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Miss your pet while you’re away? PetBot lets your furry friend send you pet selfies

You and your pet can be together (sort of), even when you're apart. PetBot, which launched an Indiegogo campaign on Aug. 31, has a petcam that provides a live stream and even snaps pet selfies for owners while they're away.

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As tech’s biggest names descend on Berlin for IFA 2015, here’s what we’ll see

IFA, the biggest tech show in Europe is about to kickoff in Berlin, Germany. Here's everything we expect to see at the show from Samsung, Sony, LG, Asus, Microsoft, Intel, and more. TVs, phones, wearables, and the smartphone will power the show.

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15 tech products that will make becoming new parents a little easier

Expecting but don't know what to expect from your baby registry? From baby monitors and steamers to sterilizers, we’ve compiled a list of the best baby products every new parent should buy.

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Wish you had a modern-day palace? Check out this huge Florida mansion

A massive mansion currently under construction in Florida would make most of us more reconsider living with our parents if they were the owners. Philanthropist Kiran Patel is building it as a residence for his family, which includes three adult children.

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The Ninja Coffee Bar is a drip machine that also does lattes

SharkNinja's Ninja Coffee Bar aims to be a drip coffee maker and espresso machine in one. It changes up the level of concentration to make regular and iced coffee, as well as lattes.

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Apple HomeKit devices are popping up! So wait, what’s HomeKit again?

Apple HomeKit integrates smart lights, thermostats and other connected household objects, and compatible devices are finally available. Get all the details about HomeKit in this speedy video.

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Like AirBnB for solar power, Yeloha lets you use other people’s rooftops for energy

Yeloha has a novel idea for expanding solar power in cities -- sharing. We already share apartments, cars, and bikes, so why not solar panels, too.

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Survey shows many people opting for tech-free, ‘sanctuary-like’ bedrooms

Tech isn't a high priority for most people when it comes to renovating and redecorating master and other bedrooms, according to a recent survey from remodeling site Houzz.

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Beam wants to give you a smart toothbrush, then use the data for your dental insurance

Beam makes smart toothbrushes, but now it also offers dental insurance. It wants to use the data collected from the devices to encourage users to make better dental health decisions.

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Philips Hue wants to dim your lights for $40 and zero installation

Renters probably don't want to mess with the wires in their apartments' switches, which is why Philips Hue offers a wireless dimmer switch. It pairs it with an LED bulb for $40.

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LG wants you to cook like the pros with its new line of ovens

By moving the heating element from the bottom to the wall, LG says its new ProBake Convection line of ovens are more like commercial ranges and will deliver similar results. The ProBake ranges, both gas and electric, will be available in September.

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Samsung smart fridge could make your Google login vulnerable

Earlier this month at Def Con, IoT Village issued a challenge to hack Samsung's smart fridge. Security consultants Pen Test Partners found a way that it makes Gmail login credentials vulnerable.

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Revolutionary new solar window tech can make any glass pane into a solar panel

SolarWindow Technologies announced that their new cells can be applied to almost any window and produce 50 times the energy of panels commonly in use today. What that means is solar windows could become the norm.

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Mathematicians find a 15th way to tile your floor with pentagons

It's been almost 100 years since the first pentagons that can tile a plane were discovered, and researchers at the University of Washington Bothell just found a 15th. Get ready to tile your kitchen floor in a whole new pattern.

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I chatted up Buddy, the phone-powered house robot that wants to be R2-D2

Do you like the idea of having R2-D2 scooting around your house, looking after things? If so, you'll love Buddy, a companion robot that's available to pre-order right now. Here's what it's like to meet him.

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Fill out a questionnaire, and Helix Sleep says it will send you the perfect mattress for $900

Side-sleepers need different mattresses from back-sleepers, according to Helix Sleep, even if they sleep in the same bed. They custom-make mattresses that can be divided for couples.

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Food and history meld at the Smithsonian demo kitchen

If you stopped by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History recently, you may have smelled something cooking. Its demo kitchen brings food and history into the mix.

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What do those numbered recycle symbols on plastic mean anyway?

Recycling is one of Portlanders' favorite hobbies, but it can be hard to know exactly what's OK to throw in those blue bins. So what do those recycling symbols mean you always see on plastic bottles?

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Ditch the station wagon for your next road trip with RV-sharing site Outdoorsy

Always wanted an RV but don't have tens of thousands of dollars to spend? Outdoorsy lets you rent one -- much like it's an Airbnb -- for the night or a week. Don't worry; it's insured.

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Alexa, lights on: Amazon Echo can now control your SmartThings devices

Amazon Echo just got a little more control: It's now compatible with Samsung's SmartThings, so you can use voice commands to turn on your lights or anything plugged into its smart outlet.

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Check out this Indiegogo campaign to build ‘parasitic pods’ for London’s homeless

To help solve the problem of homelessness in London, an architect wants to build "parasitic pods" for them. They're called that because they attach to a "host" building. You can help fund the prototype on Indiegogo.

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Candle Charger is a tiny thermoelectric generator that powers your gadgets with fire

The Flamestower company's newest gadget is just finishing up its Kickstarter campaign. The Candle Charger does exactly what it sounds like: It turns the heat of a candle and five ounces of water into an electric charge, in this case, conviently funneled to a…

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This is what state-of-the-art home automation looked like in 1985

Despite the fact that home automation might seem like a relatively new thing, it's actually been around for decades. Don't believe us? Check out this completely touchscreen-controlled home automation system from 1985

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Tile can now help find your phone, even if it’s on silent

You just had your phone a second ago, but now you can't find it. The second-generation Tile can help you find it, even if you have it set to silent or vibrate mode. It also tracks down your keys and other lost items.

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Drop the linens, take the TV: Wedding registries are getting much techier

Putting together a wedding registry can be fun, especially when you stick to things you want and not just what you think you're expected to put on there. Technology is playing a bigger part in modern wedding registries, so go ahead and put a TV on there.

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Turn off the dark with this mirror that scatters sunlight around the room

If parts of your home are dark even during the brightest part of the day, Lucy, a smart mirror, will redirect the light. It tilts its mirror to follow the sun and shuts itself off at night.

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