News tagged with household appliances

Smart wireless power outlets

Many homeowners dream of being able to wash a load of laundry when the photovoltaic panels on the roof are delivering a maximum of electricity, even when they are not at home. A new Internet-enabled power ...

dateAug 02, 2012 in Engineering
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Dutch 'Repair Cafe' give trash a new lease of life

A broken-down vacuum cleaner, an old bicycle, a torn shirt ... almost nothing is impossible to fix for a group of crafty Dutch volunteers dedicated to giving potential trash a second lease of life.

dateMar 15, 2012 in Other
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Producing steel strips in an endless process

An especially energy-efficient production process for sheet steel is now being used in China. Siemens is providing a Chinese steel manufacturer with two plants that work according to the Arvedi-ESP (Endless ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Engineering
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Apple expands into health, home with new software

Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people's increasingly ...

dateJun 03, 2014 in Software
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