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Every device that connects to the Amazon Echo

In 2015, Amazon released the Echo, a hands-free speaker system built to interface with all your smart home devices. We've brought together a comprehensive list of gadgets that work with the Echo.
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Turn your Wi-Fi router into a smart home hub with this USB device

It seems like any number of things can turn into a smart home hub these days, and your Wi-Fi router is among them. Intraix has launched an Indiegogo campaign for Klug Home, its new USB-powered device.
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Forget fossil fuel, an aquarium in Alaska is using salt water to heat its whole building

A carbon dioxide system heated with seawater replaces oil burners in a massive museum and research facility in Alaska. The system will save as much as $15,000 a month and more than a million pounds of carbon emissions annually.
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The OaSense smart shower head uses presence-sensing detectors to conserve water

Using presence-sensing detectors, the OaSense smart shower head conserves water by stopping the flow of water when someone steps out from underneath it. It's raised just shy of $20,000 of its $75,000 goal on Kickstarter.
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Connecting a printer to Windows 10: Tips and troubleshooting

Setting up a printer is intimidating, especially if you don't know your way around Windows 10. Here's how to do it, and what to do if you're having trouble connecting to your network or computer.
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Value your sleep? HowLoud tells you the ambient noise level of any neighborhood

To help you "hear" your house before you move, entrepreneur Brendan Farrell has created HowLoud, a service that calculates the loudness factor for neighborhoods in urban areas and assigns a Soundscore based on the results.
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How about this awesome ‘Jet Engine’ chair for your office?

The 737 Cowling Chair is certainly one of the more stunning seat designs we've seen in a while. Created from the cover of a Boeing engine, it features a mirrored surface, black leather interior, and a swiveling base. How about it for your…
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Go green or no home in San Francisco — solar panels become mandatory

From January 2017 on, all new buildings in San Francisco 10 stories tall or less must have solar panels as part of the 2020 goal of 100 percent renewable energy. Living roofs may be another choice.
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"Alexa, remind me to call in sick the day after my birthday" — Add events to Google Calendar with your Amazon Echo

Amazon seems to be stepping more and more into Google's territory, and has released an update that finally allows the Echo to be able to schedule events to your Google Calendar rather than just reading back existing events.
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Tinker Crate will have your kids bolting to the mailbox for monthly tech projects

Today, our host Luria Petrucci talks about Tinker Crates, an awesome new way to get your child into do-it-yourself projects that involve science, technology, education, and math.