Swimming Pools

From high rises to housing to kiosks and disaster relief, shipping containers have become a more common architectural tool over the past few years. …

UT grad creates 'Texas modern' house design that doesn't need paint, shingles or electricity

Jimmy Tanghongs doesn't want his homebuyers to ever have to paint their houses, fix the roofs or pay an electric bill.<p>The independent builder is …

Real Estate

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Clean Energy

LeapHome unveils sustainable, super-efficient Frame prefab

LEAPfactory, the Italy-based company known for building gorgeous prefabricated structures in extreme locations, just unveiled their very first …

Design