Aug. 31, 2017—Nest Labs is taking aim at a wider audience with its first new smart thermostat in 6 years.
Jan. 5, 2017—Two washers, two dryers, one laundry pair. Huh?
Sept. 6, 2016—Department of Energy (DOE) finally proposed a new minimum-efficiency standard for gas furnaces, its first since 1992, and our prediction about the shape of the standard proved to be on the mark.
March 7, 2016—Panasonic is bringing induction cooking to the countertop.
Jan. 15, 2016—GE Appliances has been sold again. Chinese company Haier will buy General Electric’s appliances division for $5.4 billion.
Jan. 6, 2016—Not to be outdone by LG Electronics’ announcement of a refrigerator that opens by itself, Samsung Electronics introduced a refrigerator that shows you what’s inside, even when you’re away from home.
Jan. 5, 2016—One would expect a slew of new electronic gadgets to be rolled out at the International Consumer Electronics Show, and 2016 is no exception, but what about a high-tech refrigerator?
Sept. 4, 2015—Samsung isn’t just about introducing snazzy smartphones, like most other companies at the IFA Consumer Electronics trade fair in Berlin. Sometimes, it’s a snazzy new washing machine.
Sept. 1, 2015—It’s easy to see the changes that Google made to the third-generation Nest smart thermostat.
May 11, 2015—Keurig Green Mountain, which makes and sells single-serve coffee makers and coffee pods, will reintroduce a feature that was removed when its Keurig 2.0 coffee makers were introduced in 2014.
Feb. 2, 2015—We tend to assume that any wireless device must be better than its wired counterpart.
Jan. 30, 2015—The Côr’s in-depth data reports break down your home heating and cooling energy usage, which allows a homeowner to control his/her home energy costs beyond the level of control that other smart thermostats deliver.
Jan. 14, 2015—The GE Café Series refrigerator incorporates a Keurig Green Mountain’s K-Cup brewing system in the French door of the refrigerator that’s meant to free up kitchen counter space and allow consumers to brew coffee and tea.
Dec. 29, 2014—LG Electronics says its double Door-in-Door Mega-Capacity refrigerator will be unveiled at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Dec. 12, 2014—Worried that your man cave isn’t complete without a personal vending machine that can store up to 72 cans of your favorite beer or soda? Chill.
Oct. 23, 2014—Samsung's Virtual Flame is LED lighting that’s embedded in the cooktop. It casts a glow on cookware that mimics a blue gas flame.
Sept. 19, 2014—The pending deal has the potential to reduce prices for all major kitchen appliances as well as washers and dryers, but it’s too soon to determine whether such a benefit will materialize for consumers, industry experts tell Consumers Digest.
Sept. 8, 2014—Both companies say consumers still will be able to purchase both brands in the United States after the deal is finalized in 2015.
Aug. 12, 2014—The first dryers that use heat-pump technology are designed to save a lot of money on your energy bill, but we found that the high price of such dryers means that you’ll have to use it for as long as 19 years to realize any long-term financial savings.
July 28, 2014—The first dryers in the U.S. market that use a technology that’s designed to slash energy consumption are scheduled to arrive in 2014, manufacturers tell Consumers Digest.