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Does your washing machine use Twitter? This one does.

Does your washing machine use Twitter? This one does.

 If you're the forgetful type, it's likely you've forgotten your clothes in the washer at least a few times.  Ryan Rose decided to solve that problem using an interesting tool - Twitter.  You can watch a video about Ryan's tweeting washing machine after the jump.

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Samsung RFG299 French Door Refrigerator sports a LCD

Samsung RFG299 French Door Refrigerator sports a LCD

It's not that often that we feature appliances here on SlashGear, but this one just had to be mentioned. The Samsung RFG299 French Door Refrigerator is no ordinary ice chest. In fact, it features a LCD screen.

For those that just can't stand to be away from their technology, even while in the kitchen, this Samsung fridge is right for you. With a 7-inch touchscreen LCD built right into the door, you can control your refrigerator from the outside.

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Translucent OLED Panels can use as panes of Window Glass

Translucent OLED Panels can use as panes of Window Glass

You wouldn’t find these windows at your local Home Depot Window and Sliding department; it’s made of a translucent OLED panel by the Korean Electronics Giant, Samsung. The company has showcased a prototype of four 12.1-inch OLED panels as a window display at FPD International 2008; it’s also its first exhibition of OLED panel with a transmittance of 30 percent at Japan.

Electrolux toaster design burns headlines onto bread

Electrolux toaster design burns headlines onto bread

How would you like a toaster that can actually "print" the latest news on your bread? Not many people have a real desire for this sort of luxury, but that hasn't stopped Sung Bae Chang from designing the Scan Toaster.

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R2D2 Fridge is rare; might break the bank

R2D2 Fridge is rare; might break the bank

If you're big into Star Wars collectibles, this is a must-have! Well, if you can afford it, that is. This R2D2 compact refrigerator was made back in 2002 as a promotion for Attack of the Clones in Japanese 7-11 stores, but its price tag may make it more inaccessible than its low production count does.

Control your Roomba with a Wii Balance Board

Control your Roomba with a Wii Balance Board

How would you like to control your Roomba with your Wii Fit Balance Board? A Japanese man has managed to turn his Wii Balance Board into a controller for his Roomba with just a few steps. Essentially the man used the Bluetooth capabilities of the balance board to link the Roomba and the balance board. Afterwards he’s able to shift his weight from one side of the board to the other to move the Roomba around the room.

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Electrolux iBasket washes clothes for you

Electrolux iBasket washes clothes for you

If you ever get a bit lax on your laundry duties, the Electrolux iBasket should help you out. In fact, it washes your clothes for you.
 

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The lo-tech Mowercycle

The lo-tech Mowercycle

As a kid I used to beg my parents to just buy a mower that I didn't have to push around the yard. Yet if they had managed to pick up one of these, I think I'd have wished for the usual push mower back.

Battlestar Glactica Toaster from the Sci-Fi Chanel

Battlestar Glactica Toaster from the Sci-Fi Chanel

You have to love the Sci-Fi Channel, they play so many old sci-fi reruns and know exactly how to keep their viewers coming back for more. Now they are releasing a limited series of Galactica toasters.

They don't just slap a Battlestar Glactica logo on the front either, this toaster will actually brand each piece with an image of Cylon. Making each piece of toast you pop in extra geeky.

The Alternative Clothes Cleaner replaces washer and dryer

The Alternative Clothes Cleaner replaces washer and dryer

Washing machine concepts are rarely anything to get excited over, on occasion there have been some cool designs that would be great for the environment. This new concept will make it possible to hide your laundry in plain site.

Fisher & Paykel’s Intuitive Eco washer

Fisher & Paykel’s Intuitive Eco washer

If you're on the lookout for ways to make your home more eco-friendly, this washer is a nice convenient way to do it. It doesn't cause you to do any extra work than you normally would, but still uses less water and energy.

The Jot Dry-Erase Refrigerator

The Jot Dry-Erase Refrigerator

If you have issues with your kids drawing on the walls, you might pick up on of these Jot Dry-Erase refrigerators. Which allows for them to draw to their heart's content without doing any permanent damage.

About a year ago I wrote up a similar fridge, however, it was sadly only sold in Brazil. This one is actually available here in the US.

It is being sold for $549, just make sure the munchkins don't wander off and make all of your other appliances pretty colors. The best part is that if you look closely at the photo, the little girl is writing on the fridge “I will not write on the wall.”

[via gearfuse]

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