Latest Trends in Home Appliances

Electrolux Cyber fridge

Posted in Kitchen Appliances, Refrigerators by Maria on September 25, 2006

electrolux-cyber-fridge.jpgThe new Cyber fridge from Electrolux is a concession to the true purpose of this kind of PC-excess: bragging rights. Their “War on White” (WoW) set of washer, dryer and refrigerator manages to look sexy in spite of a totally random and prominently featured silhouette of a random lady wearing a hat.

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Stephen Johnson’s Coffee Table PC

Posted in Uncategorized by Maria on September 25, 2006

coffee-table-pc.jpgThe Coffee Table PC is featured in this month’s issue of T3 magazine, and includes a TV tuner, a 160GB HDD, a special LCD for displaying the weather, and is liquid cooled to keep things nice and quiet. There’s also WiFi for streaming your media wirelessly.

Talking mirror

Posted in Uncategorized by Maria on September 25, 2006

talking-mirror.jpgThe “Magic Message Mirror,” aside from being a decoration of stunning novelty, doubles as a security monitor in which Basil, your on-screen tipster, gives you the low-down on what’s happening on your premises. The mirror is connected to a series of triggers and cameras mounted around your domicile, and when those alarms are activated the system springs to life while Basil magically appears to alert you.

Atlanta families test washers and dryers

Posted in Bathroom Appliances, Washers & Dryers by Maria on September 25, 2006

home-applic-serb-1.jpgThe technology comes courtesy of Microsoft, HP, Panasonic, Proctor & Gamble and Whirlpool, whose combined efforts have resulted in appliances that can contact you via your TV, PC, or cellphone — letting you know when a load is finished, if there’s a problem, or if you forgot to turn them on in the first place.