Whirlpool's Nest-Connected Washer and Dryer Run When Power Is Cheaper

If you think the only benefit to a fully-connected smarthome is getting notifications on your phone when someone is breaking into your house, you're missing the bigger picture. Whirlpool is introducing a connected washer and dryer that can talk to your Nest thermostat so it knows when you're home and when you're away… » 1/04/15 8:00am 1/04/15 8:00am

Whirlpool's New Dryer Recycles Hot Humid Air So It Doesn't Need a Vent

With a breakthrough that will no doubt be lauded by every apartment dweller who has to trudge to a laundromat to clean their clothes, Whirlpool's new HybridCare Heat Pump dryer is actually able to recycle its own hot exhaust which not only makes it more energy-efficient, it also means it doesn't need to vent all that… » 12/17/14 4:20pm 12/17/14 4:20pm

The Perfect Microwave Listens to Popcorn Popping So It Never Burns

Tossing a bag of popcorn in the microwave is much easier than dragging out the hot air popper, except that you have to watch it like a hawk to make sure it doesn't burn. Alternatively, you can swap out your dated microwave for this new model from Whirlpool that actually listens to the popcorn as it pops to make sure… » 2/27/14 6:00pm 2/27/14 6:00pm

This Beautiful Design Finally Fulfills the Washer's Round-Machine…

Could sharp, pointy corners and box-like form factors join faux-wood finishes in the industrial design graveyard? Bauknecht, Whirlpool's European brand, has collaborated with German designer Arman Emami to create this stunning round washing machine that looks like it belongs front and center in your living room—not… » 9/24/12 11:50am 9/24/12 11:50am

Whirlpool Kitchen is Eco-Friendly, Recycles Heat, Water

This new Whirlpool concept is an attempt to tackle some of the rampant energy and resource wasting that goes on in the average kitchen. How many times have you heated something up in the oven, and then wondered whether anything useful can be done with the spare heat once you've finished cooking? Okay, maybe that's… » 3/17/08 8:03am 3/17/08 8:03am

Whirlpool Plug-and-Play Refrigerator Has Docks for iPod, Photo Frames…

Whirlpool's latest tech for their refrigerator line is based on their "centralpark" feature, which is a essentially dock that lets you plug in a bunch of different gadgets into the big gadget that holds your food. Among the things that you can dock are the Brandmotion iPod Speaker system, which withstands "the… » 1/05/08 2:48pm 1/05/08 2:48pm

Whirlpool's Espresso Refrigerator Makes Your Coffee, Stops Childhood…

It may be a bit too early for freshly drafted beer from a HomePub fridge, but it is never too early for caffeine. Thanks to Whirlpool's Espresso refrigerator, you can now get your xanthine alkaloid-based fix any time of the day or night, fresh out of your fridge. The multitasking food cool closet boasts Whirlpool's… » 10/01/07 7:00am 10/01/07 7:00am

Ceiva 8-Inch Digital Picture Frame Now $2,248, Comes with Fridge

Digital-picture frame pioneer Ceiva is jumping the gun on Whirlpool's latest refrigerator announcement, called "centralpark" I believe. The concept has been shown off before, but this is its first production application: it's got a modular interface at the top, and Ceiva (and presumably others) have built something to… » 9/26/07 10:28pm 9/26/07 10:28pm

Whirlpool Centralpark Connection: Refrigerator as Data Hub,…

Whirlpool wants to make refrigerators even cooler, building its Centralpark port right into the refrigerator door. Centralpark is an interchangeable connection point that'll be a part of a Whirlpool line of connector-enabled refrigerators that let you park and power up a shiny collection of matching devices from Jabil… » 1/28/07 11:11am 1/28/07 11:11am

Whirlpool Begins Testing High-Tech Laundry Project

Today Whirlpool launched a pilot project called "Laundry Time." The idea behind the project is making the washing machine more connected to your life. The washer and dryers being tested will be able to be monitored and controlled via computers, cellphones and televisions.
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This project should be pretty interesting…

Water, Water (and TVs) Everywhere, and Not a Thought to Think: La Scala…

Soak yourself until your fingertips are like prunes with this La Scala bathtub with a wide-screen TV and DVD player on board. Complete with a floating remote control, the tub is big enough for you and your honey, and offers 10 adjustable water jets to make you feel good all over while you're getting your TV on. Or… » 2/22/06 3:15pm 2/22/06 3:15pm