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Krystle Vermes

Krystle Vermes

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Krystle Vermes is a professional writer, blogger and podcaster with a background in both online and print journalism. Her passions include everything tech, sports, and the paranormal. When she isn’t freelance reporting, she’s breaking news on her blog,, and podcasting. Krystle is a graduate of Suffolk University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Print Journalism.


Mistbox promises to reduce your AC costs with old-school technology

Mistbox uses evaporative cooling technology to reduce air conditioner costs by up to 30 percent.
roccbox portable pizza oven grill 1 green

The Roccbox portable oven can cook a pizza in 90 seconds

It can reach its top temperature of 932 degrees Fahrenheit in less than 10 minutes, thanks to a rolling flame and a stone cooking floor.
R2-D2 Fridge

This $8,000 R2-D2-inspired refrigerator will deliver drinks to you

This R2-D2-inspired fridge moves on its own via remote control. You can direct it to roll right up to you whenever you want an iced cold beverage.
fbi is still hunting for californias fiber optic cable cutter san fran

The FBI is still hunting for California’s fiber-optic cable cutter

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently attempting to determine who has been severing fiber-optic cables around the Bay Area.
seagate throws in free onedrive storage with its backup plus hard drives

Seagate throws in free OneDrive storage with its Backup Plus hard drives

Seagate Technology revealed on June 23 that its latest line of external hard drives will include 200GB of storage for OneDrive.

Tap this glass with your phone to relive your favorite photos

SipSup is designed to store the photos and videos you "drop" into the cup in its app.
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300

Lenovo’s stick PC has a low price tag and a built-in speaker

Lenovo announced its first PC on a stick on June 23, the Ideacentre Stick 300. It will cost $129 when it debuts in the fall.
ssd, computing

The price of SSDs will continue to fall, according to experts

As the capacity of SSDs continues to increase, a report from InformationWeek predicts that the price of solid-state drives will fall.

Curb watches every circuit breaker in your home to see where you’re wasting watts

Curb is a smart-home monitoring system that is designed to give you statistics on your house's energy use.
intels remote keyboard app for android saves you from bluetooth confusion

Intel’s Remote Keyboard app for Android saves you from Bluetooth keyboard confusion

Remote Keyboard is an on-screen keyboard and mouse that allow you to control any PC right from your Android device, with a built-in trackpad and scrolling.
drop, home, pool

Drop will make pool maintenance easier for you this summer

Drop, a new smart-home device, will measure the chemicals in your pool while monitoring it for safety.
CTL NL6 Education Chromebook

New CTL education Chromebook has a 180-degree hinge, but no touchscreen

The CTL NL6 Education Chromebook has a 180-degree hinge that allows its screen to lie completely flat.
emoji, computing

Unicode 8.0 is slated to come with 37 new emoji, including the long-awaited Burrito

The Unicode Consortium approved of 35 new emoji for Unicode 8.0 on June 17.
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Study: Los Angeles has the highest rent premium for in-unit washers and dryers

Trulia, the online real estate service, released data on June 16 that revealed where renters pay the most for an in-unit washer and dryer.
apple, computing

Apple will give its retail locations a ‘premium’ feel starting in July

Apple will introduce a slew of retail changes next month, which will include a reduction in third-quality products.
Samsung M3 Portable HDD

Samsung announces new 4TB external drives, each weighing well under one pound

The company states that they are the first 4TB USB-powered single-drive solutions to come in 2.5-inch cases.
app store, mac, computing

Report: Mac OS X and iOS security flaws allow for password theft

A group of researchers have found that Apple’s iOS and OS X have significant zero-day security flaws.
asus chromebook flip brings the 2 in 1 experience to chrome os flipbook

Asus’ upcoming Chromebook Flip now available for pre-order at $249

Google announced the development of the Asus Chromebook Flip on March 31, which has a 360-degree hinge to provide both a tablet and laptop experience.
wink partners with pro com relay

Wink partners with to simplify the smart-home installation process

Wink, the maker of smart home devices, has partnered with for installation assistance.
raspberry pi finally releases an official case for its single board computer

Raspberry Pi finally releases an official case for its single-board computer

Raspberry Pi has finally released an official case for its single-board computer.

LastPass suspects a breach, meaning it’s time for a password change

LastPass, the password management service, posted an update on June 15 to its blog, noting that there had been “suspicious activity” on its website.
kitchen, home

Survey: Millennials don’t mind putting money into their homes

The Houzz & Home survey released on June 10 shows that Millennials are just as interested in redecorating and renovating their houses as older generations.
Windows 10

Windows Insiders don’t need to reserve Windows 10

Microsoft's Gabriel Aul confirmed on Twitter that Windows Insiders will not have to reserve Windows 10.
Trinity One Coffee

Trinity ONE will look gorgeous while brewing your morning coffee

Trinity ONE combines pour-over, cold-brew, and air pressure methods to make it the ultimate coffee maker.
Google Chrome Battery

Chrome for OS X has been updated to conserve more battery

Peter Kasting, senior software engineer on the Google Chrome team, posted on his Google Plus page that improvements have been made to the browser for OS X.
Ask Bar Malware

The Ask toolbar is now considered malware by Microsoft

The Ask toolbar can change your default search provider without your permission. Now, Microsoft has deemed the toolbar as malware.
Hendo Hoverboards

Hover technology may help your house float during an earthquake

The California-based startup wants to use its hoverboard technology to levitate large structures during an earthquake.
Tesla Powerwall

Tesla has enhanced the Powerwall while keeping it the same price

During Tesla’s 2015 Annual Shareholders Meeting on June 9, Musk said that the Powerwall will double in power output while remaining at the same price.
microsoft says its ending modern skype ahead of windows 10

Microsoft says it’s ending Modern Skype ahead of Windows 10

As Microsoft prepares for its July 29 launch of Windows 10, it has announced that the Modern version of Skype will retire on July 7.
15 microsoft surface 3 problems fix feature v2

Microsoft has confirmed a bug in build 10130 on the Surface 3

Microsoft has confirmed that there is a bug associated with Intel’s Cherry Trail processor.
weatherbug and honeywell team up to program texas thermostats according the weather lyric

Honeywell and WeatherBug have rolled out a software update for Wi-Fi thermostat owners

WeatherBug and Honeywell have rolled out a software update for Wi-Fi thermostat users to program their devices to the weather.
the swatchmate cube identifies any color swatchmatch finder

Need to find your wall’s paint color? SwatchMate Cube can do that and more

The SwatchMate Cube is designed to pick up the surface color of anything it captures, and it can store it in its memory or an iOS or Android device.
microsoft will start shipping its 7000 surface hub on july 1

Microsoft will start shipping its $7,000 Surface Hub on July 1

Microsoft officially announced on its blog on June 10 that the Microsoft Surface Hub will be available for businesses starting on July 1.
Flixi, frame, home

Flixi is the picture frame that promises not to damage your walls

Flixi is an innovative photo frame that allows you to hang pictures in less than one minute, without a hammer or nails.