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Tech in Today’s Smart Homes

Tech in Today’s Smart Homes

Light bulbs have grown extremely smart in recent years… Smart bulbs are quickly becoming a key element in modern smart homes. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to upgrade your living room is to swap out your standard incandescents for smart light bulbs....

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Shopify Partners with TikTok to Allow In-App Purchases

Shopify Partners with TikTok to Allow In-App Purchases

Have you ever impulsively shopped for a cosmetics product or adorable new phone case via the shop tab on your Instagram? Whether or not you’ve completed the purchase, you’ve certainly noticed those shopping bubble tags on in-feed posts. Now, that same experience is...

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Sea Change…

Sea Change…

Marc Fish doesn’t want you to think that his furniture was created by human hands. Rather, he says he aims to “design things that look as if they’ve been grown rather than made.” The UK-based designer’s sculptural, organic wooden forms are created without traditional...

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HGTV’s 2021 Smart Home Winner Has Been Revealed

HGTV’s 2021 Smart Home Winner Has Been Revealed

After months of voting, the winner of the HGTV 2021 Smart Home was announced last month. Washington elementary school support worker Becky Dolan is the lucky entrant who will receive a 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, $100,000 courtesy of LendingTree, and most...

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Former AWS Leader Defecting to Microsoft

Former AWS Leader Defecting to Microsoft

Charlie Bell, one of the architects of Amazon Web Services, is heading to Microsoft, according to multiple media reports. An internal memo in early August announced Bell was leaving Amazon.com Inc. after 23 years. He most recently served as senior vice president of...

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Thirteen Indulgent Fried Snacks to Try in Greater D.C.

Thirteen Indulgent Fried Snacks to Try in Greater D.C.

If you’re craving something crunchy or salty, turn to some of the best fried snacks in the D.C. area. The chefs behind them take their cues from everywhere from the Bahamas and Trinidad to Iraq, India, and Italy. None of them are French fries, but potatoes still get a...

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The Health Tech Slice of Federal Contracting is Growing Bigger

The Health Tech Slice of Federal Contracting is Growing Bigger

It took a key partnership and long-standing connections for Monty Deel to beat out two competitors and land a coveted contract to offer the largest federal civilian purchaser of health IT a safer trek to the cloud. The $43 million, five-year contract, which provides...

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Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Arrives on Anguilla

Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Arrives on Anguilla

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has now opened the doors of the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla. Shifting management from what once was the Viceroy Anguilla, this shift represents a positive change...

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Elegance and Technology, Simplified

Elegance and Technology, Simplified

The integration of residential technology required for modern life into our home's decor can seem impossible. Our homes have transformed over the past year to become a school, office, movie theater, restaurant, gym, and more. Each of these uses demands dependable...

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Amazon Commits Another $1M to Northern Virginia Public Schools

Amazon Commits Another $1M to Northern Virginia Public Schools

Amazon Commits Another $1M to Northern Virginia Public Schools One composition notebook, a pencil sharpener, five pencils, a pack of colored pencils, three dry-erase markers, five folders and a three-ring binder. Don’t forget the disposable masks, disinfecting wipes...

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