Cloudwash, a prototype connected washing machine from Berg, is a great example of how to make a smart appliance that's actually smart.
The UI of the machine itself has been streamlined, leaving just a few plain-language presets.
Finer-grained tuning happens on a smartphone app.
One of the washer's killer features is simply the ability to tell the time. It makes sure you're always in the loop when a load's about to finish, and opens the door to things like time-delayed cycles.
A few other bu...