A while ago, I was looking for a hew air conditioner that would connect to the Internet so I can control it and found the Friedrich, which turned out to be impossible to buy. Now comes Tado, which previously created an intelligent heater control system, has now created a Kickstarter campaign for an AC control system.
Basically, their box connects to your phone via Bluetooth and WiFi, and allows you to automatically control your AC via IR. For example, you can program it so that when you are within a certain distance from your home, your AC will automatically turn on. Thus saving you money and lowering your footprint and saving the world.
Watch the video below for a detailed explanation of how it works.