Bear-proof glass, glow-in-the-dark toilet seats, and more weird stuff at IBS 2016

From contractors to architects, designers, and even the guy who plans where gas lines should go, putting a literal roof over your head takes a lot of people. Once a year, representatives of all these groups convene in Las Vegas for the International Builder’s Show, where you can find everything from state-of-the-art appliances and solar arrays to faucets and all the latest styles of bathroom flooring.

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That’s the stuff you expect, anyway. But along the way, we bumped into more than a few oddities that made us stop in our tracks and wonder what the hell we had gotten ourselves into. These are those.

Gaming

Microsoft’s cloud gaming platform xCloud is built using Xbox One S hardware

Project Xcloud was revealed at E3 2019 and Microsoft used a video interview with publication as an opportunity to reveal more specifics about it. They started by using the Xbox One S as the template for it.
Deals

You won’t want to miss this fantastic deal on a 55-inch LG 4K TV

Sometimes less is more. Just look at this 55-inch LG 4K TV. It's not the largest out there, nor is it the most expensive, but at the reduced price of $350, it's one of the best options for those in the market for a budget 4K TV.
Computing

Need to rip audio from a video? Here's how to download music from YouTube

Ripping audio from YouTube has never been easier, but with so many tools on offer, which is the best? Our guide will teach you how to download music from YouTube with two different tools. Just proceed with caution.
Deals

Best Prime Day headphone deals: Bose, Sony, and wireless earbuds on sale

Solitude doesn't always come cheap, but now that Prime Day 2019 has arrived, it's a little more affordable. Amazon has slashed the price of a number of top-rated headphones from the likes of Bose and Sony for its online shopping bonanza.
Deals

Wake up with the dimmable Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant, now just $60

Start your morning routine with the Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant. It does everything your smartphone does for you when you wake up – and more. Get it from Walmart and Best Buy for only $60 before school starts.
Smart Home

The best outdoor security cameras to make burglars think twice

Worried about intruders entering your home? With wireless, weatherproof, 2-way talk, and night vision options, you can always be in the know about who or what is on your property. These are the best outdoor security cameras for 2019.
Cars

Amazon wants Alexa embedded in every vehicle to connect with smart homes

Amazon is following up on Alexa's penetration into smart homes with an incursion to embed the voice assistant in cars. There are third-party Alexa-compatible automotive aftermarket products, but the big score is in-vehicle software systems.
Deals

Amazon drops the price and adds $20 coupon for the Ninja Foodi multi-cooker

The Ninja Foodi combines the best features of pressure cookers and air fryers in one device. Amazon just dropped the price for the 6.5-quart Ninja Foodi by 20% and added a $20 discount coupon.
Smart Home

The best Nespresso machines to make coffee shop creations at home

Most people still trek down to their local coffee shop to get an espresso or a cappuccino, but you don't have to. A Nespresso machine can put coffee shop-quality espresso on your kitchen counter.
Deals

Amazon drops deals on Nest, Honeywell, and Emerson smart thermostats for summer

Amazon currently drops the price of Alexa-enabled smart thermostats by up to 33% so this may be the chance you’ve been waiting for. Check it out here as we've listed them all for you.
Smart Home

The best smart locks that provide secure keyless entry for your home

A good smart lock should offer a combination of security and convenience. Fortunately, these devices keep your home protected, your family safe, and your belongings secure from possible intruders.
Deals

Prefer iced over hot coffee? Amazon cuts 62% off of this Dash cold brew system

Cold brew coffee is made by steeping the grounds in water overnight, for a smoother taste. With the Dash Rapid Cold Brew System, you can make a whole pot in five minutes, now only $49 from Amazon.
Deals

Walmart cooks up a sweet air fryer deal, grab one now for only $39

Let someone going away for college know you care about their well-being by giving them an air fryer. The La Gourmet Six-Quart Digital Air Fryer and Convection Oven is on sale on Walmart. Get one today in white or charcoal for $39.
Deals

Let the Deebot 711 robo vacuum do the dirty work with this 39%-off Amazon deal

After a hard day’s work, you just want to go home and rest. But sometimes, instead of going straight to the couch you find yourself facing a whole lot of mess. You need to get yourself a robot vacuum, like the Ecovacs Deebot 711. It's…