This wedding registry site lets you pick out gifts room by room

There are honeymoon-centric wedding registries that let couples get cash for their fabulous vacations. Since people are waiting longer to get married and often already living together beforehand, many decide to skip traditional items like blenders and blankets and instead seek help funding plane tickets to Bali. But for others, the wedding registry is a chance to upgrade from the chipped plates and mismatched glasses they’ve had for a decade. There are tons of registries that specialize in a mix of home goods, experience gifts like cooking classes, and straight-up cash money, but Blueprint Registry is hoping to standout with its room-by-room feature.

With so many online options, not every couple grabs a registry scanner from their nearest housewares store and goes to town. When presented with a grid of stock pots, coffee makers, and flatware, it can be overwhelming to figure out just what you need. To help the newly engaged sift through all the clutter, Blueprint organizes everything by room and presents it in a form that lives up to its name. The kitchen diagram has a table, appliances, and countertops. Hover over the image of a cutting board and knives, and the word “cutlery” pops up. Clicking takes you to a slew of options from Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, and so on. If you find a pricey set you love, you can click on it to add it to your registry.

Before you actually add it, you have a few options. You can indicate which half of the couple really wants that $900 block of knives and enable group gifting, so a bunch of people can contribute to your decadent cutlery.

There’s also a Blueprint button, which you add to your bookmarks bar. It lets you add items from other websites if you’re suddenly struck by the need to add a pair of socks with an astronaut on them to your registry. It’s a handy feature, but it does require some added steps. You must add it to a “room” (Laundry room? Bedroom?) and pick a subcategory (Washer and dryer? Closet?) before you can add it to the your gift list.

The Blueprint registry is a pretty unique setup, and it might prompt you to add some items you might not necessarily thought of. Who wants to buy me a rug?    

Smart Home

With new blueprints, Amazon empowers anyone to create Alexa skills in minutes

Amazon launched new tools called Skills Blueprints last year to empower more users to create and publish Alexa Skills and is now fine-tuning the tools, adding more customization as well as live and recorded audio.

You're never too broke to enjoy the best free-to-play games

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.
Smart Home

Want to publish your own Alexa skill? Here's how to do it

Building new Alexa skills has never been easier! Thanks to Alexa Blueprints, you can pick a template and create any kind of Alexa skill you want. What new skill will you make first? Here's how to do it.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.
Smart Home

Amazon may be close to opening its first cashier-free store outside U.S.

Amazon could be on the verge of opening its first cashier-free store outside of the U.S. after a recent report claimed the company has secured retail space for a location in central London.
Smart Home

Ready for his close-up: Another man was caught licking a Ring video doorbell

A man in Lake Worth, Florida was caught on film licking a family's video doorbell. This makes the second incident like this in just over a month, after another doorbell licker was caught in California.
Smart Home

Perlick brings a bigger, bolder version of its high-tech fridge to KBIS 2019

Milwaukee-based manufacturer Perlick has been making refrigerators for nearly 50 years. It will be unveiling a bigger, bolder version of its popular column refrigerator at KBIS 2019.

The best Presidents’ Day sales 2019: Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and more

Presidents' Day sales are a great chance to score electronics, clothing, home and office stuff, and other goodies at a discount. We’ve smoked out a large handful of the best of these Presidents' Day deals, from tech to bedding, to help…
Smart Home

No strings attached: This levitating lamp uses science to defy gravity

Now on Kickstarter, the Levia lamp is a cool industrial-looking lamp which boasts a levitating bulb. Looking for a table light that will dazzle visitors? You've come to the right place.

Walmart drops prices on Roomba Robot Vacuums for Presidents’ Day

Spring cleaning is just around the corner, and Walmart has already begun dropping prices on Roomba, Shark, and Eufy robot vacuums. For a limited time, you can save as much as $150 on a brand-new iRobot Roomba.

The best Presidents’ Day vacuum deals: Roomba, Dyson, and Bissell

Amazon and Walmart are offering pretty substantial savings to help kick-start your spring cleaning. Top brands like Roomba, Dyson, and Bissell are dropping prices left and right for Presidents' Day.
Smart Home

After camera hacks, Nest locks customers out until they change their password

Nest is locking people out of their accounts if it believes there may have been a breach. Users will have to set up a new, secure password before they are able to regain access to their account.
Smart Home

Champagne-colored fridges? Talking toilets? All the appliance trends in 2019

Ever wished you had Amazon Alexa in your bathroom or a brightly colored appliance? The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) starts today, and here are some of the trends we expect to see at the show and beyond.
Smart Home

Your office is a mess, and it’s making Marie Kondo cry. Here’s how to tidy it up

Here's how to "Marie Kondo" your office. If you've been inspired to remove clutter and create a minimalistic workspace that makes you happy and helps you focus on what matters, then we have ideas that you'll want to try.