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Monopoly Floor

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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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Electric Standing Desk

Huanuo's Electric Standing Desk can be used on top of just about any standard desk, and it's being offered for just $187.49 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. Convert from sitting to standing by simply pressing the adjustment button, lifting your workstation from 6.3" to 19.3" with little noise. Directly plug in your charging cable and begin charging your phone or tablet. There's no need to worry about finding an adapter as the USB port will easily connect your charger cable without the need for an adapter plug. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Etekcity Voltson WiFi Smart Plug

Etekcity's Voltson Wi-Fi Smart Plug doesn't require a hub, and it's compatible with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, all for $19.98 (2-pack), today only, originally $29.98. You can create customized schedules for your appliances so that they run on your schedule, or just turn on / off connected devices wherever you are at any time using the app. No confusing central hubs to set up here. The Voltson simply connects to your home network. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

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Awesome Dorm Room

Photo credit: Vardehaugen AS

The problem with most college dorm rooms is that they offer very little space, especially those used to house two people, but this stacked bed design by Vardehaugen AS aims to solve that issue. In addition to being a great children's room, this design enables you to have two full-sized desks, lots of shelves, and plenty of walking space. Continue reading to see a few early sketches and more images of the home.

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Anki Vector Robot

First, there was Overdrive, now Anki reveals Vector, a tiny autonomous home robot that is always ready to help. Don't let its size fool you, as the tiny robot is packed with plenty of technology that brings him to life. For example, he takes in the world using a variety of sensors and then responds realistically, which means he can read a room, hear what's happening, recognize people and objects, find his charger, navigate his space, and avoid obstacles. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.

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Tile Mate

The Tile Mate gadget finder can also be used for luggage, keys and more, all for $33.99 shipped (4-pack), this weekend only, originally $49.99. Each tile easily hooks onto keychains or attaches to anything you care about, while Bluetooth tracking will find items in a short to medium range distance. For the longer range, the Tile community's global network can help find your item. The app automatically records the last time and place it saw your item. So, if you left it somewhere, you know where to look first. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and more information.

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