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Target can now scour your Instagram photos to help decorate your dorm, if you want

Does whatever you like on Facebook contribute to your personal sense of style? According to Target, yes. They want to use college students' Facebook and Instagram profiles to determine dorm-room decor.

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A Chinese company assembled this 3D-printed home in just three hours

A Chinese real estate company recently completed manufacturing a 3D-printed home and assembled the finished product in Xi'an in just three hours.

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John Oliver would probably approve of this 3D-printed milk cap that detects spoilage

Do you trust expiration dates when it comes to milk, or do you use the sniff test? Soon, there might be a better way to tell if something's spoiled. UC Berkeley researchers have made a 3D-printed cap that detects when milk has gone bad.

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The Mother hub now sounds like running water when you need to take a drink

How much water did you drink today? It's not always easy to keep track of the ounces on your Nalgene bottle, so Sen.se created an app that uses its Mother Motion Cookies to keep tabs on your hydration.

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Sweltering through the summer? Researchers say reflective paint on roofs cools homes

Thinking of installing an air conditioner this summer? It might be a better investment to get a new paint job. Researchers at Queensland University of Technology found a reflective roof paint cools buildings by about 36 degrees Fahrenheit.

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5 eye-scanning door locks that will secure your home like its Fort Knox

The same technology that controls access to many top-secret government sites can also be super-helpful when you're trying to get in the house with an armload of groceries.

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The world’s most expensive vacuum costs a million dollars

Don't Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have gold toilets? They're among the few people in the world who could afford this million-dollar vacuum, which is plated with 24-carat gold.

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Don’t flip these coffee tables made from old pinball machines

When a pinball machine falls into disrepair, Altar Furniture transforms it into a coffee table. They have really cool themes based on the original games, like Star Wars and Spider-Man.

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Homejoy closes its doors but Google picks up its staff

Life is tough for on-demand sharing services at the moment, and startup Homejoy has been forced to cease operations — but in an interesting twist Google, has picked up some of its staff.

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Trends with Benefits: Kickstarter trolls, Periscope, and great TVs to buy

We run down all our favorite stories of the week, including bacon-flavored seaweed, hot tub hammocks, and a bad rash of Kickstarter trolls that threaten to ruin a great new product.

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Brewbot, the automated homebrew machine, will soon be out in the wild

Brewbot is two things: 1.) A stainless steel beer-brewing automaton, and 2.) an app that tells you exactly what to feed that thing and when. The minifridge-sized appliance is a self-contained system that allows even the most careless newbie to produce craft…

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Cut a pan in half, and it’s easy to see how cool induction cooking is

If you've ever seen a concept kitchen, it's likely to include an induction cooktop. But the future is now, and this video shows how the seemingly magical process of induction cooking works.

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