WiFi in your Laundry Room?
Apparently, a new consortium of consumer electronics companies wants to put WiFi in your laundry room, letting you wash and dry your clothes remotely through the use of e-mail, instant messaging, or cell phone.
The Internet Home Alliance has launched an eight week trial in US homes, in Atlanta, to see how wireless communications can streamline the family laundry. The Alliance is the connected home research group of the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), North America's only industry association dedicated to providing information, education and networking opportunities relating to home and building automation.
Unfortunately, these new hi-tech washers / dryers cannot load, unload, or transfer piles of laundry between themselves, so I really don't see how people would profit from washing their clothes using these machines. I guess that this is just another clever way that corporations came up with to incite people to change their perfectly functional washers and dryers with newer ones.