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Philips goLITE BLU

Philips' goLITE Blue Energy Light is clinically proven to increase energy levels and mood, helps to stay sharp, all for $86.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. It mimics the natural energizing power of daylight and increases energy levels and mood to help you stay sharp. Use this small portable energy light for just 20 to 30 minutes per day to charge up and energize: to get going in the morning, reboot after lunch, or maintain sustained energy levels throughout the day. Product page. Continue reading to see exactly how to use this light and for more information.

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Amazon Key

Amazon Key is a new service that allows Prime members in 37 cities and surrounding areas across the U.S. to receive in-home delivery by granting secure home access for guests using the Amazon Cloud Cam and a compatible smart lock. Once installed, simply use the Amazon Key app to lock or unlock their Kwikset smart lock from anywhere, check the lock status and receive lock notifications. Members can also grant home access to friends, family and others using the Amazon Key app. The camera is basically the hub, which is connected to the internet via your home Wi-Fi, and it talks to the lock over Zigbee, a wireless protocol utilized by many smart home devices. More information. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview and more information.

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Photo credit: Charles Davis Smith, Casey Woods, Perfecto Creative / Matt Fajkus Architecture

Matt Fajkus Architecture has completed AUTOHAUS, the perfect home for car enthusists, located in Austin, Texas. Featuring seemingly floating living quarters with an entire floor of dedicated workspace to let offer your vehicles maximum viewing room while still offering the utility of a carport. A staggered second floor offers views of the garage below from behind a glazed wall in the living area, while sliding glass doors extend this room out to the exterior terrace. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Half-Tree House

Photo credit: Jacobs Chang

Designed by JacobsChang Arachiture and located in Upstate New York, the "Half-Tree House" is a perfect weekend getaway for those stuck in the concrete jungle that is NYC, or the setting for a science fiction thriller movie. This 360-square-foot living space features a minimalist geometric design with large windows all around to bathe the interior with natural light. Continue reading for more pictures, a bonus video, and additional information.

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Aptoyu LED Lamp

Aptoyu's LED Dimmable Desk Lamp not only has 4 lighting modes, but 2 USB charging ports as well, all for $15.99 with coupon code: JNKTFRAB, today only, originally $49.99. The different lighting modes (Studying, Reading, Relaxing, Sleeping) offer 5 levels of brightness to ensure that you're able to find the perfect light setting to suit your needs. Its 5V / 2.1A and 5V / 1A USB charging ports can be used for smartphones, tablets, and more. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: JNKTFRAB during final checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Airstream Atlas

If money is no object, and you've always wanted to go on the ultimate road trip in complete luxury, then look no further than the $216,000+ Airstream Atlas. It's based on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and has a design inspired by the Airstream Interstate. Features include: a hidden 40" smart TV that is revealed at the push of a button and even a spacious bathroom for added comfort. Continue reading for an in-depth video tour, more pictures and information.

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Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table

Arcade machines are nothing new, but Surface Tension's Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table can be loaded up with just about any classic game. At first glance, it appears like a normal table, especially since the dual joystick controllers fold directly into the side and the in-table screen, but in seconds, you'll realize this is a full-fledged gaming machine that's perfect for titles like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, R-Type and more. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Vacuum Cleaner

The Roomba-inspired Samsung POWERbot VR7000 Star Wars Edition vacuum cleaners are modeled after Darth Vader and stormtroopers. In addition to being able to automatically clean a room, both models will come pre-loaded with sound effects - Darth Vader makes the Sith lord's trademark heavy breathing sound and the Stormtrooper calls out "Let's go!" when it begins cleaning. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Elliptic House

Photo credit: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG / Mario Martins Atelier

The Elliptic House (Casa Eliptica), located along the coast of Portugal, is perfect for Tony Stark, starting with its minimalistic geometric design. Its exterior boasts overlapping ovals, while a seaward wall features a curved silhouette with a glazed facade for panoramic ocean views. The reflecting pool, Jacuzzi, and a cutout in the cantilevered roof all follow the circular motif. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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21 Shipping Container House

Photo credit: Danny Bright

Architecture firm LOT-EK used 21 shipping containers to build the "Carroll House," a single-family residence located in Brooklyn's williamsburg neighborhood. The containers were stacked atop each other, and then cut diagonally along the top / bottom to create 'a monolithic and private volume within the urban fabric.' Plus, the construction team repurposed all of the scrap leftover by the diagonal cut inside the living space. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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