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Smart refrigerator run apps for shopping lists, recipes

Published on Jan 22, 2013 6:10 AM
 
Samsung representative Lindsey Hughes stands by Samsung's T9000 Wi-Fi enabled refrigerator at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on Jan 8, 2013, in Nevada. The T9000 is a smart refrigerator that runs apps to help users browse recipes, create shopping lists and manage the expiration dates of items like yogurt and milk. -- PHOTO: AFP

TORONTO (REUTERS) - Refrigerators are getting smart. A new model released earlier this month runs apps to help users browse recipes, create shopping lists and manage the expiration dates of items like yogurt and milk.

The T9000 refrigerator by electronics company Samsung has a 10-inch Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen and includes apps such as Epicurious for recipes and Evernote for note-taking.

"The fridge, because it's the hub of the family and the kitchen, is now another access point without having to drag around your tablet or have your phone with you in the vicinity of where you're cooking or entertaining," said Mr Warner Doell, a vice-president in the home appliance division at Samsung Canada.

The display enables users to keep up with the news, weather and even Twitter from the fridge door. It can also replace hand-written calendars with Google Calendar integration, and run slideshows of photos, according to Mr Doell.

 
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