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What happened to America’s public toilets?

Apr 13, 2021
In an excerpt from her new book, science journalist Chelsea Wald writes on the unintended result of a movement to ban pay toilets.
In her new book, “Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet,” Chelsea Wald explores the problem and promise of toilet technology.
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Japan standardizes toilet buttons to accommodate foreign tourists

Jan 18, 2017
High-tech toilets, while impressive, are often difficult to understand.
The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association has created a set of universal, standardized graphics for Toto's buttons.
Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association

A toilet for all techies

Jul 29, 2015
Can U.S. consumers take all that Japanese gadgetry sitting down?

Are smart-toilets upon us? Sadly, no.

May 2, 2014
Surveillance society appears to have gone just a step too far.