Jan 3rd, 2011

Now that LG is finally making a name for itself in the smartphone game they want to do their part to speed up the convergent home with a single system controlled by your handset. LG is expected to use CES as an outlet to showcase their Thinq technology. With Thinq, users will be able to use their smartphones to monitor and control LG-made appliances running on the platform.

Some possible uses would be alerts signaling the end of a washing machine cycle or kitchen timer, while obvious deployments include adjusting the temperature of your fridge and freezer. The smartphone-side app will also allow you to monitor energy efficiency among your appliances and might even help you cut down on that electric bill.

Pretty exciting technology with almost limitless possibilities. News flash: the smartphone is no longer just a phone, pretty soon it will be the very means by which we eat, sleep, consume, breathe, and live.

[via IntoMobile]

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