Most Active Stories
- Le Show For Aug. 17, 2014
- Follow Along With The Coastal Desk's 'Vanishing Coast' Tour Of Chauvin
- Ain't Dere No More: Sydney Besthoff Reflects On K&B
- New Orleans Police Superintendent Resigns; Interim Chief Appointed
- B&B Vs. Airbnb: Competition And Common Ground Between Traditional Inns And The New Sharing Economy
Fri December 21, 2012
The Last Word In Business
Originally published on Fri December 21, 2012 10:16 am
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
And now you can consider this. It's our last word in business today: A Bluetooth bathroom. The Japanese are known for being on the cutting edge of tech, and now that extends to the edge of the toilet seats.
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
A Japanese company recently announced a smartphone-controlled toilet. Yup. Using a smartphone app, you can flush - that means not having to touch the handle at all.
INSKEEP: But wait, there's more. You can also raise and lower the seat of the throne. Raise and lower the seat. You can play music also, by the way, for entertainment through the built-in speakers.
GREENE: Anyone interested in this? Well, we can tell you, it costs a little more than $4,500. So I'm a little speechless.
GREENE: That is the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.
INSKEEP: Flushed with excitement, I'm Steve Inskeep. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.