By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! From induction cooking to kitchen design, here are some of our favorite articles from last week to get you back into the swing of working:

pexels-photo-199021iPhone Turns 10: How It Became a Cultural Icon | Mike Gikas & Allen St. John: It’s hard to believe that the iPhone has been around for a decade. Take a look at how the iPhone has influenced and shaped the smartphone market since its introduction in 2007.

Trust us: You’ll probably be cooking with magnets in 2017 | Keith Barry: Induction cooking (which is done using magnets, how cool is that?) has been around for awhile, but it’s finally poised to go mainstream. In the past, it’s only been available in high-end, luxury cook tops and ranges, but it’s trickling down to more reachable prices.

Contemporary and transitional design rules in the kitchen and bath | HBSDealer Staff: Move over, Traditional styles! More modern looks (especially those that add extra technological touches, or help aging consumers stay in their own homes) are gaining traction in kitchen and bath design.

night-television-tv-theme-machinesAs 4k TVs Approach Perfection, Cheap Sets Go on the Attack | Tim Moynihan: Swanky OLED 4K TVs are coming down into price points that the average consumer can afford. At the same time, lesser known “bargain” brands are becoming very competitive, picture quality-wise. We’ll have to see how things play out in the “brand name” vs “bargain price” future of televisions.

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