Both Samsung and LG — the longtime South Korean rivals — introduced a vast range of next-generation products. The most showy, to me, devices provided by the giants are services allowing people to communicate with their house appliances. SmartHome by Samsung and HomeChat by LG help you take control over all your household equipments: the applications sync your phone with the waching machine, cooker, fridge and so on. For instance, with SmartHome it won't be a problem any longer if you forgot to switch off the lights. Also it's funny to get a message from your fridge that your soup is 2 days far from spoiling.