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January 10, 2011

Smart Fridge Debuted at CES 2011

As if there weren’t enough appliances that allow you to let the entire world know what you’re doing at every given moment, here’s one more: your refrigerator.

Yeah, you heard me. The Samsung (News - Alert) RF4289 does everything a refrigerator should do, such as chill food, but it also gives you access to Twitter. Revealed at the CES 2011 show in Las Vegas recently, the refrigerators come with Wi-Fi-enabled LCD screens that give the user access to apps such as the Google (News - Alert) Calendar, music applications, and recipes. Oh yeah, and you can see the temperature outside too.

You can leave electronic notes for your family, make memos about what you need at the store, organize family events, and then tweet about it with this refrigerator. The “smart fridge” is supposed to roll in around $3500, according to CNN.

Warner Doell, vice president, Home Appliance division, Samsung Electronics Canada said, “We wondered what it would be like to design a refrigerator where you can access the weather and recipes while getting the kids ready for school or preparing dinner. These new innovations bring the wow of cutting-edge technology and flexible design together to simplify daily routines and delight consumers by making their lives easier.”

The new fridge allows users to check the weather, leave notes for the kids, find recipe collections, scour the family’s Google calendar, enjoy a photo slide show, or check the latest headlines. Maybe it’s not just the TV we have to be worried about kids being glued to these days.

Juliana Kenny graduated from the University of Connecticut with a double degree in English and French. After managing a small company for two years, she joined TMC (News - Alert) as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Juliana currently focuses on the call center and CRM industries, but she also writes about cloud telephony and network gear including softswitches.

Edited by Juliana Kenny

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