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:Shutdown Enters Week Three; September Job Numbers; Federal Reserve Nomination; Malala Visits President

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    President Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), and Senate Democrats in the effort to find common ground, as the United States government approaches two full weeks of shutdown, have largely come up empty.

     
  • Two Majors Cities Hit With Mass Shooting Scares in One Day

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    Three days after a TSA agent was killed at LAX during a Mass Shooting, the Westfield Garden State Mall in Paramus, New Jersey and Central Connecticut State University Campus were both targeted by deranged individuals.

     
  • Theater Shooter Charged; Prosecutor Plans Two Fold Strategy

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    Accused theater shooter James Holmes was officially charged for the crimes committed during the midnight screening of the Warner Bros film, "The Dark Knight Rises."

     
  • Misclassification of Homicide Case Aids Murderer in Escaping Justice; FBI Offers Reward

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    Brittanee Drexel, of Rochester, New York, was last seen in 2009 leaving a beachfront hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, according to hotel surveillance cameras, the FBI said in a recently released statement and simply vanished.

     
  • Five Dead; Nine Injured in Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooting

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    A lone gunman has been taken into custody at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Florida, Airport after firing multiple shots killing five and injuring nine. Real time tweets from former Presidential Press Secretary Ari Fleischer provided actual, real time, credible information.

     
  • Election 2020: Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Addresses Californians

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    U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders traveled to California this weekend rallying crowds in San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco. He visited the Islamic Center of Southern California and joined interfaith leaders to address the racism, violence, and hatred. 

     
  • The Enchanted Sonata Review - A Captivating Read Filled with Whimsical Charm

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    The Enchanted Sonata, from Heather Dixon Wallwork, and published by The Wallworkshop, brings to life the holiday classic The Nutcracker Ballet adding a musical twist as the timeless tale is gently modernized with a young girls aspirations.

     
  • HL London: The New Wave British Sound Part 1

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    Coming to us from London, another chance to review some of the indie-rock bands showcased recently, all of whom are attracting coverage and airplay from media outlets all over the world. Jump right in, give the sound a listen.

     
  • School Daze Gear Guide: Trends For Tweens and Teens

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    Once back to school shopping meant stocking up on paper and pencils. Today, this annual expedition involves a hard target search, finding the latest electronics, perfect fashions, productivity tools, and that kids can get from point A to point B safely.

     
  • Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982 –1992 Review – Poignant Interviews and News Footage Personalize Shocking Documentary

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    Let It Fall, from John Ridley, ABC's Lincoln Square Production, and (ABC) the American Broadcasting Company, presents a chronological presentation of the events leading up to one of the most violent seasons in Los Angeles Police history, culminating with the Rodney King Beating and the injustice that followed.

     
  • Drunk Driver Sentencing Initiates Holiday Party Season

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    A Los Angeles women received the maximum sentence of thirty years to life after admitting her culpability in a drunk driving accident that killed her sister, another passenger and a three generations of another family.

     
  • Photos: More than 100 Passengers Injured In Brooklyn LIRR Commuter Train Derailment

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    More than 100 passengers were injured, none life threatening, when the first two cars of the Long Island Railroad Commuter train failed to stop derailing at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Terminal Station, near the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

     
  • Aussies Suffer Loss of Innocence with Compounded Tragedies

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    Australian's are reeling as a string of tragic and deeply distressing events over the past three weeks, beginning with the death of Cricketer Philip Hughes, have propelled the land down under onto the global stage for all the sorrowful and wrong reasons.

     
  • A Star Is Born Review – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Shine In this Modernized Remake

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    A Star is Born, from Warner Bros Pictures and Live Nation Entertainment, brings to the screen an unlikely story of love as mega rock star on a bender meets singer with the golden pipes in a drag bar.

     
  • Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War – Finish The Summer with A Real Political Thriller

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    Proverb: A Story of the Second Civil War, a novel by Brian McCracken, the first volume of a trilogy,  is the story of family, loyalty to country, changing times and the damage, devastation and alienation polarized thinking produces.