Smart Appliances

July 5, 2016 at 10:20 am

Robot vacuums have come a long way since the set-it-and-forget-it (then come back to find it trapped under a bookshelf) days. Once they used to just sweep the room in a single, seemingly random pattern. In 2013, LG came out with its Hom-Bot, a vac that lets you choose from a variety of cleaning modes.…

Turn your stove into a smart stove with Toch Smarturns
June 29, 2016 at 8:52 am

There are some appliances in your house that can be easily replaced. Light bulb went out? Screw in a new one. Waffle iron not working? Get one that spits out Texas-shaped pastries. But when it comes to your stove, you’ve gotta put a little bit more thought into any major changes you’d like to make,…

Sensors Created To Turn Conventional Home Appliances Into Smart Devices
June 29, 2016 at 8:51 am

LG Electronics said Monday it has rolled out attachable smart sensors and a device that can turn conventional home appliances into connected smart devices. As the nation’s second-largest electronics maker focuses on extending the coverage of its smart home technologies to outdated home appliances, expectations are that the smart device can be upgraded to support more…

6 Smart Ways to Help Your Appliances Retain Their Value
June 29, 2016 at 8:49 am

Unlike any car you buy, your home appliances can retain their value so long as you give them a little TLC. Maximize the life span and potential resale return of your washer, dryer, fridge, and more with some basic maintenance.

Food will practically cook itself in Jenn-Air's new smart ovens
June 29, 2016 at 8:47 am

It's safe to say that most people aspire to eating delicious, nutritious, and elegantly prepared meals; but since many of us lack the requisite skills in the kitchen, "cooking dinner" often means throwing a a frozen entrée in the microwave. Whirlpool might soon have an answer for culinarily challenged folk like us, thanks to a new…

This ultrasonic dryer will dry your clothes in half the time
June 22, 2016 at 7:12 am

A new ultrasonic dryer concept forgoes the heat, instead using high-pitched vibrations to wick moisture from clothes in a method that's cheaper, faster, energy-saving and better for fabric too. A full-sized prototype is on track for completion by August, according to head researcher Ayyoub Momen -- which will kick off the path to the consumer…