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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

Lavazza dives into budget barista-ing with $399 machine

Lavazza’s style of instant espresso has generally been focused on the budget market that were happy to add milk themselves and forgo the froth, but a new machine coming from the company could just bring textured coffee drinks to back to the kitchen for not too much cash.

11:12 am 27/03/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Samsung assists the laundry by soaking and scrubbing before a wash

We’ve seen washing machines add bubbles and steam over the years, and this year even add a tiny washing machine for underwear, too, but a Samsung innovation seeks to scrub stains before the wash, doing the hand wash so your delicate hands need not go near the sink.

3:45 pm 09/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

LG builds a dual washer, delicates and regular garments simultaneously

Don’t like running two separately timed washes for your laundry? Regular clothes one day, delicates the next? No worries, because there’s a twin-barrel washing machine in the way.

10:57 am 09/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Belkin’s WeMo moves to windows, doors, people, and even water usage tracking

Home automation is expected to be an area that kicks off in a big way this year, and the field is moving beyond WiFi lightbulbs as one of the biggest providers of the tech, Belkin, takes its wireless home concept into more places.

5:30 pm 05/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

Barilla taps 3D artists for new pasta shapes

It’s a new world, and while traditional pasta makers had to use their hands to come up with designs for wheat flour and egg shapes that would later expand into the delicious awesomeness that is pasta, now they can use a 3D printer.

11:54 am 05/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

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