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The Warby Parker of buying paint is here

Say goodbye to the hardware store.<p>As a kid, my favorite part of going to the hardware store was the paint swatches–hundreds of them, in vibrant hues, just waiting for me to take them home. For my parents, though, it must have been miserable trying to decide on a single color to paint the walls of …

Home Decorating

Futuristic Kitchen Islands

The island has long reigned as the most fashionable favorite for kitchen layouts around the world—but not all islands are created equal.<p>Below are …

Kitchen Gadgets

Designing a 'solar tarp,' a foldable, packable way to generate power from the sun

The energy-generating potential of solar panels – and a key limitation on their use – is a result of what they’re made of. Panels made of silicon are …

Clean Energy

Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons

Can do basic character, object recognition.<p>Neural networks have a reputation for being computationally expensive. But only the training portion of …

Deep Learning

This is the best robot vacuum money can buy

It’s 2017, and many things that once involved manual labor and human effort have been turned into an app. In my increasingly smart apartment, I can …

Batteries

10 Tiny Apartments Under 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric Drawings

Finding an efficient configuration for a small apartment is not an easy task. Basic housing programs should be distributed in minimal spaces without …

Apartments

Your ice maker: Essential tips to keep it clean and running smoothly

From luxurious party machines to basic fridge models, all ice makers share one thing in common. They need regular care and maintenance.<p>Without your TLC, they'll suffer from all sorts of preventable maladies. Luckily, many issues are preventable, and with a little work, you'll keep your machine …

Cleaning

Ground rules: how to keep your soil happy and healthy

Cutting down on expensive fertiliser can sometimes give you better results<p>Fertiliser can be expensive. It can be time-consuming to apply. It can also use valuable resources and even contribute to environmental pollution. So here’s some great news: in many cases, slavish devotion to its application …

Gardening

How to Calculate the Thermal Transmittance (U-Value) in the Envelope of a Building

When designing the envelope of projects, we must pay special attention to each of the elements that comprise it, since each of these layers has …

Regulation

This fancy device turns your entire room into a screen

Augmented reality for the design-minded<p>Screen fatigue is real. Between phones and laptops and TVs, it seems as if the world is covered in glowing glass boxes.<p>At first glance it might seems as if Lightform, a new projector system that casts light onto any surface, is part of the problem. Then you …

Updating your router to WPA3 could protect your home Wi-Fi network

A new security protocol for wireless internet access known as Wi-Fi Security Protocol 3, or WPA3, has been certified and router manufacturers are …

The Vipp Shelter – The Ultimate Prefab Home Comes Packed With Cool Features

All buildings regardless of their function are usually constructed and planned in relation to their surroundings and the context of their location. …

This futuristic $4,000 'smart desk' can manage your entire work life — here’s what it can do

For $4,000, a new "smart desk" can manage your entire work life.<p>Made by New York-based technology manufacturing company Cemtrex, the SmartDesk is a sit-to-stand desk that has everything you might need built into the desk itself.<p>The SmartDesk has three touch screen monitors, a document scanner, a …

This edible, plastic-free packaging is grown from kombucha starter

1/9<p>Scoby by Roza Janusz<p>Since Scoby is made from kombucha it tastes like the drink; however, it can absorb new flavors as well.

FixIts is a new household emergency fixer

Takes advantage of material's properties to help people repair broken items<p>FixIts™ is the first product to come out of Chris Lefteri Design and marks …

The Most Versatile Home Security Camera You Can Buy?

The Honeywell Smart Home Security Base Station ($350) is a different from other popular home security cameras. Yes, it comes with many of the same …

Sliding Door Security

Lock up your sliding glass door and make it look good<p>I used to secure my patio door by putting a wooden stick in the track, but it wasn’t very …

Outer Space Could Revolutionize Air Conditioning

Americans love their air conditioning—and the rest of the world is catching on fast. The International Energy Agency predicts that the number of …

National University of Singapore

Oculus TV arrives, letting you watch a big screen TV without taking up any space

If you’re looking for the experience of watching movies or TV shows on a massive screen but don’t actually want to shell out the cash for a TV, you …

The Best Smart Home Devices of 2018—So Far

We look back at a few of our favorite gadgets we’ve profiled this year<p>As 2018 reaches its midpoint, we’re taking a look back at a few of the more …

What is the American Dream Home in 2018?

A recent survey done by Chicago-based digital marketing firm Digital Third Coast asked 2,000 current or prospective homeowners for their feedback on …

Don’t Paint Your Home’s Exterior Until You Read This

Painting exterior brick is a distinct design choice that can completely change the visual appeal of your home. Brick buildings are tried-and-true …

​If There's a Sexy Toilet Plunger, This is It

Toilet plungers are not something we tend to discuss. But, for sure, we want them to work and we sure hope there's one accessible if …

Nanoleaf's New Dodecahedron-Shaped Remote Gives You Access to 12 HomeKit Scenes

Nanoleaf's new 12-sided light-up remote joins its existing Nanoleaf Light Panels and Nanoleaf Rhythm, adding a whole slew of smartphone-free physical control options for your HomeKit setup in one easy-to-use accessory.<p>The Nanoleaf Remote is bigger than button and remote devices from other …

Nest X Yale Lock With Nest Connect

<b>Pros</b><p>Stylish design. Easy to install. Works with Nest Secure. Very quiet.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Doesn't work with IFTTT. No voice activation support.<p><b>Bottom Line</b><p>The Nest …

Swimming Pool of the Week: A Generous Pool for a Modest California Weekend Retreat

When San Francisco landscape architect Loretta Gargan and her partner, the art photographer Catherine Wagner, set out to buy a weekend house in the …

Home from ‘Californication’ Breaks Price Record

The eco-friendly Venice, California, compound sold for $14.6 million<p>A contemporary compound that set the backdrop to Hank Moody’s sexual exploits and …

Composting At Home Doesn't Have To Be Hard (Or Smelly), Thanks To This Painless Guide

This year, there's been a lot of talk about the importance of beating plastic pollution so it doesn't end up in our oceans. And it’s about time. But …

Control your garage door remotely w/ this Ryobi opener for $148 (Reg. $250)

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>This week only, as part of its Pro Special Buy of the Week, Home Depot offers Ryobi’s Ultra-Quiet Wi-Fi-enabled 2-HP Belt Drive …

The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?) - Page 2 - CNET

The Ecobee4's smarts<p>Connecting your Ecobee4 to Wi-Fi is as easy as downloading the related app for Android and iPhone and following the step-by-step instructions. It should only take a few minutes. Once the thermostat is connected to your local network, you can access it from the mobile or web app. …