Bloom system lets users grow their own spirulina “superfood”

When ingested, nutrient-rich spirulina blue-green algae is claimed to offer antioxidant, immune-boosting and cholesterol-lowering effects. And while it's typically consumed in powdered form, the Bloom system lets you grow the stuff in your kitchen.

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Roomba j7 uses a camera to recognize objects – including pet waste

Ever since the first iRobot Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner was introduced, successive models have offered additional features. The new Roomba j7 is particularly interesting, however, in that it uses a visible light camera to identify and avoid obstacles … such as dog and cat poop.

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Segway’s first robotic lawn mower uses GPS to stay on course

Segway-Ninebot has rolled on into the autonomous lawn mower space with a robotic gardening solution that goes a little further than most, using GPS to navigate gardens with a high degree of precision.

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Sony helps set the mood with lantern speaker that flickers like a candle

Subdued lighting and good music can help set a relaxing tone for the porch party or campout, but instead of having to break out separate devices, Sony has launched a portable lamp/speaker that offers 360-degree sound and puts out a candle-like glow.

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Samsung’s latest robot vac uses AI to recognize small obstacles

Samsung is claiming a few world firsts with its latest robot vacuum cleaner. The Jet Bot AI+ is said to be the first to feature an active stereo-type 3D sensor for object detection, and the first equipped with Intel AI for object recognition.

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Terra identifies backyard bird visitors by analyzing their songs

Although many people enjoy tracking which types of birds come through their backyards, they can't be watching their yards all the time. Terra is designed to help, by continuously identifying birds via their songs.

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Alexa-enabled sticky note printer churns out user-dictated reminders

Despite the current onslaught of "smart" devices, the humble handwritten sticky-note reminder is still hanging in there. That said, Amazon is planning on giving it a high-tech makeover of its own, with the Smart Sticky Note Printer.

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Samsung’s more precise SmartTag+ uses AR to guide you to lost items

Trackers have been helping us find lost keys and wallets for years now, but they aren’t all that precise beyond “it’s in Bluetooth range.” Samsung's new Galaxy SmartTag+ is the first tracker to use the more accurate ultra-wideband (UWB) technology.

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DropTop home workstation folds up into a wall-mounted art piece

One of the many cultural shifts driven by the COVID-19 pandemic is the growing number of people working from home, and furniture-maker Pith & Stem is looking to tap into this trend with a workstation that you mightn't even know was there.

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