New York Homeowners: Stay Connected With Smart Kitchen Appliances

Every New York state homeowner wants to use technology to save money and make their home more energy efficient. But a smart home isn’t limited to using devices to control indoor temperature and turn on music. A smart home also has a smart kitchen.

There are many exciting and new appliances on the market to help get you organized and keep your kitchen running smoothly. Here are five appliances that can help you work smarter in the kitchen:

1. Interactive Refrigerators

Manufacturers such as Samsung have developed a smart refrigerator that’s interactive for the entire family. Not only will you be able to keep food cool at just the right temperature, you can keep track of expiry dates. You can also use the LCD screen on the outside of the fridge as a family calendar and message center and to watch the latest episode of your favorite television show.


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Reflecting on My First Time in the Bergami Center of Science, Technology, and Innovation

I was excited to explore the University’s new Bergami Center for the first time, and I came away impressed by the collaborative spaces and cutting-edge technology it offers, as well as the way the building commemorates the University’s past, present, and future.

September 16, 2020

By: Hannah Providence ’22

The Love Resource Zone in the Bergami Center.

Today was a great day. I finally got to walk around campus for the first time in more than five months.

As a commuter student, I’m not at the University as often as I’d like to be, and I spend even more time at home now with my hybrid and online courses.

Hannah Providence in the Bergami Center.
Hannah Providence explores the Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation for the first time.

So, when Chris Fogarty ’21, my fellow communications media intern in the Office of Advancement, offered to give me a tour of the University’s new Bergami

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How Keurig Dr Pepper Used Tech to Survive the Pandemic Supply Volatility

One day everything was normal. The next, the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic and consumer behavior completely changed overnight. And companies didn’t know what to do. Would demand be stronger or weaker because of the COVID-19 pandemic? An incorrect prediction would severely hurt the business.

Fortunately, beverage giant Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ:KDP) wasn’t flying blind when it came to coffee demand. Thanks to the tech in its newer lines of Keurig coffee brewers, the company had a pretty good idea of how much coffee it was going to sell and appropriately adjusted supply to meet demand.

A steaming cup of coffee in a white cup sits on a wooden table against a dimly lit background.

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Smart coffee

Meet the Keurig K-Elite, a coffee brewer you can control with your smartphone. Whether you like your coffee hot or cold, strong or weak, small or large — this brewer does it all. It has buttons on the unit. But you might prefer to use your smartphone

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Musk teases $25,000 Tesla in the next 3 years

Tesla Model 3

Today, the least expensive Tesla in the lineup is the approximately $38,000 Model 3.


Ultraperformance $140,000 Plaid models and fancy self-driving tech are cool (and certainly what brings all the fanboys to Tesla’s yard,) but I think that the only way electric cars will ever have a shot at replacing the combustion engine type is to bring the price way down. Fortunately, it seems Tesla CEO Elon Musk also knows this and he’s “confident” that the electric car company can build a $25,000 electric vehicle in the next few years.

At Tesla’s annual shareholder’s meeting and Battery Day 2020 event, Musk and Drew Baglino, Tesla senior vice president of Powertrain and Energy Engineering, outlined an extensive plan to reduce the cost of battery and electric vehicle manufacturing with changes to nearly every aspect of how Tesla builds cars.

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Reviewing ‘The iPhone Of Air Conditioners’

Earlier this summer, I wrote about Windmill, which I dubbed “the iPhone of air conditioners” due to its stylish and innovative WiFi-enabled design. My story took off, as sweaty quarantine dwellers Google-searched for ways to stay cool and also look cool.

Windmill has a waiting list a mile long — you can order now for next summer — but I finally got off the queue and installed the window AC recently in an Airbnb unit behind our house here in Los Angeles. Without any guests during the pandemic, the cottage is now my office/oasis from headlines, California fires and all those people in masks wandering like zombies down my street.

Here’s my take on Windmill, from installation to staying chill.

The Review

Before Windmill, the cottage had a portable AC with

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Pre-apocalyptic photography game Umurangi Generation is coming to Switch and getting new DLC

Umurangi Generation, a game about taking cool photos at the end of the world, is coming to Switch later this year.

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Umurangi Generation hit PC back in May, and it’s still a strong contender for my personal Game of the Year pick. There’s no specific release date for the Umurangi Generation Switch version yet, but I’ll be strongly tempted to pick it up again (especially if it lets you use gyro controls to snap the perfectly angled photo). Even if you’ve already played on PC, there’s more to look forward to soon: a DLC expansion titled Umurangi Generation: Macro is coming on November 7 for $9.99.

I’ll be real with you: the first thing that made me pick up Umurangi Generation is the fact that it has

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Apple’s New Back Tap Feature In iOS 14 Is Cool, But It Isn’t ‘Hidden’

In the months since WWDC, and particularly since iOS 14 was in public beta and recently released, several tech publications have run a deluge of stories in which they list the best “hidden features” of Apple’s newest mobile operating system. The premise here is these all are ostensibly smaller, less noticeable changes or additions.

In nearly every one of these articles, Back Tap is mentioned. New this year, Back Tap is a motor-oriented feature that allows users to tap the back of their iPhone—hence the name—to trigger a variety of pre-defined actions such as turning on the flashlight. Back Tap is useful in an accessibility context because it accommodates those for whom elaborate tapping and swiping is difficult or impossible. For many, a tap (or series of short taps) is far easier to manage than the OS’s customary multi-touch interface.

Apple CEO Tim Cook often cites the interplay

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16 Nintendo Switch games every gamer should own

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2020 isn’t a good year for many things, but the Nintendo Switch is one of the few exceptions. It’s been selling gangbusters all year, which means you might be one of the many people with a new baby Nintendo console wondering, what should I play next? Or you might be thinking about taking the plunge and wondering what looks cool out there these days.

In either case, we’ve compiled a list of the best, most interesting games you can buy for the Nintendo Switch in 2020 just for you. From the big classics to the hidden gems, here are our expert gaming recommendations, along with some thoughts about who each game might be best for.

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The Technology 202: Here’s why Walmart wants a stake in the TikTok deal

“It’s the crown jewel asset that falls in their lap,” said Daniel Ives, an analyst at Wedbush Securities. “The ecommerce piece of TikTok is in early days of being monetized, and now Walmart gets to build a fence around that user base.”

Walmart has been quietly acting more like a technology company in recent years. 

The TikTok deal is just the latest sign the superstore is transforming beyond the confines of brick-and-mortar. A deal with the viral video sensation could also bolster Walmart’s efforts to compete against Amazon, especially as the pandemic has allowed it to encroach on the ecommerce behemoth’s market share. 

(Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

Walmart’s online sales jumped 97 percent in the second quarter, the company recently said, boosting overall sales by nearly 6 percent, as my colleague Abha Bhattarai recently reported. Its e-commerce sales accounted for 5 percent of the overall

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Tesla warns on challenges of scaling up production

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk warned on Tuesday about the difficulties of speeding up production as an expert cautioned the carmaker’s increased reliance on large-scale aluminium parts could bring new manufacturing challenges.

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla supercharger is shown at a charging station in Santa Clarita, California, U.S. October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

While carmakers such as Mercedes-Benz have said automation has limitations, Musk has pressed on with plans to create a hyper-automated factory, which he refers to as the “alien dreadnought”, or “the machine that builds the machine”.

“The extreme difficulty of scaling production of new technology is not well understood. It’s 1,000% to 10,000% harder than making a few prototypes. The machine that makes the machine is vastly harder than the machine itself,” Musk said on Twitter.

Musk’s warning comes ahead of a “battery day” later on Tuesday, when Tesla is expected to unveil

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