LG has partnered with the free Line messaging app to create a service dubbed HomeChat. HomeChat relies on Natural Language Processing (NLP) to let you send texts to your compatible LG appliances.
Use this app to chat with your LG fridge, robot vacuum, washing machine, and oven.
Yahoo hopes its Build Your Own Search Service program has piqued the interest of academic researchers. Next stop: start-ups.
Andrei Broder, who once worked for AltaVista and IBM, says Yahoo is the "perfect environment for fundamental research on the Web."
With "WebFountain," Big Blue hopes to go well beyond the capabilities of search engines like Google. It wants to tell you what all that data on the Web's myriad pages adds up to.