Peter Ng

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These 3 Plants Produce Oxygen In Your Room Every Night, Here’s Why You Must Have Them In Your Bedroom

Generally, people love plants, and we have them in our homes, offices and garden as a décor. Namely, plants as well as the trees are thought to be …

Carbon Dioxide

IKEA Unveils Its First-Ever Speaker—No Assembly Required

The Scandinavian furniture giant has announced the Eneby, a Bluetooth-enabled speaker that is the very definition of minimalist design<p>Over the past few years, there have been new and exciting players in the ever-evolving world of speaker systems. From Google Home to Amazon Echo, the already …

Furniture

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

Model-View-Controller (MVC) Explained Through Ordering Drinks At The Bar

Model-view-controller (MVC) frameworks are a crucial part of building modern web applications. Walk into a room of web developers, and you will …

Here's how to have a 'dry garden' that's colorful, too

Drought-tolerant yards don't have to be stark (or dull), says Palm Springs-based author and horticulturist Maureen Gilmer. Her new book, "The Colorful Dry Garden," is bent on bringing a riot of fertile color into arid Southern California landscapes.<p>Gilmer's latest book — she has written 18 about …

An 8-Point Guide to a Feng Shui House

Stand inside your home with your back to the front door.* Look forward. The part of your home in the far left corner is the money sector. The far …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

The Best Insulated Blackout Curtains to Keep the Cold Out

Let's face it—those cheap roller shades you've been using to block out the light don't offer much in the looks department. What if we told you there …

Sewing

growgreenworld.com

10 Indoor Garden Ideas for Small Spaces and How to make it happen!

Plants cleanse the household air and improve the aesthetics of indoor spaces. Indoor gardens are an amazing way to stay connected to Mother Nature. …

10 modern garage doors to really finish your build

Modern garage doors can be all that you need to make a functional but boring garage that whole lot more striking, eye-catching and stylish. We want …

Print This Free Garden Planner

Printable Garden Notebook<p>Updated January 29, 2018<p>01<p>Get all of your garden plans, records and dreams in one place. Just slip this printable cover into …

7 Homes With Beautiful Outdoor Patios

A patio or outdoor deck can bring a whole other dimension to a home, opening up the interiors and making the residents feel closer to nature.<p>As we huddle up indoors during the winter months, these stunning patios have us thinking of warmer days. Take a look at some of our favorite outdoor spaces …

Landscaping

6 open source home automation tools

<i>Editor's note: This article was originally published in March 2016 and has been updated to include additional options and information.</i> <br>read more

Home Automation

Our 15 favorite smart home devices — each for less than $100

You don't have to be a millionaire anymore to have an interconnected smart home that you can control with the swipe of your finger or the sound of your voice.<p>Smart home devices are getting more powerful every day as the price of entry continues to drop. All you need to get started is a smartphone …

Smart Homes

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

The 21 Best Smart Home Devices of 2017

This was the year that I discovered just how glorious a smart home can be, and luckily, it was also a year in which some of the most innovative devices made their debut. From lights to music to fitness and more, ahead, I've highlighted the 21 devices that <i>really</i> changed my life this year. And the …

The Coursera Virtual Reality program will help you pick up skills to work with an emerging medium and make a game in Unity

In November, US based edutech company Coursera launched its first ever series of courses on <b>Virtual Reality (VR) technologies</b>. The courses have been …

Virtual Reality

6 Things to Eliminate From Your Living Room Right Now (That You Won’t Miss)

Consider eliminating these six things from your living room today; you just might feel an instant design relief of your main living space.<p>Visible …

Home Decorating

3 Online Furniture Stores You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

(Image credit: Lamps Plus)<p>When shopping online for furniture, do you ever find yourself going round and round, stumbling upon the same pieces store …

Furniture

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

We Love This New Affordable Source For Patterned Flooring

Close your eyes. Now, envision a vinyl floor. Does your mind automatically think checkerboard, faux wood, or something retro? You might not think of …

Outsourcing

The real cost of setting up a smart home

LOS ANGELES — So you’re thinking about setting up a smart home.<p>You’d like to say “Alexa, turn off the lights,” or “Alexa, lock the door,” and have it all happen without you having to get up out of your lounge chair. Great idea, right?<p>No question, but it will cost you.<p>Based on the costs of …

Smart Homes

This smart window uses electricity to quickly change from clear to dark

Bright news.<p>In a world where even mundane devices like water bottles and toothbrushes have become smart and connected, it’s easy to scoff at yet another attempt at smartifying practical gadgets. But new technology for smart windows, described today in the journal <i>Joule</i>, might actually be an …

Columbia University

10 Best Apartment Sofas and Small Sectionals to Cozy Up On

If lounging is a favorite past time, your small living room space doesn’t have to cramp your style. We’ve got 10 of the best apartment sofas and …

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

10 Secrets to Successful Houseplants from the Experts

Are you tired of hearing the same old obvious tips about how to take care of houseplants? We certainly are. These days the Internet seems to …

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

Home Security

Secret storage solutions for small homes

Ask any interior designer and they'll tell you that a small home doesn't have to struggle to find enough handy storage, if you are willing and able …

Storage Ideas