SMS Lets You Boss Your Appliances Around

SMS Lets You Boss Your Appliances AroundWash the dishes! Start the laundry! Vacuum this filthy floor!

If you like giving orders and you’re a smartphone owner, you’re going to love this.

That’s right. It’s time to show those appliances who’s boss. And it can be accomplished with little more than a text message.

LG has announced that its customers will soon be able to capitalize on the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeChat to effectively give natural language commands to LG’s 2014 Smart Appliance lineup.

If you tell the system “I’m going on vacation,” for instance, it’ll put your refrigerator into power-savings mode and program the robotic vacuum cleaner. The app will also update you as to what’s in the fridge, show a history of your robotic vacuum’s cleaning trips and recommend recipes via the smart oven, to name a few other features.

According to Engadget, the technology described above will arrive in time for demonstration at CES 2014.