If you dream of turning the front of your refrigerator into something other than a place to stash alphabet magnets and smudged Christmas photos, so does Whirlpool.
Whirlpool again is sharing a vision of a fridge-as-high-tech launchpad, which is not a new idea, as veteran industry reporter Julie Jacobson notes here. (Whirlpool, among others, has been touting ambitious visions of a connected kitchen for busy housewives and househusbands since 2000.)
Whirlpool's Centralpark refrigerator, announced last fall, uses a power outlet on the top of the freezer door.
Vendors are starting to offer devices that work with the outlet and … Read more