Before the days of caller ID there was a great prank phone call a kid could make. "Is your refrigerator running?". You probably have made that call yourself. With today's technology it is now just as likely that your refrigerator or stove or microwave or air conditioner might just be calling you.

South Korea's LG Electronics is attracting the most buzz on the home front with its line of "Thinq" household appliances which are connected to a home Wi-Fi network and can be controlled by a smartphone or a computer.

It's almost like the Jetson's are coming to our kitchen. If you don't know who the Jetsons are then you are too young to appreciate this post anyway.