Connect Home Appliances, Gadgets Via Atheros ‘Internet of Things’ News from PC Magazine:
April 20, 2011 12:08am EST
Imagine your washing machine sending you a text when it’s time to move your clothes to the dryer. Or being able to upload your workout statistics from your home treadmill to a computer. How convenient would it be to have a company perform remote diagnostics on that broken refrigerator or oven? What about being able to control your home’s thermostat or microwave with your mobile phone?
The technology to make such […] Continue Reading…

S.Korea’s LG unveils ‘smart fridge’

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 In: Refrigerators

News from AFP:S.Korea’s LG unveils ‘smart fridge’
(AFP) – 11 hours ago
SEOUL — South Korea’s LG Electronics Tuesday unveiled a refrigerator which suggests recipes as it forecast a bright future in the potentially lucrative market for “smart” household appliances.
LG will roll out smart fridges, washers and other appliances in South Korea and North America by the end of this year to compete against rivals including Samsung Electronics and Whirlpool, Lee Young-Ha, president of the home appliance unit, told reporters.
The nation’s second-largest consumer electronics maker after Samsung on Tuesday showcased the […] Continue Reading…

News from Post-Bulletin:Area utility companies are offering an incentive to customers to cart away secondary refrigerators and freezers and reward customers with $ 35.A new conserve and save refrigerator and freezer recycling program launched this week by Austin Utilities and Owatonna Public Utilities makes it easy for customers to get rid of unneeded, secondary refrigerators and freezers while rewarding them with a $ 35 incentive.An old refrigerator running in a garage or basement typically costs $ 100 or more per year in electricity consumption, according to […] Continue Reading…

News from of St. Charles can take part in the state’s Show-Me Green sales tax holiday thanks to an ordinance passed by the City Council last December.
The sales tax holiday is April 19-25 and is good on energy-efficient (energy star certified) appliances costing up to $ 1,500 per appliance.
Cities, counties and districts can exempt their locally imposed sales tax by enacting an ordinance at least 45 days before the holiday and sending it to the Department of Revenue. The ordinance was sponsored by Councilman Bob Kneemiller, Ward […] Continue Reading…