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156 Data Stories
Why Google Just Paid $3.2 Billion for a Company That Makes Thermostats
"about data collection and SELLING DATA. Someone mentioned, "The powers will enslave... return for data mining and selling such data. I see co2 and radon detectors, security... collect data which so far Google seems to primarily use for marketing purposes. Doesn't... kind of data that allows them to research trends that might lead to better direct marketing... habits into data is what these companies are actually doing. The Nest thermostat is..."
Turn 'Obsolete' Tech Into Fun Home Help
Harness the Cloud: 8 Ways to Automate Your Housekeeping
Make life easier by scheduling regular deliveries, managing appliances, simplifying meal planning and more via the web
"backing up data and more) are good ways to begin.... on your data, Mint shows you different credit cards, bank accounts, and investment... Evernote data is stored in the Cloud though, for those who are concerned about security... back up data. Set up your computer to regularly back up your data both to the cloud..."
Gadgets Help You Watch Your Health at Home
See the crop of new devices that can monitor your body's vital signs and environment for health, fitness and fun
"track this data over time to see your progress or to be notified of problems. Most q... there the data can be shared with a variety of online weight and health management websites... course that data is uploaded for online monitoring. FitBit also makes a Wi-Fi scale called... those two data points it calculates body mass index, or BMI.The FitBit Aria connects... other data into the mix. For example, one of the most popular fitness-related iPhone..."
Reclaim Room to Breathe
Take back the down time you deserve by disconnecting and paying attention to small pleasures in unexpected areas of your home
My Houzz: Classic Northwest Charm
A couple's decade-long renovation includes a simple color palette, custom-built features and a few secret messages
Home Tech: Getting Rid of Wires Without Sacrificing Sound
An Expat’s Guide to Making a Home Away From Home
How do you stay balanced when each foot is in a different culture? You take a stand where you hang your hat
Houzz Tour: See a Maine House With a $240 Annual Energy Bill
Airtight and powered by the sun, this energy-efficient home in a cold-winter climate is an architectural feat
Cook Smarter With New Wi-Fi Kitchen Gadgets
Whip up meals with high-tech help, thanks to a phone-connected oven and teakettle, plus a web-surfing cutting board
Simple Pleasures: Crafting for Fun and Relaxation
Coming Soon: Turn Your Kitchen Counter Into a Touch Screen
Discover how touch projection technology might turn your tables and countertops into iPad-like devices — and sooner than you think
"lot of data entry just to keep track of a very simple process. If the inference is... "assisted" (data entry, system maintenance, etc.). This results in vastly decreased pr... minutes of data entry when putting groceries away. Personally, I do use my iPad quite... making more data and information relevant will be a keen challenge for the design industry..."
Garden Alert: 22 Plants to Keep Away From Pets
Avoid potential danger by keeping dogs and cats away from these landscaping and houseplant favorites
"have hard data on exact amounts of each part of each different plant that will cause... clinical data that, for most plant based toxicities, simply doesn't exist. Deriving... clinical data is derived from looking at retrospective case studies and these are usually... toxicity data for that particular plant but please understand that for the most part..."
Houzz Survey: Renovations Are Up in 2013
Home improvement projects are on the rise, with kitchens and baths still topping the popularity chart
Floor-to-Ceiling Tile Takes Bathrooms Above and Beyond
Generous tile in a bathroom can bounce light, give the illusion of more space and provide a cohesive look