ECOVACS ROBOTICS Sets a New Standard in Household Cleaning Robotics with Artificial Intelligence

ECOVACS ROBOTICS, a leader in smart cleaning robots, revealed its latest innovation in floor cleaning, ECOVACS AIVI™ (Artificial Intelligence and Visual Interpretation), at IFA 2018 in Berlin. AI-powered vision technology recognizes and avoids obstacles during self-directed floor cleaning.

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Su Gologone Hotel, of Sardinia, Italy, Introduces Su Gologone Style® Home Styling and Outdoor Decor

Owner of Sardinia’s Su Gologone exquisite hotel, Mrs. Giovanna Palimodde, art collector and painter, proudly introduces Su Gologone Style,® a new lifestyle brand of cushions, tapestries and ceramics dedicated to home-décor lovers and inspired by Sardinia’s genuine traditions.

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Haute Home: The Brand Best Equipped to Become the Smart Home King

Sixteen years after the Disney Channel released the spooky, made-for-TV movie “Smart House,” the film now seems positively prophetic. Complete with voice commands, temperature control and a pleasant, Siri-like response system, Disney nailed several of the next decade’s tech breakthroughs. It’s as if the filmmakers knew we’d get Nest, Google Now and Apple TV in just a few short years.

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Lladró Presents Niagara Chandelier Gold

Lladró, the world renowned Spanish porcelain company, presents Niagara Chandelier-Gold, a new version of spectacular Niagara chandelier decorated with golden luster. Over 100 handmade porcelain fairies flutter around this lamp with a diameter of 1.1 meters (31 1/2").

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Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale Coming to Santa Barbara

The Antiques, Decorative Arts & Vintage Show and Sale will be held January 23 to 25 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds,Santa Barbara,CA (Hwy 101 at Las Positas). The grounds will be filled to the rafters with beautiful antiques and unique decorative pieces brought to Santa Barbara by dealers from all over the west coast. 

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Helpful Hints For The Procrastinating Gardener

Oh woe is me, the plans I had, the desires, the ultimate idea, to show those pesky neighbors, the ones who look down their nose at my yard. The ones, who laughed at my attempts to grow grass, bloom a rose bush and my innovative ideas for lawn care.

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Spring, if You’re Reading This… Can You Visit Soon

As I look outside my window, to see a whole city covered in a blanket of snow, I’m reminded of Bing Crosby, Christmas carols and all things holiday. Yet, the presents under the tree have been opened for some time now, the ornaments gone, and lights properly put away. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter, being from Colorado; I love skiing down the slopes of Breckenridge and walking in my snow-boots to Starbucks. I love everything from the first frost to the last flake falling.

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The Long Last Days of Summer - Family Style

With summer shortly coming to a close, friends and family cling to the shore to soak up the last rays and swap stories that only the season can provide. There isn’t much left to cross off on the lists we’ve made in May. Painted the mudroom; check. Gone to a baseball game; check. Spent hours at the beach; double check. In this, I find comfort.

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The Sound of Summer

Despite setting my alarm clock every evening, what wakes me isn't the buzzing of some mechanical gadget, but rather the vigilant woodpecker dedicated to his craft right outside my window.

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  • Beltway Insider: Obama Top Ten List Reviewed; Economy/Climate; ObamaCare; Terror; Cuba/Asia; Bob Iger

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    President Obama unveiled his Top Ten list of "Reasons to be Optimistic in 2016", as he and his family and most elected officials head home for the holidays, the heart of America is still wounded and shaken.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Reverses Cuba; HealthCare On Floor; Brits Bowed; Grenfell Towers; Simon Cowell

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    President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence continued to realign the United States position taking on two policies the former administration worked to secure for the American people: Healthcare and Cuban travel restriction.

     
  • Otherhood Review – A Charming, Funny, Compelling Look at Mothers and Sons

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    Otherhood, a Netflix original, began its streaming release following the premiere screening held at The Egyptian theater in Hollywood where to the enjoyment of invited guests cast members, including Angela Basset and Patricia Arquette, also attended.

     
  • More than 400 Civil Rights Organizations Urge Congressional Action on Police Violence

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    The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 400 other civil rights organizations today called on congressional leadership to swiftly rectify the legacy of white supremacy and anti-black racism that has led to police violence against Black people.

     
  • Circus Performers Critically Injured in Trapeze Accident

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    A female troupe of nine Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey acrobats were critically injured during a morning matinee, when the trapeze in which they were suspended gave way, without warning, sending all crashing to the center ring.

     
  • Eight Dead, including Six Children, in Texas Home Invasion Mass Murder

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    Six children and two adults have been found shot to death, execution style, inside a Harris County, Texas home after a twelve hour standoff that ended after hostage negotiators talked the suspect into surrendering.

     
  • HL Earth Science: Climate Change in Five Charts

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    The year 2015 received the ominous warmest year on record title, and 2016 is likely to be even hotter. It's becoming clear that these warmer weather trends are not arbitrary, but confirmation that climate change is upon us.

     
  • World News: Exuberant South America ...

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    The near-chronic instability of the South American continent irritates Europe and the United States in search of established economic and diplomatic partners. But the DNA of the continent hampers this wish to the point of pushing both actors away from the current upheaval.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump/Queen Toast, Brits Protest, D-Day Anniversary, PM Hopefuls Implode, Manafort Headed to Rikers, Dr. John

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    President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania met this week with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in the first official state visit which coincided with the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion and liberation of Europe.

     
  • Sony Entertainment and Columbia Pictures Host SALT Junket in Washington, D.C.

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    SALT, a Sony Entertainment/Columbia Pictures film recently hosted its press junket which included a debut screening of the film, followed by an exclusive reception with panel discussion at The International Spy Museum and a Spy City Tour of espionage hot spots in Washington, DC.

     
  • City of Ghosts Review – Riveting, A Haunting Shocking Narrative of the Islamic State

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    City of Ghosts, from Amazon Studios, A&E Indie Films and IFC Films, presents the haunting account of the take-over of Raqqa Syria by the Islamic State and the rise of the citizen activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently.

     
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Injured in Fall

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    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, broke three ribs in a fall at her office in the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. She was transported to George Washington Hospital where she is resting with minor discomfort.

     
  • Glenn Frey, Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Eagles Dies

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    Glenn Frey, a name synonymous with rock and roll, co-founder of the legendary Eagles rock band has died due to post-surgical complications from degenerative intestinal issues that plagued the guitarist for most of his career. He was 67.

     
  • Haute Home: The Brand Best Equipped to Become the Smart Home King

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    Sixteen years after the Disney Channel released the spooky, made-for-TV movie “Smart House,” the film now seems positively prophetic. Complete with voice commands, temperature control and a pleasant, Siri-like response system, Disney nailed several of the next decade’s tech breakthroughs. It’s as if the filmmakers knew we’d get Nest, Google Now and Apple TV in just a few short years.

     
  • Last Flag Flying Review – Touching, Emotional War Buddies Film Delivers Poignant Message

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    Last Flag Flying, from Amazon Studios and Lionsgate, brings together three Vietnam Veterans, each pulled from new lives ,who had long buried the war and all its secrets to embark on a final meaningful mission.