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Here’s how Whirlpool could convince you to make your kitchen smart

Whirlpool introduced this smart refrigerator in a color called sunset bronze at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Chris Monroe/CNET It’s a risky move to buy a suite of internet-connected kitchen appliances. First, there’s the thousands of dollars you’ll need to drop. Then, you have

Samsung Bixby coming to TVs, washing machines, appliances

Samsung is never one to make a U-turn on something new product or feature it has put out, no matter how useless or derided it may have become. It took years for it to finally sunset S Voice, for example, or slim down and

UK-based appliances maker Dyson debuts in India; to invest Rs 13 billion

British tech firm Dyson will pump GBP 150 million (about Rs 1,300 crore) into its Indian operations over the next five years as it looks to make inroads into the burgeoning consumer durable market here.The company, which launched its products in the Indian market, will set

Faulty appliances cause 60 UK house fires a week, Which? says

Faulty appliances such as washing machines, tumble dryers and fridge freezers are causing more than 60 house fires a week in the UK – a figure which has stayed “stubbornly high” in recent years – according to a Which? investigation. Government action to remove potentially dangerous

This $20 DIY Will Transform Your Bathroom

Almost everyone has rented an apartment at some point in their lives, so you know that the existing bathroom tile is nearly always underwhelming. It’s either damaged, stained, cracked, or just a funky color that screams ’80s or ’90s purchase. But it functions, so you deal

Looky-Loos: 7 of the Most Stunning Bathroom Design Trends of 2018

It’s no longer just about taking care of business: The bathroom is having a major design moment. “With much of our focus now on wellness, eating healthy, and meditation, the bathroom is becoming more of a sanctuary,” says designer Tina Ramchandani. For proof, she points to her clients,

Home Office unveils tech to automatically spot and stop online ISIS videos

NEW technology that automatically detects ISIS propaganda online will be unveiled by Home Secretary Amber Rudd today. The software, designed by the Home Office, detects 94 per cent of terror material. 3 The brand new British tech is powered by artificial intelligence to stop

UK outs extremism blocking tool and could force tech firms to use it

The UK government’s pressure on tech giants to do more about online extremism just got weaponized. The Home Secretary has today announced a machine learning tool, developed with public money by a local AI firm, which the government says can automatically detect propaganda produced by the

West Side housing proposal features affordable one-bedroom units

Former judge Anthony P. LoRusso is taking a second stab at affordable housing on Buffalo’s West Side – with a new proposal for a 39-unit apartment building around the corner from his first project. LoRusso’s APL Property Group seeks city approval to construct a

The Met’s Dining Room is worth the price of admission

If you manage to brave the crowds to see the Michelangelo masterpieces now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can now end your cultural jaunt with a culinary treat under the same roof. The Dining Room at the museum recently opened to