CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

Christmas Gift Guide

LG's green home

Tablet interface to Thinq

Home energy monitoring

Internet refrigerator redux

robotic vacuum

Efficient washing drum

LAS VEGAS--At the Consumer Electronics Show, LG showed off a line of smart appliances capable of connecting to a home network and smart meter. But it's vision for the smart, greener home is much bigger, as seen here. It encompasses solar panels, a ground-source heat pump, home batteries, efficient lighting and electronics, and even electric car charging.

Caption by / Photo by Martin LaMonica/CNET

LG's Thinq smart appliances can be controlled from a networked device, including a PC, tablet, or smart phone.

Caption by / Photo by Martin LaMonica/CNET

An LG executive shows off some of the capabilities of a smart appliance, including the ability to track energy use and schedule jobs to take advantage of cheaper, off-peak electricity rates.

Caption by / Photo by Martin LaMonica/CNET

LG's smart appliances have touch-screen displays. The company says that being connected to the Internet would allow consumers to download pre-programmed wash cycles or recipes and keep track of food in the refrigerator.

Caption by / Photo by Martin LaMonica/CNET

LG said its robotic vacuum cleaner can also be controlled over the home network and keep an eye on the house when people are out.

Caption by / Photo by Martin LaMonica/CNET

LG also touted some of the technology inside its appliances to make them more energy efficient. The drum inside its washing machine does not use a belt as typical washers do, making it vibrate less and more efficient.

Caption by / Photo by Martin LaMonica/CNET
Caption by / Photo by Martin LaMonica/CNET
Updated:
Up Next
Tech Turkeys 2017: The lowest point...
52