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East Coasters may have seen advertisements for air conditioners popping up in their daily weather reports recently, thanks to a new partnership between Quirky (a New York-based company that helps inventors flush out and develop ideas) and weather service Poncho.
GE and Quirky co-developed the mobile app-controlled Aros air conditioner that uses information like location, billing budgets and schedules to set customized indoor temperatures. The so-called smart home device is $300.
To capitalize on the spike in air conditioner sales during the summer, Quirky also is partnering with the weather company that serves up forecasts for New York and Boston.