11 May '11, 3am

@jozzjonz Smart appliances prepare to find groove: Though smitten with the idea of less housework and more effic...

A refrigerator that's so smart it automatically updates you on what food should go in the trash. A washing machine that can diagnose its' own malfunctions and suggest the right fix. These are not home appliances from the next century; they are the gadgets available to the smarter users of today. LG Electronics in April unveiled its smart fridge and washing machine in hopes of enticing busy consumers leading such hectic lifestyles they might not know what's going bad in their fridge. "The rising number of single households and double-income households is breeding a new generation of consumers who care more about efficiency in housework," said Lim Young-min, a spokesman for LG Electronics. The LG refrigerator offers a 10.1-inch LCD display of its contents once the user inputs the relevant data. It also helpfully offers expiry dates and even recipes consumers can try ? helpin...

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