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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday: News Recap January 30, 2014

If you have been reading the W.L. May Blog but haven't checked us out on FacebookTwitter or Google+, you may not be getting the whole story. We use all of those social media outlets to share news stories that relate to our industry as well as appliance tips we have found from other sources. Here is a recap of some of the top stories we have seen lately. A lot has been happening so without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • Hints from Heloise helped us decode laundry instructions from clothing labels. LINK
  • All about crisper drawers and how to use them. LINK
  • If you like Martha Stewart's style, these laundry room tips are for you. LINK
  • With California facing drought conditions, here are some tips for conserving water. LINK
  • Mom4Real gave us this recipe for homemeade dishwasher detergent. LINK
  • Digital Trends shared how to go about cleaning a dishwasher. LINK
  • Business Insider offered some good tips for cooking meat safely. LINK
  • This reporter from the Observer came across a problem that happens all to often, and solves it with the help of his friendly neighborhood repair person. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • LG filed for a patent on a method for detecting a full ice bin. It sounds a lot like the emitter/receiver board used on Kitchenaid Refrigerators  LINK
  • Haier has new Chief Executive. LINK
  • The Des Moines Register reported on a new type of insulation that Whirlpool will be using in partnership with Honeywell. LINK
We found several articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • This fad might well have caused some appliance service calls. LINK
  • Is it a refrigerator that has great sound or is it a stereo that can keep food cool? It's both! LINK
  • Considering ways to improve upon the washer. LINK
  • Are you ready for the smart knife? LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Google acquired manufacturer of thermostats and smoke detectors. This could be important and the article explains why. LINK
  • Are you the most professional servicer in the country? Prove it and win $1000. Details in link. LINK
  • Several reports have come up reporting the hacking of internet connected appliances. No brands involved were mentioned. LINK
  • Boing Boing doubts hacking reported involved any refrigerators. LIKE
  • Make Wealth History considered ways to improve upon the washer. LINK
  • OPB looked at the trend to move offshore manufacturing back to the USA. LINK
  • Daily Finance explained how some appliance manufacturers are making headway into the Chinese market. LINK
There were an article left over from the CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the month:
  • Techlicious approved of the Accu-Pop feature Whirlpool showcased at the CES. LINK
We close with a few fun stories:
  • Nashua Telegraph told us a little about laundry and how it was way back when. LINK
  • The Herald Sun In Melbourne Australia talks about loading the dishwasher and why some men are quite keen to "do it right". LINK
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