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Google’s Plan to Make Assistant Actually Useful

Released last year, Google Assistant hasn’t really proven itself useful outside of checking the weather, searching Google, or setting an alarm using voice commands. So far it’s been limited to just basic features that are more than matched by other smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. But Google is trying to change that. Read More >>

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Whirlpool Finally Tells Everyone to Switch Off Hazardous Dryers

The Whirlpool tumble dryer CRISIS has been rolling on for well over a year, with machines made by the company and its sub-brands of Indesit, Creda and a few others linked with hundreds of cases of fire. Finally, after endless battering to do so, it's told owners of affected machines to turn them off instead of continuing to use them with crossed fingers. Read More >>

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Whirlpool’s New Washer and Dryer Automatically Restock Detergents Using Amazon Dash

The only thing worse than running out of clean clothes is realising you’re also out of detergent when it comes time to clean them. So Whirlpool is introducing a new washing machine and dryer with Amazon Dash’s replacement service built right in ensuring lazy customers always have enough soap or fabric softener on hand. Read More >>

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A Home Dry Cleaner That Refreshes Your Clothes in Just Ten Minutes

The Swash is being pitched as a sort of personal drycleaning machine that promises to refresh clothes in just ten minutes. But instead of the toxic chemicals often used at your local drycleaner, it runs on disposable detergent pods. Read More >>

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This Beautiful Design Finally Fulfills the Washer’s Round-Machine Destiny

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 which looks like it belongs front and centre in your living room—not your basement. Read More >>