Japanese telecom NTT is scheduling a September launch for their cellphone (remote) controlled home system U-Consento, which will include control of home devices and appliances. It’s a web-accessed service that will cost users around $4 a month, and its proposed function is to control and monitor things from air conditioning to DVD timers, etc. — which will be a lot of fun if your phone crashes or your air conditioning drops with your signal… and no word yet on remote cell control of home security systems. Or what to do when you accidentally download tentacle porn to your toaster, which would likely be my first service call (if I survived my morning whole wheat bagel’s attempted non-Consento tentacle-rape, that is).
NTT’s cellphone-operated remote control home system (pinktentacle.com)