Home appliances http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27142/all en Smart refrigerator runs apps for shopping lists, recipes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/smart-refrigerator-runs-apps-shopping-lists-recipes Refrigerators are getting smart. A new model released earlier this month runs apps to help users browse recipes, create shopping lists and manage the expiration dates of items like yogurt and milk.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/smart-refrigerator-runs-apps-shopping-lists-recipes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Computing Entertainment Home appliances Smartphones Canada Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737389 at http://www.globalpost.com S.African children suffocate inside old refrigerator http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130914/safrican-children-suffocate-inside-old-refrigerator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Three South African children were found dead by a grandparent after becoming stuck in an abandoned refrigerator as they played near their home, police said on Saturday.</p> <p>Their bodies were found Friday in Atamelang, a town in the country's North West province, police spokesman Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said. Two of the victims were four years old and the other was just three. </p> <p>"They go into the refrigerator and it looks like the refrigerator locks itself and they suffocated," Molale said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130914/safrican-children-suffocate-inside-old-refrigerator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food preservation Food storage Home appliances AFP Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:15:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5934049 at http://www.globalpost.com China police probe death of girls in washing machine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/china-police-probe-death-girls-washing-machine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An investigation into the mysterious death of two young sisters has been launched in eastern China after a family member claimed they died in a washing machine, police said Tuesday.</p> <p>Police in Jiangxi province said they received a call on Sunday enquiring about possible compensation payments for the family of two sisters aged two and three who died after climbing into a washing machine the day before.</p> <p>The caller said the sisters had already been buried, police in the provincial capital Nanchang said on their verified account on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/china-police-probe-death-girls-washing-machine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home Home appliances Technology AFP Tue, 24 Sep 2013 10:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5942894 at http://www.globalpost.com People in parts of southeastern Manitoba try to keep warm after pipeline blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140127/people-parts-southeastern-manitoba-try-keep-warm-after-pipel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINNIPEG - Many residents of southeastern Manitoba affected by a natural gas pipeline explosion proved to be creative and resilient as they entered a third day without heat Monday.</p> <p>Steve Cope was using an electric fireplace and two portable space heaters to keep his two-storey home in Niverville warm as the temperature outside dipped to near -30 C.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140127/people-parts-southeastern-manitoba-try-keep-warm-after-pipel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fuel gas Home appliances TransCanada pipeline The Canadian Press Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:16:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 6054328 at http://www.globalpost.com WiniaMando workers end strike after takeover deal is canceled http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140414/winiamando-workers-end-strike-after-takeover-deal-canceled <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, April 15 (Yonhap) -- Assembly lines at WiniaMando Inc., a local home appliances manufacturer, were fully normalized Tuesday after company workers ended their strike when a takeover they were protesting against was canceled.</p> <p>The KG Group had signed a deal in March to take over the company that made its name by introducing the country's first refrigerator specialized for kimchi, an iconic side dish of fermented vegetables. WiniaMando has since expanded its business to include home appliances including dehumidifiers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140414/winiamando-workers-end-strike-after-takeover-deal-canceled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Home appliances Mergers and acquisitions WiniaMando Inc. Yonhap News Agency Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:36:16 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6121642 at http://www.globalpost.com