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When Airbnb experiences are more mediocre than mortifying

The sharing economy is partly based on people giving honest reviews, but this might not always happen. When you have a negative Airbnb experience but your host was really nice, how do you review them?


Wish your spork also had a knife? Meet the Tritensil

Stick a fork in the spork ... It just might be done, thanks to the Tritensil, which improves upon the design and adds a knife. Just stick to certain foods, and there will be more room in your picnic basket.


In Spain, restaurants and residents take their leftovers to a communal fridge

Got leftovers? Instead of letting them sit in the fridge for weeks, one town in Spain's Basque region has a communal fridge, where residents can leave and take whatever they want.


Unorthodox “Ferrolic” clock displays the time with magnets and ferrofluid

The display creates numbers by switching magnetic fields on or off behind the screen. When these electromagnetic zones are selectively switched on to form the clock's individual digits, the ferrofluid follows and settles into pools wherever the magnetic field…

Cool Tech

The Schlage Connect Deadbolt is like having your own personal doorman

The Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt combines 95 years of lock making experience with Z-Wave connectivity. Look forward to never having to fumble for your keys again.

  • Pros: Easy to use , Robust Z-Wave feature list , Simple…
  • Cons: Programming without Z-wave difficult , Interior housing is…

iRobot’s robot lawn mower is back on track after FCC grants a waiver

Hate mowing the grass? Roomba-maker iRobot is one step closer to bringing its robot lawn mower to market, thanks to a waiver from the FCC, which will now allow the firm's devices to transmit low power radio signals.


This map shows every US power plant and where states get their electricity

Electricity comes many different sources in the U.S., so you might not know exactly how yours is generated. The EPA created maps to give homeowners a better sense of what keeps the lights on.


Control your smart home with secret knocks on any hard surface

The Knocki bills itself as going beyond the Clapper. Using a series of knocks, you can use this smart-home remote to turn the lights off, arm your alarm system, or find your lost smartphone.


Want to peel an entire head of garlic in seconds? Try the Garlic Shaker

Definitely useful if you spend a ton of time in the kitchen cooking with garlic, the Garlic Shaker is a new kitchen gadget that will take all the cloves from a head of garlic and peel away the skin quickly.


Science, not civets: You can now buy fermented coffee that’s poop-free

If you've always wanted to try kopi luwak, the coffee made from beans found in civet poop, get thee to Kickstarter. Cultured Coffee is fermented, so it mimics the less-bitter brew.