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AmazonBasics Microwave Alexa

The AmazonBasics line has just gotten larger with a new Alexa-enabled microwave that will be priced at $59.99 and released on November 14th. Unlike traditional microwaves, this one offers voice-activated presets using Alexa wake phrases and then a duration, or just simply say what you're cooking, like "popcorn". Speaking of popcorn, Alexa automatically keeps track of how many times you've said the phrase "Alexa, make popcorn" and then re-orders when you're running low, or simply push the integrated popcorn Dash button. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hyperloop Garage

Hawthorne, a Southern California city, has just given the go-ahead this week to Elon Musk's The Boring Company to build an underground car elevator. To be more specific, this garage will have a car elevator that would take your vehicle to underground chamber that connects directly to a Hyperloop system. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.

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SmartFlower Solar System

Solar energy has been the latest trend, or at least for home / business owners looking to save on their electricity bills. While some have opted for Tesla's solar roof shingles, this new product from an Austrian company could soon revolutionize the way we harness and use energy in our homes and businesses. It's called the Smartflower POP, or to be more specific, a portable, adjustable solar power system that uses GPS-based dual axis tracking to follow the path of the sun throughout the day, similar to the way a sunflower adjusts its petals to face the sun. Continue reading for more another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Aukey Power Strip USB Ports

Aukey's Mac Pro-inspired Power Strip with 6 USB Ports is great for travel, and it's being offered for just $20.50 shipped with coupon code: 98UZ6HNO, today only, originally $49.99. Offering 12 AC outlets and 6 USB ports that power up to twelve electrical devices and six USB-powered devices like your smartphone, tablet, Bluetooth speaker, and more. One button on the top to conveniently power on or off the PA-S14 and all attached devices. Advanced circuitry and built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and over charging. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: 98UZ6HNO during final checkout to receive the additional discount.

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Mirror Home Gym

The Mirror Interactive Home Gym looks like any typical wall-mounted mirror when not in use, but turn it on? The LCD behind the reflective surface activates and connects you directly with professional trainers that specialize in cardio, strength, yoga, Pilates, barre, boxing, and stretch workouts. Whether if you're a beginner or expert, it syncs with Bluetooth heart rate monitors or Apple Watch to track your ability to achieve, maintain and recover from target heart rate zones. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Monopoly Floor

Photo credit: Nnewel via Bored Panda

Whether it be a 10-year-old home or one from the 19th-century, there are some things that previous homeowners or tenants leave behind. For example, the person above pulled up some old carpet and discovered that the previous owner(s) had installed Monopoly-themed flooring. With some renovation, it might actually be a great center piece for a game room. continue reading for more.

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Razor House

Tony Stark began as a wealthy American business magnate, playboy, and ingenious scientist, but after suffering a severe chest injury during a kidnapping, he created a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity, thus becoming Iron Man. Ever since that incident, he's been known for his flashy cars, homes and women. This Razor House, complete with an all-glass front, in La Jolla, California would be perfect for the playboy, billionaire, and philanthropist. The home comes equipped with an iPad-controlled automation system, enabling the homeowner to easily command the music/video distribution systems, lighting, and motorized roller window shades. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Throwboy Apple Pillows

Always wanted to hug an old Apple II computer? If so, then these geeky pillows by Throwboy are just for you. To avoid copyright infringement the company styled them after old Apple devices, but did not use the original names. The five pillows include: the 1977 pillow (Apple II), 1984 pillow (the original Macintosh), 1998 pillow (iMac), 2001 pillow (iPod), and 2007 pillow (iPhone). Continue reading for more pictures, information and the Kickstarter page.

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CABN Tiny Home

CABN's "Jude" tiny home appears to be a small trailer from afar, but once you get closer and step inside? You'll realize it's a lot cozier than you first thought. Located in South Australia's Adelaide Hills, the living space features plenty of windows to let the natural light bathe in, while all the basic amenities, such as a kettle, fridge, sheets, blankets, towels, soap, heater and board games, are all included. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Waterfall House

Photo credit: Krisada Boonchaleow / Manoo Studio via Hype Beast

"A genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist," is what Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., calls himself in The Avengers, and this "Waterfall House" by Architects49 would fit right into his stable of mansions. Located in Bangkok, Thailand, this stunning modern 900-square-meter living space features a sloping waterfall at its center that creates a seamless connection between the lower and upper living spaces for ample air-flow. Continue reading for more pictures.

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