How many times have you had a pot boil over and wished it was clever enough to turn itself off before it made a mess of your hob? And wouldn't life be easier if you could switch on the washing machine whilst on the train home from work, using just your smartphone?
Of course, all of this sounds too obviously helpful to ever be real. But wait, you might be inches away from a more connected home. We've collaborated with Argos to highlight some brilliant upgrades for your everyday appliances.