updated 12:01 pm EST, Thu December 26, 2013
NextWorth offering 25 percent bonus value on all iPod trade-ins
Starting today, electronics trader NextWorth is offering a 25 percent bonus value on any iPod trade-in. NextWorth accepts electronics in exchange for cash; its "After Holiday Bonus" promotion increases the value on any iPod trade-in by 25 percent. Sellers are required to enter the promotional code 25IPODS to receive the additional value. The promotion will run until December 31.
LG's HomeChat to let users command its latest smart appliances via SMS
LG's 2014 Smart Appliance lineup will be utilizing a new service called HomeChat, facilitating appliance commands via SMS. Using the Line messaging app, HomeChat allows users to give natural language commands to LG Smart Appliances, such as putting a refrigerator into power-savings mode, or programming one's robotic vacuum cleaner.
LG has also announced a NFC tagging feature as well as smart diagnoses, helping to avoid unnecessary repair visits and more. LG's 2014 Smart Appliance line is set to be launched at CES 2014.