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This countertop machine lets you mix your own shampoo and cleaning products at home

May 21st, 2019 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

  It’s like a Soda Stream for personal care products. It looks a little like a SodaStream, but a new appliance is designed to make your shampoo or laundry detergent, not drinks. Instead of buying products in new plastic bottles with every purchase, the system uses small pouches and reusable bottles. “We wanted to harness […]



Just 10% of U.S. plastic gets recycled. A new kind of plastic could change that

April 28th, 2019 at 2:44 am » Comments Off

Most plastics have a chemical history that makes starting a new life a challenge. The dyes and flame retardants that make them perfect for say, a couch cushion or a bottle of detergent, make them tough to transform into a desirable end product—one of the reasons just 10% of plastic in the United States gets […]



Thermomix introduces a small appliance that can do it all

March 21st, 2019 at 11:14 am » Comments Off

Remember those commercials for kitchen appliances that can do it all? “It slices, it dices, makes julienne fries!” Well, here’s an appliance that actually does do just about everything you could ask for when you’re in the kitchen. The Thermomix TM6, the latest smart appliance from Vorwerk, is here to save you counter space and […]



Carbon fiber camping trailer sustains itself off-grid with “endless” power and water

March 21st, 2019 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

The Sonic X’s slide-out increases interior space, providing room for a comfy dining lounge with wraparound… A new style of trailer for an evolving breed of traveler, the Sonic X from KZ Recreational Vehicles adds a little more self-sustainability to the camping trailer world. With its solar-backed lithium battery bank, the 26-footer is designed to […]



LG’s SnowWhite is like a Keurig for ice cream

March 18th, 2019 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

Or at least it might be. SXSW 2019 isn’t just about films, politicians, designers and social media founders. There are also gadgets here to check out. Enter LG’s SnowWhite, a concept machine designed to let you easily make ice cream at home. The SnowWhite is basically like a Keurig, featuring a pod-based system that allows […]



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