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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  • Beauty, Style: Guide to Finding Your Best Look

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    When you're looking to develop a personal fashion style you can be known for, it’s very important to research and make sure you know what kind of look you want to show off to the world.  

  • Kon-Tiki Review – Visually Stunning, Inspirational, An Epic Tale

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    “Kon-Tiki,” from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment, brings to the screen an epic tale that feeds the explorer spirit, pitting man against nature, in this real life high seas action adventure.

     
  • And the Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film Goes To . . .

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    Documentary films bring the world into our living rooms, we are treated to lands, times, events that we would never see, astonished at stories of overcoming obstacles and provide clarity into our own situations, they provide a looking glass into another's life, dreams, survival, hope and heart.

     
  • HL London: Coffee Specialty Franchise, Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, Opens New Shop in Canary Wharf

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    Named "The Best Coffee" in London, DOCASA, Inc., through its award-winning subsidiary Department of Coffee and Social Affairs, has announced the opening of its new coffee shop at the offices of a leading Fortune 500 company in Canary Wharf.   

  • Musubo Unveils Head-turning New Cases – the Ripple, Sexy, Eden and Double X for iPhone 4/4S

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    Musubo, the creator of mobile accessories that seamlessly merge fashion and protection, today announces four new additions to its collection of unique, eye-catching carrying solutions.

     
  • Belle Review - Powerful, Resonating, Beautiful

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    "Belle," from FOX Searchlight Pictures and Moneypenny Productions, brings to the screen the real life story of a Dido Elizabeth Belle, a woman ahead of her time fighting for equality, love, independence and freedom.

     
  • LAX Shooter Pleads Not Guilty

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    Paul Anthony Ciancia, the accused LAX shooter, has pled not guilty to murdering a TSA Agent and 10 other related federal charges in his second court appearance since the November 1, 2013 shooting.

     
  • Op/Ed: Don’t Buy What They Are Selling

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    Buying and selling is in the news lately with President “at some point you’ve made enough money", “climate change is urgent and growing” Obama’s well-publicized imminent purchase of a 7,000 square foot, $14.85 million estate in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.

     
  • Maya Angelou, Poet, Author, Icon, Has Died

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    Maya Angelou, the sassy, African American poet, author, actress, artist and scholar, known for her frankness, honesty and ability to bring light into the darkness died this week at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was 86.

     
  • World News: France . . .This Way Out

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    Presented by President Emmanuel  Macron as an emergency exit to a country paralyzed by the gangue of an obsolete political and social environment, the new world is struggling to see the light of day.

     
  • Interview and Review: Director Matthew Lillard Talks on His Triumph FAT KID RULES THE WORLD

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    FAT KID RULES THE WORLD, directed by Matthew Lillard, tackles the difficult subjects of obesity, teen suicide and punk rock in this critically acclaimed, ten years in the making, film.

     
  • Baby Driver Review – Awesome; Solid; An Instant Classic

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    Baby Driver, from Tri Star Pictures, presents a bad ass, awesome, heist film that captures the attention from the first scenes as our underdog remains calm as he provides the great escape for Atlanta’s most notorious inside man.

     
  • Breaking: Former Trump Campaign Manager Indicted on Conspiracy Against United States

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    Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager and business associate for President Donald J. Trump, has been indicted in a 12 count indictment that a federal grand jury returned Friday and ordered sealed by a federal judge.

     
  • And the 2015 OSCAR for Best Animated Short Goes To . . . . .

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    Animation and Live Action Shorts, a celebrated program of mini-features, bringing a diverse and often cutting edge introduction to new techniques or trending subjects to the forefront of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the chance of winning the gold.

     
  • Manchester By The Sea Review – Strong Performances Generate Oscar Buzz in This Tragic Drama

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    Manchester by the Sea, from Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions, presents the heart-wrenching drama of one family and how they cope when their worlds collide, and fall apart, as the unimaginable strips them of everything.