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Indicted LG exec posts CCTV footage as counter evidence

Indicted LG exec posts CCTV footage as counter evidence

We're used to hearing about lawsuits between firms, some of them bordering on ridiculous, but there are those that really take the cake. Korean rivals Samsung and LG are due to face in court, not over smartphones or TVs but over washing machines. Samsung alleges that LG secretly and willfully damaged its washing machines before IFA last year and is suing for damages and defamation. The LG exec named in the suit, naturally, denies the accusation and even released a video to the public as proof.

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GE will make its older fridges smarter with WiFi module upgrade

GE will make its older fridges smarter with WiFi module upgrade

It's a common complaint we hear thrown around: technology is changing so fast that relatively new products become obsolete long before they lose their functionality. GE Appliances doesn't want it customers to feel that sting, and so it'll be sending out WiFi modules to (some) customers who purchased a GE refrigerator after 2009 with an RJ45 port. The WiFi module will give the fridge support for the Wink smart home system, but not all fridge owners will be able to get one -- there are 20,000 units available.

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Luna smart mattress cover learns to keep your bed toasty

Luna smart mattress cover learns to keep your bed toasty

You better be paying attention to the latest smart home trends, because before you know it, the Internet of Things will be crawling with you into bed. Take for example Luna, touted to be the world's first smart mattress cover. It can learn from your habits, preferences and even your very sleep patterns in order to set the perfect temperature for your bed. What's more, Luna can even talk with your other smart home appliances to orchestrate the perfect morning wake up routine.

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Ideum’s Duet brings Windows 8, Android to one table

Ideum’s Duet brings Windows 8, Android to one table

Some people complain that smartphones are too large or that even some tablets are too big. You might wonder if they're going to complain about something that's actually the size of a table as well. Ideum has quite a number of such touch-enabled smart tables, but the new Duet has a very particular feat. It is touted to be the world's first such "smart furniture" that brings both Windows 8 and Android to the table, literally. How long that will be the case is something yet to be seen.

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Panasonic Rulo robot vacuum cleans even unreachable corners

Panasonic Rulo robot vacuum cleans even unreachable corners

Robot vacuum cleaners seem to be going through a shape evolution. The very first ones were little more than fancy and thick cylinders that roamed around your house cleaning almost every nook and cranny. Them some got classier and started sporting a more industrial, box-type body. Now someone is trying to go with a triangle. Yes, Pananosic's upcoming Rulo robot vacuum cleaner has a rather odd triangular chassis, but don't be so quick to pan that as a gimmick, as it has been thoughtfully designed to reach even corners.

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Dolfi “washing device” uses ultrasonic tech to clean clothes

Dolfi “washing device” uses ultrasonic tech to clean clothes

Washing clothes is a simple matter when at home, but becomes more difficult or unnecessarily expensive when traveling. You might have resorted to washing a shirt or two in the sink in a moment of desperation, and with the Dolfi you'll largely repeat that process, only with one big difference: the inclusion of ultrasonic tech, which is delivered by a handheld device about the size and shape of a bar of soap. Clothes are promised to be clean after about half an hour, no agitation or scrubbing necessary.

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GE Café Series French Door fridge includes integrated Keurig coffee maker

GE Café Series French Door fridge includes integrated Keurig coffee maker

Coffee is a morning staple for many, and there are a few different ways you can get it. There are french presses and pour over contraptions for the discerning bunch among us, and there are drip brewers with nearly every function and design imaginable. Also popular are Keurig makers, which use K-cups and are exceptionally fast ways to get a cup. Speeding that latter process up just a bit more is GE's new Cafe Series French Door fridge, which features an integrated Keurig coffee maker in the door.

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LG crams washer into a pedestal for two-load laundry days

LG crams washer into a pedestal for two-load laundry days

A load of lights, a smaller load of darks, and time wasted. That’s how laundry time goes for many of us, but LG wants to put a stop to it. Today at CES, LG is rolling out a new washer, but this one os unlike anything you have seen before. Rather than create some sort of super-fast washing cycle, LG is taking advantage of wasted space. the pedestal you’ve got your washing machine on can now be a smaller washing machine!

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LG headquarters raided after accusations of damaging Samsung washing machines

LG headquarters raided after accusations of damaging Samsung washing machines

Bitter rivalries between South Korea's LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics reached a potential tipping-point on Friday, as prosecutors raided the former's headquarters over accusations of destroying the later's appliances ahead of a media event. Samsung had reported to authorities in Korean capital Seoul that several LG employees were seen deliberately damaging a number of their premium washing machines. The incident took place in German retail stores in September, shortly before the Berlin-hosted IFA electronics show.

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Coffeeboxx withstands explosions to make you a cuppa joe

Coffeeboxx withstands explosions to make you a cuppa joe

There is no shortage of coffee makers to choose from, and they come in all styles, ranging from single-cup brewers for those who don't consume much to large machines intended for commercial workplaces. Few exist that can withstand harsh environments, however, leaving those looking to take one camping, to a construction site, or through a mini apocalypse with few options. Enter Oxx, a company that has debuted its Coffeeboxx, a rugged coffee maker you can set a car on, throw around, and accidentally blow up.

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