The Frame TV by Samsung solves a vexing design dilemma: how to make a screen disappear when not in use. In Art Mode, the screen morphs into a digital display with a selection of more than 1,000 artworks —including paintings from the Uffizi Galleries and the Van Gogh Museum. samsung.com
For mere mortals who forget to pick up their socks: Ecovacs’ new Deebot Ozmo 960 is a smarter robotic vacuum. Unlike predecessors, it possesses artificial intelligence powers that recognize and avoid an expandable index of household objects such as shoes, socks and cables. And it can clean for 110 minutes on a single charge. ecovacs.com
COMMODE TO THE FUTURE
Numi 2.0, Kohler’s sleek, next-gen smart toilet, is flush with special features. Think Bluetooth access to music, ambient lighting, and news and weather (via Amazon Alexa). Tucked discreetly under its automated, heated seat are hands-free hygiene options including deodorizer and spray with customizable water temperature and flow. On sale in late 2019.