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Smart home technology increases the value of a property: Study

Does a property equipped with smart home technology become more attractive than one without when the property is up for sale or rent? Can an additional premium be charged? According to a new report, the inference is ‘yes’.

Review: Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross release stunning breakthrough EP Special

On October 12, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross released their eponymous debut EP, via Access Records, and it is worth more than just a passing glance.

New deal with Hellman & Friedman values SimpliSafe at $1 billion

Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman has taken a controlling interest in SimpliSafe, the company behind the popular smart home security system SimpliSafe.

'We sing when we're hurt': Sorrow, celebration at Winnie Mandela's home

Soweto - Crowds of mourners flocked Monday to Winnie Mandela's home in the heart of South Africa's Soweto township, a centre of anti-apartheid resistance that remained her base decades after white rule fell.

Nathan Goshen discusses new single 'Home,' musical inspirations Special

Singer-songwriter Nathan Goshen chatted with Digital Journal about his new single "Home." He also talked the impact of technology in the music business.

Review: Nathan Goshen superb on liberating new radio single 'Home' Special

International pop star Nathan Goshen has released his new radio single, the nostalgic "Home." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Most contaminated places in the home identified

Philadelphia - There's been a lot of coverage about contamination in the environment and microbial risks in hospitals, but how about your home? Two new studies highlight the dirtiest places in the typical house.

Millionaire giving away entire home for free

Preston - Marco Robinson, a millionaire from England who used to sleep rough on the streets, is giving away an entire fully-furnished home for free.

What exactly is lurking in your pillow?

Ever wondered what was lurking in you pillow as you drift off at night? Probably not, but you might be interested in finding out. After reading you'll end up not putting off the regular washing of your pillowcase.

Top ten asthma triggers in the home

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America have put forward the top ten triggers for asthma in the home. The information is useful for asthma sufferers or their carers for minimizing the impact.

Authorities charge teen in arson, slaying of family in California

Greenwood - A Bay Area teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with killing three members of his own family, whose bodies were found in the burned-out remains of their vacation home in the Sierra foothills.

Review: Animals and murder comprise this week’s new releases Special

This week’s releases include two first seasons that land at opposite ends of the spectrum; a buddy cop comedy from Asia; animals taking revenge; and an adorable alien outcast.

Microsoft announces there will be seven editions of Windows 10

Ahead of its launch this summer, Microsoft has revealed what different editions of Windows 10 will be offered at release. This time around there will be six desktop builds with pricing to suit while the variant for smartphones will be "Windows 10 Mobile".

Plenty of gas in the tank for 'Furious 7'

It is nowhere near the finish line and "Furious 7" cruised in its second weekend out at the box office. It was the best second weekend total for April, too.

'Furious 7' will leave the rest in its dust

There is no question that "Furious 7" will win the weekend box office battle. In fact, there will be no battle. It will be so easy that the only thing to do is track how much it makes.

'Home' takes down 'Get Hard'

'Home' took down the comedy duo of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell at the box office. They made it looks easy, too. "Get Hard" is R-rated and in less theaters, but the animated flick overachieved.

Review: ‘Home’ relies on funny characters to alleviate predictable story Special

‘Home’ is a cute and simple animated comedy about an alien outcast who befriends an Earthling after his species invades her planet.

'Get Hard' takes on 'Home' and it should be close

When an animated movie gets released, it is usually an easy pick to win that particular weekend. But, not this time with "Home." It may win, but it will not be an easy one.

How smartphones can revolutionize the diagnosis of disease

Smartphones are revered for their huge range of capabilities, expandable via apps that use the potential of the hardware to maximum effect. One of the most intriguing possibilities being explored now is the ability to use a phone to diagnose illness.

Wirelessly charge your phone on your desk with new IKEA furniture

The Swedish furniture giant Ikea has announced that it is launching a new range of household furniture items with wireless charging functionality built in, making it easy to add power to your devices.

Family home destroyed by fire started by jar of Nutella

A warning has been issued after a family's home was devastated by a raging fire started by a Nutella jar that had been left by a window. It magnified the sun's rays and started the huge fire.

Fund for pensioner mugged outside home raises £215k in three days

A donation fund set up to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his own home has drawn over £160,000 from gracious members of the public wishing to help the victim.

Christmas day sales to hit $690k a minute online

A new study has shown that rather than taking part in the festivities or helping with the cooking this Christmas, many will be taking to their phones to participate in an online shopping frenzy as the sales open throughout the big day.

100+ snakes found in home in Canada

More than 100 snakes were found in a home in Canada. The garter snakes were first discovered in the basement, but they managed to make their way to other parts of the home.

Family gets $140K more for home after including cat in deal

Melbourne - Last weekend a family in Australia auctioned their home off for $2,060,000 Australian dollars, but they ended up selling it for $140K more after including their cat in the deal.

Johnny Cash's boyhood home opens in Arkansas

Dyess - The grand opening of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home took place on August 18 in Dyess, Arkansas, and hundreds of fans and friends gathered for the occasion.

Man calls for help during home invasion, gets voicemail

Port Richey - When four robbers broke into his home, a man in New Port Richey, Florida, called police and was transferred to voice mail.

Hacker targets baby monitor and tells child to 'wake up, wake up'

A stranger has hacked into a couple's camera on their baby monitor in Ohio, USA, leaving the residents feeling 'violated'.

Naked man climbs tree and tells police he is making it his home

Over the weekend a 40-year-old man climbed a 40-foot pine tree in Arab, Alabama, with no clothes on. He told police that he was cleaning it up and going to make it his home.

High River couple gets new home after the flood - for free!

High River - A couple in High River, Alberta, has a new home thanks to the generosity of Calgary country singer Jason Hastie and his wife Gina.
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An intrepid  Owl Whisperer  removes an owl from his kitchen using a Swiffer mop.
An intrepid "Owl Whisperer" removes an owl from his kitchen using a Swiffer mop.
The most expensive house for sale in the United States: Palazzo di Amore. — For god s sake  someon...
The most expensive house for sale in the United States: Palazzo di Amore. — For god's sake, someone get a real designer involved, sometime!
A cat called Gizmo
A cat called Gizmo
Home in foreclosure.
Home in foreclosure.
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screen shots from the movie  Home  by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
screen shots from the movie "Home" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Renovating a backyard deck
Renovating a backyard deck
Mark Drago
A smart home of the future?
A smart home of the future?
 Going down!
"Going down!"
This unfinished  two-storey home on Pleasantview Drive in London  Ontario  was brought to it knees S...
This unfinished, two-storey home on Pleasantview Drive in London, Ontario, was brought to it knees Saturday by mildly, gusting winds striking the row of unfinished homes when they were most vulnerable to a 'push-over' force. A neighbour who watched the homes collapse said, "It wasn't even that windy."
The nails in the foundation sill plate were a clue to Prof. Kopp that the wall simply slipped free o...
The nails in the foundation sill plate were a clue to Prof. Kopp that the wall simply slipped free of its nails as the wall fell over. These nails did not say funnel cloud to the professor.
Jim Parsons provides the voice of Oh in  Home
Jim Parsons provides the voice of Oh in 'Home'
DreamWorks Animation
 Home  takes the title.
"Home" takes the title.
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The Fed’s decision to continue its economic stimulus program unabated has sent fixed mortgage rate...
The Fed’s decision to continue its economic stimulus program unabated has sent fixed mortgage rates plunging to their lowest level in two months.
An armed man  dressed as a priest  gained access to the home of Luis Barcenas  former PP treasurer a...
An armed man, dressed as a priest, gained access to the home of Luis Barcenas, former PP treasurer and threatened his family.
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Maria-Louise Sawyer at her home in France
Maria-Louise Sawyer at her home in France
Courtesy of Maria-Louise Sawyer
Home decorated for Halloween.  Bentonville  Ark.
Home decorated for Halloween. Bentonville, Ark.
The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes  commonly called the Three Little Pigs facility is a res...
The Insurance Research Lab for Better Homes, commonly called the Three Little Pigs facility is a research facility for studying wind effects, moisture penetration, energy efficiency and mould growth.
University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Engineering

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