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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: News Recap March 13, 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:
  • Lifehacker discussed household products you probably use too much of. LINK
  • Consumer Reports told us about a few refrigerator features that they consider to be "must haves". LINK
  • Charlotte Observer looked at some of the feature available on modern refrigerators. LINK
  • Good Housekeeping talked about microwaves and metals. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • The patent lawyers at IP Watchdog have some more Whirlpool patent applications to share with you. LINK
We found several articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • The Splash shared the story behind the ban on phosphates in detergents. LINK
  • The Guardian visits the London Science Museum to look at household technologies of the past, what worked, what didn't and why the refrigerator hums. LINK
  • How to convert a chest freezer into a super efficient chest refrigerator. LINK
  • Beginning by servicing machines in apartment complexes, this Tuscon, AZ business specializes in restoring antique appliances. LINK
  • The Star Tribune explained the history of refrigeration and how it has changed our lives. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • If you have the right washer motor sitting around, you could use it to make a generator. LINK
  • Computerworld talks about the "internet of things" and the obstacle of universal standards. LINK
  • More progress with Smart Appliances comes to from the UK. LINK
  • The World Wide Web celebrated its 25th birthday. LINK
We close with a few fun stories:
  • Sometimes in the rush of modern life we forget how good we have it. This article reminds us. LINK
  • This light hearted piece from Tri-City News argues against smart appliances. LINK
  • Columnists love to talk about their new appliances. We love to see people that are enthusiastic about their machines. LINK
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