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The Most Important Gadget In Your Home Is Getting A Makeover

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Your home WiFi router has a thankless job— if all things are going well, you forget it exists, and if things go badly (read: your signal isn’t strong enough to watch the rest of the O.J.: Made In America series), you want to throw it against a wall. Even if you resist the urge to smash it, there’s little you can do except unplug it, count to ten, plug it back in and say a silent prayer to the bandwidth gods. Just…

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The Air Purifier That Cleared Up My Allergies

dyson pure cool air purifier

Hey gang, Carley here! Please welcome Samantha Durbin, a new contributor to the site!  Samantha will be covering fashion, beauty and wellness technology for us… she’s written for lots of fancy publications like PopSugar, PureWow, Real Simple. Give her a big hello! As I write this on a Monday afternoon from my home office in Venice Beach, the air I’m breathing inside my apartment is Fair compared to the outside air which is Good. The air outside (six blocks from…

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The Digital Canvas Is Here

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I always loved the idea of the digital picture frame. It was the perfect solution to the problem so many of us face in the digital photography age: How can I get more of these pictures off my phone or digital camera, and into my life? Thanks to their small screens, ugly, bulky profiles and complicated uploading features, the entire category was a failure and has essentially fizzled out: Companies really never invested in a beautiful, easy user experience, and…

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Tech @ Home: Laundry Room

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The laundry room is often overlooked when it comes to style and function. It’s just the laundry room… usually relegated to the basement, or behind some closet doors, and doesn’t allow for much inspiration. But the truth is, we spend so much time doing laundry that’s a shame we can’t also enjoy the environment and amenities while we’re at it. Laundry rooms have been getting a second look recently, and both their design and the technology in them are enjoying a bit…

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High and Low Tech Faves from the International Home + Housewares Show

Mill Heater— International Housewares Show

Whoo! I’m back from Chicago, where I spent one whirlwind day at the International Home + Housewares Show, and man, I saw a lot of stuff. Thousands of exhibitors, sprawled across three halls, showing off the latest and greatest for your home. Stuff for entertaining. Stuff for organizing. One hall was dedicated entirely to things with plugs and buttons, so you know where I hung out most of the day. And while some of the electronics were “smart” (connected or automated in…

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Stylish Bookshelf Bluetooth Speakers

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As speakers shed their wires and become more comely, it only makes sense to perch them on a bookshelf like the objet that they have become. So this week, on Apartment Therapy, I show off some of the most beautiful (and stylish) Bluetooth speakers, that sound as good as they look. In the early days of the gramophone—a piece of audio equipment that was both visually and sonically stimulating—great sound and good looks were equal priorities, since the sheer size of it…

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