How Internet-Enabled Appliances Can Save You Time & Money

Internet-enabled appliances from refrigerators to washing machines have been demonstrated in labs and showrooms since the dotcom days. But devices like LG’s $10,000 DIOS refrigerator have been discontinued, and similar products from Samsung never even saw the light of day. So what’s the future of these connected appliances? Communicating with the power grid to fine-tune energy use. Check out my take on why we all need networked fridges — the industry needs more open standards and devices needs to work with utilities in all locations. (Published on GigaOM and BusinessWeek)