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Appkettle smart kettle lends mobile control

Appkettle smart kettle lends mobile control

Appkettle is a smart kettle that allows users to set the temperature, monitor the process, and more when warming up water for their morning coffee or afternoon soup. It works, as you'd expect, in conjunction with a mobile app lending hands-off control of the kettle, which can be left on its own in the kitchen (after the water is added, of course). The design itself is modern with a shiny outer shell, but conservative enough to blend in with most kitchens with its round shape and matte black base. According to its maker, this is the first kettle that offers volume and temperature control in real-time on a mobile device.

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Dyson Pure Cool is a swanky option for purifying your home’s air

Dyson Pure Cool is a swanky option for purifying your home’s air

Dyson recently introduced a new home purifying unit that will be arriving in the United States in the near future, and it is bid as a way to make your home's air clean and as breathable as possible. Coupled with the filtering technology is a swanky design that blends in well with modern decor, not readily giving away that it is an air-cleaning appliance. Dyson has just recently released the air purifier -- called the Dyson Pure Cool -- in China, and it'll be doing so elsewhere on April 7, though pricing for all the regions hasn't yet been revealed.

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Jenn-Air smart oven to include smartphone control

Jenn-Air smart oven to include smartphone control

Jenn-Air has unveiled its new upcoming dual convection wall oven, a smart offering bid as the maker's first appliance with wireless connectivity and a related mobile app. According to Jenn-Air, its new oven brings with it some technology that's an industry first, giving consumers a never-before-available option when it comes to their stove. The smart oven won't be arriving until this upcoming September and there's no word on the pricing yet, but we do have a run down of all the features for you after the jump!

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Electrolux’s smart oven to include camera for monitoring food

Electrolux’s smart oven to include camera for monitoring food

Electrolux is planning to release a smart oven that'll bring the same sort of connectivity features we've seen on other appliances to your oven. Chief among them is a camera that'll make the food-monitoring process a remote job, and it'll be joined by a recipe app that is used to pull up instructions on how to cook whatever meal it is that you have planned. The plan itself isn't new -- we first heard about Electrolux's concept smart oven in the early fall of 2014. That concept is now set to become a reality, however, and it represents what looks to be a big push for more smart appliances on Electrolux's part.

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Ray is one smart universal remote you won’t want to lose

Ray is one smart universal remote you won’t want to lose

Universal remote controls are a dime a plenty and even smartphones have apps that try to perform those tasks. And yet here comes Ray, a "Super Remote" with a new look and a new promise. But why would you want to spend money on yet another remote to add to your growing (and eventually disappearing) collection? Well for one, it's quite pretty. But more than shininess, Ray actually has a user interface that makes sense in today's age of digital content and smart TVs.

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Indicted LG exec posts CCTV footage as counter evidence

Indicted LG exec posts CCTV footage as counter evidence

We're used to hearing about lawsuits between firms, some of them bordering on ridiculous, but there are those that really take the cake. Korean rivals Samsung and LG are due to face in court, not over smartphones or TVs but over washing machines. Samsung alleges that LG secretly and willfully damaged its washing machines before IFA last year and is suing for damages and defamation. The LG exec named in the suit, naturally, denies the accusation and even released a video to the public as proof.

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GE will make its older fridges smarter with WiFi module upgrade

GE will make its older fridges smarter with WiFi module upgrade

It's a common complaint we hear thrown around: technology is changing so fast that relatively new products become obsolete long before they lose their functionality. GE Appliances doesn't want it customers to feel that sting, and so it'll be sending out WiFi modules to (some) customers who purchased a GE refrigerator after 2009 with an RJ45 port. The WiFi module will give the fridge support for the Wink smart home system, but not all fridge owners will be able to get one -- there are 20,000 units available.

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Luna smart mattress cover learns to keep your bed toasty

Luna smart mattress cover learns to keep your bed toasty

You better be paying attention to the latest smart home trends, because before you know it, the Internet of Things will be crawling with you into bed. Take for example Luna, touted to be the world's first smart mattress cover. It can learn from your habits, preferences and even your very sleep patterns in order to set the perfect temperature for your bed. What's more, Luna can even talk with your other smart home appliances to orchestrate the perfect morning wake up routine.

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Ideum’s Duet brings Windows 8, Android to one table

Ideum’s Duet brings Windows 8, Android to one table

Some people complain that smartphones are too large or that even some tablets are too big. You might wonder if they're going to complain about something that's actually the size of a table as well. Ideum has quite a number of such touch-enabled smart tables, but the new Duet has a very particular feat. It is touted to be the world's first such "smart furniture" that brings both Windows 8 and Android to the table, literally. How long that will be the case is something yet to be seen.

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Panasonic Rulo robot vacuum cleans even unreachable corners

Panasonic Rulo robot vacuum cleans even unreachable corners

Robot vacuum cleaners seem to be going through a shape evolution. The very first ones were little more than fancy and thick cylinders that roamed around your house cleaning almost every nook and cranny. Them some got classier and started sporting a more industrial, box-type body. Now someone is trying to go with a triangle. Yes, Pananosic's upcoming Rulo robot vacuum cleaner has a rather odd triangular chassis, but don't be so quick to pan that as a gimmick, as it has been thoughtfully designed to reach even corners.

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