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Sears Slumps In Appliances As Kenmore Fails To Attract Millennial Shoppers

Appliances of the future will be able to 'talk' over internet [Mercury, The (South Africa)]

Image Caption Police in Brick say officers were called to a home on Bay Way Sunday for a report of a burglary. A man who keeps an eye on the home being repaired told officers he noticed a rear door was open. Police found several of the appliances had been ripped off. After an investigation, officers found the stolen refrigerator in another vacant home undergoing repairs, and arrested the contractors working on that home. The men are all charged with burglary and theft.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54069865/ns/local_news-new_york_ny/

LG's HomeChat will let you text your appliances as if they were people

Compared to the same period in 2008, customer share for Sears was down 5% in December 2013, while competitors are experiencing double digit increases: Lowes increased 44% over this five year span (and is heavily invested in those all-important female decision-makers ), Walmart was up 63%, and Home Depot Home Depot rose 55%. Best Buy Best Buy is Sears only major appliance competitor to experience a decline over the past five years (down 5%), but the electronics giant seems to be making a go at a turnaround, with its customer share increasing 9% year-over-year. Among the lucrative 18 to 34 year old set, the age group most likely to be in the market for home appliances, Sears is slipping further. Fewer than one in five (18.1%) of these youngsters would head to Sears first for appliances, dropping 10% year-over-year. In stark contrast, home improvement giants Lowes and Home Depot have increased customer share among this age group by 26% and 24%, respectively, over the past year. Perhaps at least part of this decline can be attributed to 18 to 34 years olds relative indifference for the Kenmore brand. These shoppers are 30% less likely than average to gravitate toward the Kenmore nameplate while shopping for appliances and are the age group most likely to veer toward LG and Samsung, familiar electronics brands for this mobile device wielding group.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/prospernow/2014/01/09/sears-slumps-in-appliances-as-kenmore-fails-to-attract-millennial-shoppers/

CES 2014: Smart Devices Mashed Up With Home Appliances

PHOTO: LG shows off its new 4-door with door in door refrigerator at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas, USA, 7 January 2014. Goji is currently accepting pre-orders for the lock, which is expected to start shipping in March. Throughout the House Barry Sweet/AP Images Smart Home Options from Samsung and LG Both Samsung and LG are promoting appliances that interface with your smartphones as well. The Samsung Smart Home , as well as LG Homechat promise to keep you updated on all of your appliances, from the refrigerator to the oven and the laundry machines. But there are some differences between the two. Samsung appliances will have cameras built into them, enabling people to get a real-time view of what's going on in their home if they're away. LG, on the other hand, is working on its own software so that homeowners can text their appliances basic commands and questions, like how long until that carton of milk goes bad or how many minutes are left on the spin cycle. On The Stove Whirlpool Whirlpool Interactive Cooktop Anyone stuck with a tiny kitchen knows how hard it is to manage space on your stove top.
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ces-2014-smart-devices-mashed-home-appliances/story?id=21468578

Shopper Age Ranges for Appliance Brands Considered First - Sales comparison for all the categories active across Chile Electrical and Electronics Retailing market for the period 2007 through to 2017. Reasons To Buy - Provides sales figures for Chile Household Appliances Retailing. - Allows you to analyze market, as the report offers detailed historic and forecast retail sales values, with a comparison of other retail sales categories active across Electrical and Electronics Retailing. - Enhance your knowledge of the market with key figures on sales values for the historic period. - Allows you to plan future business decisions using the reports forecast figures for the market.
http://www.live-pr.com/en/chile-household-appliances-retailing-market-r1050222518.htm

Appliances Stolen From Sandy Home

Dacor heats things up at CES 2014 with the Discovery IQ Duel Fuel Luxury Line CrockPot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo This small appliance gets some smarts, thanks to Belkin's WeMo home automation tech. CrockPot Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo Trane controls the room with the XL824 Thermostat at CES 2014 Trane's XL824 Thermostat helps with all the climate control needs for your home. Trane controls the room with the XL824 Thermostat at CES 2014 Whirlpool goes retro with the Credenza In Las Vegas, CNET's Rich Brown takes a first look at the Whirlpool Credenza, a nifty refrigerator unit that has a retro feel. Whirlpool goes retro with the Credenza Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set Belkin expands its WeMo home automation line with a smart LED bulb kit.
http://ces.cnet.com/8301-35306_1-57616802/connected-home-appliances-at-ces-2014/

TigerDirect Retail Stores Launch GE Appliance Product Line

Image Caption Adding the trusted GE brand of appliances to its reliable catalog of all things technology, TigerDirect's relationship with GE Appliances marks the opportunity for the multi-channel retailer to expand its reputation for being the go-to choice in consumer electronics. The GE showrooms have already launched in select Florida stores, and will have the most dynamic and innovative products available to customers. About TigerDirect: For over 25 years, TigerDirect.com has served the needs of both personal and business computer users, selling consumer electronics, computers, digital media technology and peripherals via retail, business to business, and Internet channels. TigerDirect.com is a subsidiary of Systemax Inc. (NYSE: SYX).
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-tigerdirect-retail-stores-launch-ge-appliance-product-line-/2014/01/14/7630137.htm

Connected home appliances at CES 2014

"It's about keeping in touch, and making it a little more fun, too," Overton said. "That is what technology is all about." LG devices that can sync to the network include a washer, stove, refrigerator and a robotic vacuum. The refrigerator can text its owner when food is a day or so from spoiling, or respond to queries such as, "How much beer is left?" "HomeChat gives you the experience of talking to appliances around you," said LG chief technology officer Skott Ahn. Samsung Electronics introduce Smart Home, a service for managing its smart TVs, home appliances and smartphones. The service is due to roll out across Samsung devices in the first half of this year. The system integrates Samsung smartphones, appliances, cameras and Galaxy Gear smartwatches, according to the consumer electronics powerhouse.
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/-appliances-the-future-will-be-able-talk-over-/2014/01/15/7631673.htm

Chile Household Appliances Retailing Market : New market trends published

in the next year. LG stated it has spent a lot of time researching and implementing as many different phrases as possible into its software to ensure users can communicate with devices using natural language instead of learning pre-programmed commands. The company also presented a wealth of examples for how talking with your home appliances could come in handy. When used in conjunction with the Smart Manager software for refrigerators, HomeChat users will be able to message their fridge from a grocery store to find out what they already have in stock, what they might need, and even if anything is about to expire. By texting a Hom-Bot Square robotic vacuum cleaner, homeowners can find out the last time it cleaned, program a new vacuuming regimen, and designate specific areas of the house for it to reach.
http://www.gizmag.com/lgs-homechat-appliance-texting/30445/

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