LG unveils a new set of household electronics able to be controlled by smartphones. See here a video report from Newsy:
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND EVAN BUSH
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN
Now your fridge and your phone can be best buds. At the Consumer Election Show, LG unveiled its new Smart ThinQ line of household products that can communicate with your smartphone or your smartTV. Included in that line — refrigerators, washing machines, ovens, and even a vacuum.
The new LG device getting the most attention– a refrigerator that doubles as a dietician. Not only will it keep you eating greens, the futuristic fridge can recommends recipes based on what’s inside, it can tell you when the milk goes sour and keep profiles for each member of the family.
And as Geek Sugar explains — it might just help you lose those holiday pounds by factoring in your health.
“This feature will help you build a personal profile, then suggests recipes, daily and weekly meal plans, menus, and food selections based on age, gender, weight, height, and BMI.”
And what about all those crumbs from all those cupcakes you’ve been trying to hide from your Big Brother fridge — well LG’s Hom-Bot, which is controlled via your smartphone — can zoom in to pick up the dust. The vacuum uses a robotic camera for an eye, and you can vacuum virtually from the comfort of your couch as if it were an Army drone of cleanliness.
But Engadget reports, though the news is worth some quiet applause, the appliances come with some key limitations.
“It’s just hard to fathom how useful they are without a humanoid robot capable of moving the finished wash into the dryer or putting the porkroast in the oven. And while being able to look up the contents of your fridge as you enter the supermarket sounds compelling, knowing that the owner has to manage the list manually (there’s no UPC code scanner and RFID is still just a dream) tarnishes our enthusiasm quite a bit.”
“All of this gets us just that much closer to the Jetsons-style home we secretly covet. We still have to wait a little longer for pricing and availability information on the new line, however.”
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