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And the winner of Hardware Battlefield 2017 is… Siren Care

January 9, 2017 6:51 am

These companies had a very special CES experience as they all pitched in front of multiple groups of judges on stage at the Sands Expo. The startups were competing for $50,000 and being named the winner of the Hardware Battlefield. After many deliberations, our judges narrowed the list down to four finalists: wearable device for […]

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Houzz Tour: Custom Furnishings Abound in a Historic Seattle Home (10 photos)

January 9, 2017 6:51 am

When a couple with great taste start a family, the resulting state of their home can easily leave them feeling design-deficient. Sleek lines and gorgeous fabrics are quickly replaced by soft corners and surfaces that are easy to wipe down. But for a young professional couple with two little ones in the… Houzz Galleries

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8 Things to Learn From Open Houses (Whether or Not You’re Buying) (8 photos)

January 9, 2017 6:51 am

When we were in the process of selling our home, I was surprised to learn from my real estate agent that open houses are not typically thought to be effective in selling a house. “They’re just for the… Houzz Galleries

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Four Ways To Rid Your Home Of Negative Energy In The New Year

January 8, 2017 2:42 pm

It's the New Year, and what better time to change the energy in your home?! Whether you've just moved into a new place and want to make sure you set…

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7 Interior Trends That Are "Out" For 2017

January 8, 2017 2:42 pm

Whether you're renovating to sell your home or just for your personal pleasure, you always want to make sure your place is in style. And as trends come and go,…

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Quicken Loans parent acquires mortgage shopping website LowerMyBills.com

January 7, 2017 6:48 am

Rock Holdings, the parent company of Quicken Loans, announced Friday that it is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of LowerMyBills and ClassesUSA from Core Digital Media. The acquisition of LowerMyBills.com is an interesting one, considering that the site is a financial services comparison site, which allows consumers to shop around for various financial products, […]

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Here’s how much rent went up across America in 2016

January 7, 2017 6:48 am

It’s not only home prices that are on the rise, the cost to rent is going up, too, as renters continue to move from the suburbs into city centers. These charts show exactly how much rent changed across all the states, and even digs deeper into how rent changed across various cities. HousingWire.com Topics

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TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield finalists are BloomLife, Pillar Technologies, Siren Care and Stratio

January 7, 2017 6:48 am

Over the past two days, 13 startups have taken the stage at TechCrunch’s Hardware Battlefield. Now our editorial team has finished deliberating with the expert judges (seriously, expert) and chosen four finalists who will be competing for the big prize of $50,000, as well as a trophy that we like to call the Metal Man. You can watch the […]

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Knocki turns any surface into a switch

January 7, 2017 6:48 am

What happens when you mix two software dudes, a little kid, and a light switch? You get the Knocki, a clever little device that connects to a wall or under a table. You can tap the surface to trigger events – turning on a light, muting speakers, etc. – and it is surprisingly small and easily-hidden. […]

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Houzz Tour: A 1930s House Becomes a Light and Bright Family Space (17 photos)

January 7, 2017 6:48 am

French interior designer Joséphine Lecouflé-Vinet redesigned her 1930s home in London by opening up its small, dark rooms. Now the bright house has a flowing layout that the whole family enjoys. Houzz Galleries

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