Whirlpool Launches the Wi-Fi Smart Appliance

Fridges, washer/dryers, dishwashers that connect to your home wireless network? Whirlpool has an app for that.

Whirlpool is taking a new step in bringing “smart,” digitally networked appliances into the mainstream — it’s actually putting them on sale.

Over the past month or so, the Benton Falls, Mich.-based white goods giant has been selling a refrigerator, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer unit equipped with its 6th Sense Live technology, which allows each appliance to be turned on, link up to a household Wi-Fi network, and show up on customer smartphones

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