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Another Internet-enabled appliance is the Turbo Drum washing machine that will eventually make its way into American homes (no introduction date was set yet). Turbo Drum's wash cycles can be programmed directly from the Web. The Turbo Drum washing machine runs LGE's own software, i-@ble Operating Program, to connect the machine to the Internet. The Turbo Drum also comes with a connecting cable and can be attached to a PC to find an appropriate washing cycle on the machine's Web site. LGE is currently developing the terminal for the home network and access modem that would enable consumers to control and monitor this product remotely.
The machine's drum is tilted forward 12 degrees, which, according to LGE, reduces noise, vibration and water consumption
and improves Turbo Drum's washing performance. This design, the company said, also makes it easier to remove laundry from the washer.