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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus