Microsoft Developing Kitchen Software

windows.jpgMicrosoft is beginning work on the first of a family of customized Windows platforms designed for specific rooms around the home.

The “Kitchen Client” software will extend the Windows operating system and integrate with current and future Windows Live services.  The software is expected to include a family calendar, recipe center, entertainment features and a shared bulletin board. The Kitchen Client  will encompass both customized user interface and middleware that will allow developers to further customize the environment with their own products and services.

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Silver Recycled Glassware

It seems these days the buzz is all about Green Designrecycle glasswarerecycle glasswareProducts from flooring to bath towels are made of bamboo.  Napkins and coffee filters are made from hemp.  Recycled glass is everywhere.  It is incorporated into countertops, tiles, hardware and serveware.  I absolutely fell in love with this glassware from VivaTerra because it doesn’t look recycled.  It is very sophisticated.

What could be better than being stylish and environmentally friendly?

recycled glassware

Ipod Washing Machine

Yes, you read correctly.  The electronics company LG has filed a patent for a washing machine with a built-in dock for either an iPod or a Zune.  Perhaps they figure if cars can have docking stations then why can’t washers?  Let’s hope this one doesn’t go to market.lg-washing-machine-with-mp3-player.jpg