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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  • US Army Major General Assassinated in Afghanistan

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    U.S. Major General Harold Greene was assassinated, and fifteen other high ranking military personnel wounded, in a broad daylight staged attack during a joint visit to a UK military training facility in Afghanistan.

     
  • Op/Ed: Mental Health and Kim Jong Un’s Nuclear Button

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    The media is going berserk over an exchange between North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Trump about their respective nation’s nuclear arsenals. With Trump taunting the dictator, from one bully to another, with veiled retaliatory challenges.

     
  • Celebrity Pictures: Julia “Lady J” Gerard Host Project Divine Cocktail Launch

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    Julia “Lady J” Gerard opened her iconic West Hollywood Peace Gallery and Studio for the evening cocktail launch event of Project Divine, a three day shopping extravaganza benefitting Project Angel Food of Los Angeles.

     
  • Photography Accessories Review – Cool Ways To Capture it All

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    Digital photography has revolutionized the way we take, share and store photos. Whether you're a pro looking for a better way to showcase your portfolio or simply striving for the perfect selfie, these four photography tools will bring your shots to life in entirely new and exciting ways.

     
  • Global Debut and Historic Reunions Headline Bentley’s Presence At 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

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    (Crewe, 25 June 2014).  Bentley prepares for the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed with an exclusive line up of cars. Spanning the company's rich 95‑year heritage, the Bentley models on display at Goodwood showcase the best in British luxury and performance.

     
  • Beltway Insider Special: Media Reaction To President Trump’s Successful Singapore Summit

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    Attaining world peace, thwarting a global nuclear war or achieving peace in the Middle East, over the last three decades has become a priority for those in the Oval Office with great strides evaporating and dissolving without reason.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Delivers State of the Union; Rubio Handles GOP Rebuttal; Brennan, Hagel Confirmations Stalled

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    President Barack Obama delivered the first State of the Union address of his second term, this week, directly calling congress into bi-partisan support of his agenda to move forward much needed reforms.

     
  • Top Christmas Beers You Need to Try This Season

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    The winter holidays are an extra special time of year for beer lovers. It's the time of year when brewers around the world pull out all the hops, creating special brews that circulate for a limited time only.  

  • Gas Main Explosion Levels Building in East Village; Scores Injured

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    A suspected gas main explosion leveled a building on Manhattan’s lower east side injuring dozens some critical as firefighters attempted to contain the quickly spreading seven alarm inferno before it consumed the adjoining buildings.

     
  • US Markets Take Sharp Dive; World Markets Follow

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    The Dow Jones Industrial continued its downward trend falling sharply over the past week unable to rebound from the previous week long tumble as a lackluster July jobs report did little to bolster investor confidence.

     
  • Summertime Gift Guide 2015 – Home, Beauty, Health and Wellness Ideas For Hot Fun

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    Ah, summer…a time to brighten up our wardrobe, shamelessly take a barrage of selfie and ussie photos, enjoy music into the warm summer nights and benefit from lengthy restful slumbers amid vacation downtime.

     
  • CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Review – Enchanting Mexican Luxury

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    The CasaMagna Marriott Resort & Spa in Puerto Vallarta delivers authentic, enchanting, alluring Mexican luxury, offering guests the opportunity to partake in a multitude of genuine experiences that exemplify why Puerto Vallarta has become one of my favorite Mexican destinations.

     
  • Haute Money: FORBES Announces Its 34th Annual FORBES 400 Ranking of the Richest Americans

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    The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2015 ranking of the richest people in America,“The Forbes 400”(p. 130 of the October 19, 2015 Forbes magazine issue), is $2.34 trillion, up from $2.29 trillion in 2014 and the highest ever.

     
  • Judge in Stanford Rape Case Stops Hearing Criminal Cases

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    Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced the Stanford convicted rapist to six months including time served, has stopped hearing felony cases due to the public outrage over his leniency in what has been deemed a travesty of justice.

     
  • Amari Havodda Maldives - The Perfect Island Retreat

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    Tucked away in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, one of the most preserved atolls in the Maldivian archipelago, Amari Havodda Maldives is an ideal spot for a romantic getaway, family holiday, girls’ getaway or escape to a tropical paradise.