LG announces new sensor that smartens up your old appliancesNews from CNET:

LG’s new SmartThingQ sensor attaches to compatible home appliances to smarten them up.
LG LG has already said it’ll show off a new tablet at this week’s IFA convention in Berlin. But that’s far from the only gadget up the company’s sleeve, as on Monday the South Korean electronics giant announced its new SmartThinQ Sensor.
The sensor attaches to compatible home appliances to make them “smart-aware,” feeding information to the user through a corresponding SmartThinQ app.
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Williams uses F1 tech to increase refrigerator efficiencyNews from Gizmag:

A new aerodynamic device has the potential to reduce the energy consumption of supermarket refrigerators by up to 41.5 percent. The product, currently being developed by Williams Advanced Engineering in collaboration with Aerofoil Energy, can be clipped onto existing cabinets, making it easy for companies to upgrade their stores.
Supermarkets and convenience stores consume a huge amount of energy every year. A single 30,000 sq ft (2,787 sq m) supermarket uses in the region of 1.5 million kWh of energy a […] Continue Reading…

EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance …News from news.delaware.gov:EPA Welcomes Delaware Health and Social Services to Responsible Appliance Disposal Team | State of Delaware News | News from Delaware State Government Agencies
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Red alert! Marsala is top color for 2015 appliances, tooNews from The Providence Journal:

Marsala, a warm terra cotta red shade, is the color of the year for 2015, as named by Pantone. 

When the color experts select a color, it promises to be one of the hottest in fashion, beauty and […] Continue Reading…

Go green in MO and save money on appliances

Posted on 19 Apr 2015 In: Appliances

Go green in MO and save money on appliancesNews from KY3:SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –
You could save some green this week for going green.
Missourians are being offered a temporary break on the state sales tax for energy-efficient appliances.
The annual Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday starts Sunday, April 19, and runs throughout the week until Saturday.
It lifts the state sales tax on dishwashers, refrigerators, washer and dryers and other appliances that carry the Energy Star label.
Fifty-three cities and 11 counties are honoring the tax break. 
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Whitepaper: Magic quadrant for deduplication backup target appliancesNews from ITProPortal:Whitepaper: Magic quadrant for deduplication backup target appliances | ITProPortal.com
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Rally to Create Awareness on Fire caused by Home AppliancesNews from The New Indian Express:
CHENNAI: A rally jointly organised by Sree Saraswathi Matriculation School, Kallikuppam, and Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services (TNFRS), Chennai Suburban, Ambattur, on the theme ‘Adopt Safe House Keeping Practices Approved Electrical Appliance’ on Thursday, saw the participation of over 320 people including 200 students from the school and 40 fire […] Continue Reading…

Consumer Watchdog: Sales tax rules for appliances often confusingNews from Wilkes Barre Times-Leader:
Back in February I wrote about a Pennsylvania law that considers installed home-improvement purchases non-taxable construction contracts.
That means you, the consumer, are not responsible for paying sales tax on the sale and installation of a built-in dishwasher, furnace or water heater, for example, because these items, once installed, are part of the real estate. You would, however, pay sales tax on the purchase of a portable dishwasher, which is not installed as a permanent fixture in the […] Continue Reading…

State approves tough new rules for water appliances

Posted on 9 Apr 2015 In: Appliances

State approves tough new rules for water appliancesNews from Kern Golden Empire:SACRAMENTO – Due to the severity of California’s drought, the state’s experts have been managing water resources to deal with the effects of the drought and prepare for the next one. As part of the solution, the California Energy Commission approved standards for water appliances which will save more than 10 billion gallons of water in the first year. Over time, the water savings is estimated to reach 105 billion gallons per year – a savings of more […] Continue Reading…

Amazon Echo now lets you control lights and appliances with your voiceNews from Mashable:

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Amazon’s Echo can now control your WeMo or Philips Hue lights and connected appliances.
Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani

By Raymond Wong2015-04-08 17:26:01 UTC

Amazon’s Echo just took a major step towards becoming the ultimate smart home controller.
Amazon announced on Wednesday its Bluetooth speaker/voice-assistant wonder tube now works with WeMo and Philips Hue’s smart lights and switches; you c…………… continues on Mashable
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Lower Macungie woman kicks man into refrigerator, police sayNews from Allentown Morning Call:

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A Lower Macungie woman on Monday slapped and kicked a man as he removed his belongings from her home, police said.

Brandy M. Cichocki, 40, of Hess Circle was arguing with the 43-year-old man in the garage of the home about 11 a.m. when she hit him, state police at Fogelsville said.
As they argued, the man bent down to pick up a tool box and Cichocki slapped him on […] Continue Reading…

Fire breaks out at GE’s Appliance Park in Kentucky

Posted on 6 Apr 2015 In: Appliances

Fire breaks out at GE’s Appliance Park in KentuckyNews from WRAL.com:

Published: 2015-04-03 09:54:20Updated: 2015-04-03 10:01:43

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Modern appliances for the deadNews from The Star Online:
GEORGE TOWN: In this modern era, many believe even […] Continue Reading…