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WiFi Smart Plug

Etekcity's Voltson WiFi Smart Plug lets you control your home's devices with a smartphone, tablet, or voice assistant, and you can get a 3-pack for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.99. Turn on or turn off connected devices wherever you are at any time through any internet connection. The Voltson Smart Wi-Fi Outlet stays connected to your home network, so you can access your devices as needed on your smartphone through VeSync. Connect the Voltson to Amazon Alexa for voice control. At the sound of your voice, you'll be able to turn on appliances across the room as your hands are busy with dishes, or shut the bedroom light off without getting up. Product page. Continue reading for a video showing how to set it up with a voice assitant and more information.

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Window Sill Drawer

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Let's face it, home security systems can only do so much, as many thieves have figured out how to get in and out before law enforcement arrive. Fortunately, there are many options for homeowners when it comes to securing valuables, and one of them is installing secret compartments in places where thieves are less likely to look, such as a window sill or hairbrush, or even a shaving cream can. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Mui LED Display

Mui appears to be a slab of wood at first glance, but it's actually an innovative Internet of Things device. At the push of a button, or a single touch on its surface, and a variety of controls, along with notifications, appear in the form of LEDs. The interface can be used to control your entire home, including the thermostat, lights, smartphone messages, and even weather updates. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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aVOID Tiny House

Think of Leonardo Di Chiara's tiny house, called "aVOID," as a livable Swiss Army Knife. This minimalist tiny house looks like a white box at first, but step inside, and you'll discover plenty of hidden functionality in a cozy setting, thanks to warm colors and wood grain texture. There are no windows on the longer sides, only on the ends, which enables it to fit into tighter urban settings like a row house. Plus, there's also a roof deck, which can be accessed by climbing up a ladder and out a window. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Amphibious Houseboat



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Mechanic Theon Parseghian transformed a 1967 houseboat and a crop-sprayer tractor into an amphibious houseboat that can operate efficiently on both land and water. He spent 6-months and $10,000 bringing his project to life. "I bought this houseboat because it was cool and local, and I knew I wanted to do something with it. I didn't plan on converting it until maybe a year later. I was just brainstorming with a friend and we came up with the idea to put wheels on it and make it amphibious. And then yeah 500 people showed up for this event recently and I'm there with a boat which may or may not float! It was a little nerve wracking to say the least. But we got through it. Everything went really well and it was a perfect day. So yeah, the perfect launch really," said Theon. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing what would happen in Zelda's Ganon had an assistant.

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Belkin SurgePlus

Belkin's SurgePlus 6-Outlet Wall Charger not only charges all of your devices, but it includes two USB ports so you don't take up valuable outlets, all for $13.95, today only, originally $24.95. With the SurgePlus USB Wall Mount Surge Protector, you won't have to guess whether or not your electronic devices are protected against damaging voltage fluctuations, surges, and spikes. The "Protected" indicator light turns green to let you know your equipment is secure while the "Not-Grounded" indicator warns you when your outlet is not properly grounded. Product page. Continue reading for a setup video and more information.

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ESG Switchable Privacy Glass

Why bother with traditional window shades or blinds, when you could install ESG Switchable Glass, which can turn opaque in seconds, thanks to the company's patented controllers and wiring accessories. The former are designed to monitor the LCD glass panels and make installation as easy as possible by using a plug and play wiring solution. That's not all, there's now an app that lets users control the on/off switch as well as having the ability to change the level of opacity of the LCD privacy glass. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.

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Villa On the Rocks

Villa on the Rocks looks like a home you'd see in a movie, but it's real, and situated on the southern tip of France in Bandol, a small commune in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It was designed by architect Rudy Ricciotti, and unlike other rentals, this 5 bedroom, 8 bed, 3 bathroom villa has a stunning 91-foot lap pool aquarium that can be viewed from the inside and outside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures, information, and the rental page.

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Nebula Mars Portable Cinema

The Nebular Mars Portable Cinema is a lunchbox-sized projector that can be used just about anywhere, and it's being offered for just $448 shipped, today only, originally $799.99. A 3000 Lumens brightness and 800p definition deliver incredible contrast that takes your entertainment experience to the next level. Enjoy movies, TV shows, gaming, and music like never before. Dual 10W speakers equipped with JBL's advanced audio tech fill any room with Dolby Digital audio quality. Cutting-edge battery technology boosts your cinema to an unprecedented 3 hours of continuous play away from an outlet, for unrivaled pound-for-pound performance. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug

Etekcity's WiFi Smart Plug can be controlled with mobile devices or even your voice, and you can pick up a 2-pack for $26.99 shipped, today only, originally $69.90. The Voltson Smart Wi-Fi Outlet allows you to create customized schedules for your appliances so that they run on your schedule. You'll find that automating your devices will help streamline your daily routine for a more efficient household. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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