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Making the second-best solution shine

June 10, 2015

“So Jim, what’s the household chore you hate the most?” I queried my office mate. “Cleaning toilets” was his prompt reply. “And what would make it better?” He thought a moment, then, laughing, he said, “Having someone else do it!” Boom – he nailed it. In fact, cleaning bathrooms is …

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Making the smart home a reality

June 5, 2015

Imagine a home managed from the owner’s smartphone or tablet, with multiple devices linked via an intelligent network or “hub”. The owners could view status reports, access information and manage functions wherever and whenever they wanted. Preheating the oven, changing the direction of a …

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Who really leads in the kitchen?

May 1, 2015

It’s probably fair to say that retailers target most of their advertising for “all things cooking” towards women. But are the ladies really still the driving force in the kitchen – and therefore in kitchen purchases? And which countries harbor a population that is simply bursting with cooking …

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