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Haier InstaSwitch smart freezer can transform into a refrigerator

Appliance brand Haier has taken the wraps off a new smart appliance called InstaSwitch, a freezer that can transform into a refrigerator when necessary. The company showcased its new offering at IFA 2018 this week, introducing a single-door freezer model with multiple divided storage compartments that can be individually controlled based on need

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Tetra countertop dishwasher doubles as a seafood cooker

Many homes contain only two people, making the typical dishwasher you find at appliance stores unnecessarily large.

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This espresso machine is made from concrete (and it’s not the first)

No doubt included on the list of appliances you won’t want to transport often is a new espresso machine called the ‘AnZa,’ one created by designers in California who position the appliance as something like a kitchen sculpture. The appliance would match well with both modern home interiors and grungy, dark warehouse-style apartments. One would be tempted to think this … Continue reading

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Is This Bluetooth Salt Shaker the Juicero of Seasoning?

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you of a “smart salt shaker” called “ The Smalt .” Oddly, the shaking aspect of this shaker is still decidedly unplugged— you still have do all the shaking; Smalt just “tracks” it for you.

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Nest Protect can turn off GE’s ovens when you burn dinner

It's hard to figure out how some connected home tech is actually useful, but GE and Nest have nailed it with their latest team-up. The Nest Protect smoke detector can now shut off GE Appliance's connected ovens if it detects smoke and then trigger th...

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Belkin Wemo Switches get Nest integration

Belkin’s Wemo now works with Nest, with the company announcing Works with Nest integration this morning. What’s this mean for you

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Dyson Just Fixed Everything Wrong With its Cordless Vacuum

We called Dyson’s cordless DC59 Motorhead the first genuine replacement for a full-sized vacuum, even with a few annoying design quirks and limited battery life. It has taken the company almost two years to design a follow-up, but the new Dyson V8 appears to fix most of the complaints we had with the original. Read more...

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Dyson Redesigned the Hair Dryer So It’s Easier and Safer to Use

Having already re-engineered vacuum cleaners and fans from the ground up, Dyson has now applied its expertise at moving air to an appliance you probably use every day, and despise doing so. The Dyson Supersonic wants to replace the hair dryer in your bathroom with a lighter, safer, and quieter alternative. Read more...

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LG debuts robo-vacuum with augmented reality, home security features

The robotic vacuum market is currently being dominated by Roomba, with Dyson making moves as well, but that doesn't mean other manufacturers aren't looking to compete with their own advanced floor cleaners. LG is one such company, having just announced their HOM-BOT Turbo+, a flat, automated vacuum with a rounded-corner square shape and a handful of unique features, including augmented … Continue reading

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Four kitchen gadgets that’ll make next Thanksgiving easier

Thanksgiving: there's festivities and friends and football, and if you're fortunate, lots and lots of food. Someone has to cook that food, though, and that someone is probably getting really tired of being inside a kitchen right about now. Fortunately, we live in the modern age and the modern age includes appliances as smart as they are efficient

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