This Tetris-like game loading dishes in a dishwasher is slightly more fun than the actual chore

boschs tetris like game has you load up a dishwasher bosch
Loading a dishwasher can often feel like a game of Tetris. You need to slot everything in just right, or there will be a spare plate and three leftover cups sitting around until the next time you run the machine.

Bosch knows doing dishes is a chore, but in an effort to bring a little fun to the process, they’ve come up with an online game that’s like Tetris for dishes. Glasses, pots, and plates float down in some of the familiar shapes, and you have to manipulate them so there’s no wasted space. Unfortunately, the dishes don’t disappear when you fill up an entire row, so you have to live with your mistakes. Don’t take any loading tips from the game, though. It’s probably not a good idea to put fragile wine glasses on the bottom rack next to a pot.

Apparently that’s contentious advice, though. Thirty-four percent of people in a Bosch survey only put cups on the top rack and plates on the bottom rack but have a significant other who likes to mix it up. Of the 2,000 people surveyed, 40 percent said they fight about loading the dishwasher with their partner.

Appliance makers are focusing on ways to turn dishwashing into a less-contentious household duty. “We want to put an end to dishwashing dramas by endeavouring to make the process of loading the dishwasher as hassle free as possible,’ Valerie Posner, a home appliance manager at Bosch, told the Sunday Times. Meanwhile, GE thinks there are different personality types based on how people load the dishwasher, like “Protectors,” who put all utensils handles up to keep germs from spreading to the tines of forks, and “Organizers,” who load based on efficiency to get the job over with.

Bosch’s game is a cute idea, but we don’t expect it to become the next Candy Crush or anything. For one thing, it would probably drive “Curators” crazy: They like to keep all the dish types together, and would never intermingle bowls and plates.

Smart Home

Amazon knocks down the price on the second-generation Echo smart speaker

Amazon just knocked down the price of the second-generation Echo smart speaker with Alexa by 25 percent. The Echo can answer questions, control smart home devices, fill a room with music with its Dolby speakers, and make hands-free calls.

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.

You won't need a new hard drive thanks to these tips for deleting games from a PS4

PlayStation 4 games eat up storage space quickly, which will inevitably require you to make room for new games. Here's how to delete and reinstall games on PS4 for those times when you have to manage your storage space.

You're not a true fan without these Nintendo Switch exclusives

Who doesn't love a good Nintendo game? If you're looking for great first-party titles for your Nintendo Switch, take a look at our list of the very best exclusives available right now.
Smart Home

Which Instant Pot is best? Whether cooking for 1 or 9, here are the best options

Instant Pots are perfect home cooks who love versatility in the kitchen, and for those who like to prepare quick and easy meals. Check out our picks for the best Instant Pots.
Smart Home

Smeg Dolce and Gabbana small appliances make an art gallery of your kitchen

Spice up your kitchen with Smeg's Dolce and Gabbana-styled Sicily Is My Love collection. Following its introduction of Sicilian-themed major appliances, the Italian collaborators added countertop devices with traditional icons and images.
Smart Home

Whatever happened to those dumb smart products we wrote about in 2017?

A smart salt dispenser? As manufacturers rush to get the next new smart item out there, we wonder if all these new inventions are really necessary. Here’s a list of 10 of the quirkiest home smart gadgets available, and where they are now.
Smart Home

Sign up for Amazon’s Prime Book Box and get an Echo Dot Kids Edition for $1

Do your kids like books? Sign up for Amazon's Prime Book Box for kids through March 26 and you can get an Echo Dot Kids Edition for just $0.99. The Prime Book Box includes two to four books, delivered every one, two, or three months.
Smart Home

Ikea isn’t throwing shade with the delayed release of its smart blinds

Ikea planned to release is Tradfri-compatible smart blinds in April 2019, but the products have been delayed until later in the year for a firmware update that promises better functionality.
Smart Home

Lutron’s Fan Control makes ceiling fans smart, but has some turnoffs

Lutron recently came out with a smart switch that controls ceiling fans, the Lutron Caseta Fan Speed Control Switch. How does it stack up? Here's a first-hand review of the Lutron Fan Control switch.

Amazon and Kia team up to simplify EV home-charging station installs

Kia Motors announced a new program with Amazon for electric vehicles. Customers planning to purchase a new Kia EV or PHEV can check out recommended Level 2 240-volt home charging stations and arrange installation in their homes.
Smart Home

Traeger’s latest wood-pellet grills are smoky, smart, and spacious

Traeger is famous in the world of barbecue and heavy-duty grills for its signature pellet grills and now the company is expanding this year by adding three new brands of redesigned
Smart Home

The five best teeth-whitening kits you can buy on Amazon

Teeth whitening can have a major impact on a person’s smile and overall appearance. You don't necessarily have to go to the dentist to get your teeth whitened though. Here are the best teeth-whitening kits you can buy.
Smart Home

Is your Keurig making gross coffee? Might be time for a cleaning

No one likes a dirty, scaled, or smelly Keurig, but how are you supposed to clean them? Before you throw yours out the window, here is a quick guide on cleaning your machine out thoroughly.