I Want This $30,000 Vibrating Waterbed That Syncs to My Heart Rate

People, muster up all your creative juices and imagine the most ridiculous bed you can think of. Is it a waterbed? Obviously. Can it play music from your iPhone? Totally. Does it vibrate to the beat of that music? Yes, it can. Can it sync 50 LED lights to the beating of your heart? Yup. » 2/21/14 7:00pm 2/21/14 7:00pm

Awesome dad builds giant luge track in his backyard for his family

When life gives you snow, don't just make a snowman. Make a giant luge track in your backyard for the whole family! A Dad in Minnesota does that every year to have some fun with winter and the track is pretty impressive with great slopes, windy turns and expertly designed snowbanks. Just look at his whole family slide… » 2/06/14 8:30pm 2/06/14 8:30pm

This normal looking house is fake and actually hides a pump station

If you're just strolling down the street or driving in your car, you'd never notice anything weird with this house in Raleigh, North Carolina. It looks like a house is supposed to look. You can imagine the family that lives there and the weekday dinners they throw for the neighborhood. You can imagine the kids in the… » 1/20/14 9:53pm 1/20/14 9:53pm

The Voice-Activated House of Locks, Patterns, and Networks

The networked home is something of an emerging zeitgeist, offering today's consumers a domestic dreamworld in which every object in your house can be remotely controlled, synced together, and activated according to preset patterns, from heating systems and coffee makers to alarms and personalized lighting. » 1/07/14 1:20pm 1/07/14 1:20pm

The Kitchen Gadgets Worth Your Money

In case you haven't noticed, we love gadgets around here. In fact, our list of our favorite kitchen gear quickly became far too long for a single article, so we're splitting it in half. We present to you our favorite Kitchen Gadgets, and stay tuned in the near future for our favorite Cooking Gear. As always, we can't… » 11/09/13 11:14am 11/09/13 11:14am

Nest's Next Big Product Will Reportedly Be a Smoke Detector

Some three years ago, Nest changed the way we think about thermostats with a feature rich sculpture of an object that works as a smart thermostat. Now, the company is going to conquer the world of smoke detectors, according to a scoop from former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin. » 9/24/13 6:25pm 9/24/13 6:25pm

10 Dirt Cheap Ways To Make Your Apartment More Presentable

The days of movie posters and tapestries are over. It’s time to give your apartment some personality, but you probably don’t want to spend a fortune. Well, I’m here to tell you that it can be done, and I’ll also tell you exactly how to do it. Here are ten tips for whipping your place into shape, without busting your… » 8/26/13 4:00pm 8/26/13 4:00pm

What's the Best Air Freshener?

I went camping last weekend, but now that I'm back in the Great Indoors, the occasional whiff of campfire smoke is getting a bit less fun. Sooner or later, clothes will be washed and time will fix the rest of the problem spots (I'm looking at you, pillow), but until then I need a short-term solution; what's the best… » 8/12/13 2:51pm 8/12/13 2:51pm

It's Super Easy To Try Facebook Home on Your Unsupported Android Phone

Facebook Home is here, and although it's not tied to its flagship hardware, the list of phones that officially support it is kind of underwhelming. If the phone you have isn't listed, have no fear: you can try out Facebook Home too, and the workaround is pretty easy. » 4/13/13 1:00pm 4/13/13 1:00pm

Nest 2.0: The Smart Thermostat Is Thinner, Works With More Home…

Nest was not the first smart thermostat to reach the hands of consumers. But it was the first that made our parents (and maybe even some of our grandparents) raise an eyebrow. Its cylindrical form and simple GUI are nothing, if not inviting to use, and its ability to learn from your usage habits not only offers… » 10/02/12 10:09am 10/02/12 10:09am