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King creates a couch that can charge your phone

If you’ve ever said “I wish my couch had an iPhone charger in it”, you’re probably thinking along the same lines as some Australian designers.

4:33 pm 22/05/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Review: Lavazza Fantasia

Practically instant espresso has changed the coffee machine market in our country, and Lavazza’s brand of cut-price coffee hopes to make an even bigger impact with the Fantasia, a machine with the milk frother built in.

10:34 am 06/05/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Coles sees the future, dabbles with voice ordering

What’s the future of ordering? It might be your voice, as Coles supermarket experiments with a concept new to Australia where you can say what you want and have it be ordered… just like that.

5:14 pm 05/05/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Nespresso touches up its Lattissima range

Nespresso’s brand of instant espresso sure does attract a lot of attention, but if you’re after more than an espresso — say something with milk in it — you have to do it yourself, pouring the milk separately. Unless you eye the Lattissima range, and that’s one model Nespresso is giving the gift of touch.

2:20 pm 30/04/2015 By Staff writers

Karcher improves the squeegee with a vacuum

Cleaning windows isn’t always the most fun of activities, unless you’re really into making those squeaky windows sounds, but a new gadget could make the squeegee a little faster.

12:09 pm 27/04/2015 By Staff writers

LG makes a top-loading washing machine work like a front-loader

Washing machines come with two choices — front and top — but if you ask most people, front-loaders win because of the way they treat your clothes, with energy and water savings also coming into play. But what if you could have a top-loader that did what a front-loader could do?

5:31 pm 21/04/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Miele crafts a coffee machine for small bench tops

If you’ve ever lived in a home with a small kitchen, a larger space to prep your food is pretty much the first thing on your new home wish list, but if you’re stuck where you are and reaching for more bench space, Miele is trying to throw you a bone with a coffee machine that aims to be helpful and compact.

1:09 pm 20/04/2015 By Staff writers

Six months on: Dyson Cool

Summer this year was a little warmer than expected, and if you didn’t have a decent fan around, chances are you sweltered. This year, we had the latest revision of the Dyson Cool to keep us company, so did it do the job?

3:45 pm 17/04/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

SodaStream adds a touchscreen for easier mixed drinks

We’re fans of anything that lets us get creative with our food, and for years, SodaStream has let us have fun by making our own fizzy drinks, but a new model will even act as teacher.

3:10 pm 16/04/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

DeLonghi ups the espresso ante with automated authenticity

The encapsulated coffee market is growing, but there’s still plenty of room for traditional espresso machines, and the latest crop doesn’t need you to learn any skills at all.

2:47 pm 02/04/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

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