When I think of my utopia, I imagine being able to sit on my couch and control the temperature inside my fridge with my phone. Well, thanks to LG, my perfect world will become a reality with Thinq, a new smartphone application which will allow users to control things like ovens, fridges, washing machines, and robot vacuum cleaners.
In order to use Thinq, both the appliance and the phone will have to be compatible. The appliance will be connected via WiFi, and will operate on a two-way frequency allowing the appliance to send notifications to the phone, and the phone to send commands to the appliance. It all sounds a bit silly, but I for one know I hate getting up to check the dryer to see when it needs to be turned up again. This technology is expected to be formally announced at CES, so we’ll see what info we can track down while we’re there. Stay tuned.