Man, I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to check the weather on my landline cordless phone. Or no. Wait. I've never wanted that. In fact, you could probably substitute almost any other gadget for "landline cordless phone" in that sentence and be much more on the nose. Cell phone, sure. Remote control, maybe. Hell, standing in front of my microwave I'd probably be bored enough to check the headlines while my leftover pizza reheats. But a cordless phone?
I guess you can tell I don't work for GE (although technically I do, since the company owns SCI FI), who seems convinced enough that I'd want to do that to create the InfoLink, a cordless phone that connects to the Internet. A base station (not shown — that thing the phone's sitting in is a charger) connects to your home network, pulling in weather, news, and your favorite RSS feeds and sending them wirelessly to the handset. In case, you know, you wanted that. The feeds are customizable, so that's nice. And at least it's a DECT phone, making it relatively interference-free. Two handsets and a base station will run you $180; coming in October.