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Dan Evon

Former Digital Trends Contributor
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Who noodle? Making homemade pasta is easy with these five devices

Making pasta from scratch may be a little intimidating, but it’s actually pretty simple. All you need are eggs, flour, water, and a good pasta maker.
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Save the tomato: Foods that shouldn’t go in the fridge

Frankly, we store all sorts of food in our refrigerators that simply don't need to be refrigerated. From tomatoes to coffee beans, leave these items out.
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The digital sous chef: Five devices that will lend a hand in the kitchen

Do you ever need an extra hand in the kitchen? There are plenty of smart gadgets that can act as your sous chef and make cooking a little easier.
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So steamy: How to use a pressure cooker

A pressure cooker is like a slow cooker on steroids. The device uses, well, pressure to force heat into your food, resulting in quick yet tender meals.
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Ditch the bottles and quench your thirst with these home water filters

A good water filter ensures that you have clean water on demand.
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No snooze for you: Alarm clocks that force you to get out of bed

If your alarm clock is easily ignored or too simple to disable, you might want to check out some of these snooze-resistant gadgets.
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WTF is NSF? A guide to understanding appliance certification labels

Here's a look at who creates NSF, UL, and EnergyStar certifications, what they stand for, and why they should be considered when buying a new appliance.
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Two-minute warning: Should you use an electric or manual toothbrush?

Is a manual or an electric toothbrush better for your teeth?
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5 high-tech showerheads that will change the way you bathe

The only thing your showerhead must do is provide hot water and decent pressure, but that's not the only thing it can do. These five offer a bit more.
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Don’t suds it up: How much laundry detergent should you use?

Washing machines may expedite the cleaning process, but most of us use far too much laundry detergent. This begs the question, "how much should we use?"
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Short on square footage? 5 space-saving appliances for small apartments

While you may not be able to fit an enormous fridge or washer in your place, you won't have to sacrifice any comfort with these space-saving appliances.
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Six coffee grinders that grind so fine

Whether you're looking for a coffee grinder to smash up some beans or one that can be fine-tuned for your individual tastes, your grinder is on our list.
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Not a chef? Make good food anyway with 7 kitchen gadgets smarter than you are

With smart pans and precision cookers, there's no reason to have a bad meal at home. Here are some smart gadgets to take your cooking to the next level.
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Spice up your cooking game with your own indoor herb garden

With a little effort, the right tools, and a sunny window, you can easily add some spice to your cooking life with an indoor herb garden. Here's how.
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Start a smart home for under $50 with these inexpensive upgrades

A smart home doesn't have to be an expensive one. These products can smarten up your home for less than $50, allowing you to put your money elsewhere.
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Oh, to live like Wallace and Gromit: Seven fictional smart homes we wish existed

While many homes are starting incorporate smart technology, the modern house is still pretty primitive compared to what's on TV. Here are some examples.
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The lamps of the future will do more than just glow

Judging by these entries for the 2016 Dyson Awards -- and a few others -- we have been drastically underestimating the capabilities of the common lamp.
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It can’t spin bottles like Tom Cruise, but this kegerator pours premixed cocktails

The Open Bar project, an entry for the 2016 Hackaday Prize, automatically makes and pours cocktails.
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The Majesty 155 isn’t just a superyacht, it’s a smart home at sea

The Majesty 155 superyacht won a CEDIA award for its smarts.
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What can your koozie do? A cold drink is just the start

The koozie should be capable of so much more. Here are four products that bring the common koozie up to modern standards -- microbrews not included.
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With a glass garage for exotics and wine cellar, this man cave has it all

Intuitive Homes created this award-winning man cave for an anonymous person who we're pretty sure is Tony Stark.
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Red, white and pool: Light up your Fourth of July party

The right lamp or fountain can provide some colorful lighting for your summer parties. Here are three of our favorite products, just in time for the Fourth.
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It takes a lot of skill to sweep a game of beer pong played atop a Roomba

A YouTube video shows that Roombas can be used to make beer pong more difficult.