A Pittsburgh man has come up with a way to make his toaster let him and thousands of Twitter users know when his breakfast is ready. Hans Scharler has wired his toaster to automatically send out a "Toasting" tweet when he drops in a couple slices of bread, and then send a "Done Toasting" tweet when his snack is ready. The secret to Scharler's Twitter-friendly appliance is the ioBridge module, which is a device his friend designed to help developers connect projects to the internet. But Scharler says that the device isn't limited to toasters. He says they've also teamed up with laundromats, restaurants, and other business that want to keep customers up to speed.
Dean Allen was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from high school in 1969. He spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean stayed in Spokane where he and his wife raised their two children. Dean has been in the Spokane radio market since 1982. When Dean’s not on-air you will most likely find him on the golf course, watching sports or spending time with his two grandchildren!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.