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Experience a Brighter Home with Automated Lighting Systems

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Experience a Brighter Home with Automated Lighting Systems

Lighting has a huge impact on the average person's life. With the flick of a switch you can transform a room from darkness into a bath of warm light, giving you the ability to read, play board games, or work on a project. To some, that is enough. But to other, efficient homeowners, the next step is the use of automated lighting systems, a technology that is rapidly changing the way people interact in and around their homes.

Five Kitchen Items to Improve Your Cooking Life

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Five Kitchen Items to Improve Your Cooking Life

With self-opening cabinets and refrigerators with built-in touchscreens, the rest of your kitchen can be as high tech as your appliances. Everything from utensils to butter dishes and more are ripe for a high-tech upgrade in the automated home. Whether you're looking for a way to improve your home-cooked meals or just a new toy to impress your techie friends, these cool products go far beyond the traditional run-of-the mill kitchen items.


Five Cool Kitchen Gadgets for Thanksgiving

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Five Cool Kitchen Gadgets for Thanksgiving

With leaves falling, temperatures dropping and Halloween in the rearview, tech fans around the country are gearing up for the next big holiday on their end-of-the-year schedule: Thanksgiving.

How Appliances Are Embracing Twitter

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How Appliances Are Embracing Twitter

Tweet via your fridge? Sure, why not? It's not breaking news that the smartphone is a huge component of today's home automation wave. But it isn't always the smartphone that directly communicates with your appliances. Sometimes there's a middleman, like Twitter.


Lock Technology: Cooler -- and More Accessible -- Than You Thought

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Lock Technology: Cooler -- and More Accessible -- Than You Thought

Though locks are remarkably engineered to begin with—even a basic pin-and-tumbler setup is a feat of modern engineering—things get really nifty when you start adding today's new lock technology into the mix. Wireless transmitters, entry logs, and digital cameras are making them as advanced as intricate (and sometimes higher-priced) home alarm systems.

What a Smart Oven Can Do For You

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What a Smart Oven Can Do For You

A smart oven might not do the cooking for you, but it gets pretty close. With so many interesting choices available, there's an option for everybody.