Kara Swisher

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MarketWatch Video: New Home Technology, Including Diamond-Powered Faucets!

Eek, diamonds are now apparently being used in a new water-delivery system that debuted at the International Builder’s Show in Orlando, Fla., this week.

For those who do not know it, BoomTown is a closet–get it??–home renovation freak and once had a column in The Wall Street Journal called “Home Economics.” (Here is a link to my 2004 review of high-tech toilets, for example, with the unfortunate lede: “Is happiness a warm toilet seat?”)

Nonetheless, we press on, and “Home Economics” might even return here in a new video format, so get ready.

Until then, check out this sparkling MarketWatch video:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik