“Google and its ads may soon be seen on refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses and watches.”
Google Wants to display targeted ads on your refrigerators, Car dash board, wrist watch, thermostat etc
(Thanks, @calvinline)

Google and its ads may soon be seen on refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses and watches.”

Google Wants to display targeted ads on your refrigerators, Car dash board, wrist watch, thermostat etc

(Thanks, @calvinline)

Dongbu Daewoo has released its Klasse Smart series of refrigerators in Korea that incorporate an STMicroelectronics RFID tag to collect data about an appliance’s functionality, and then transmit it to a user’s mobile phone.
NFC-Enabled Refrigerator Shares Data With Mobile Phones
(thanks, @aden​_76)

Dongbu Daewoo has released its Klasse Smart series of refrigerators in Korea that incorporate an STMicroelectronics RFID tag to collect data about an appliance’s functionality, and then transmit it to a user’s mobile phone.

NFC-Enabled Refrigerator Shares Data With Mobile Phones

(thanks, @aden​_76)

"I frankly wonder whether the appliance manufacturers, with all due respect, have been smoking crack … we don’t need a refrigerator that knows when it’s out of milk … What we could use is a refrigerator that refuses to let us open its door when it senses that we are about to consume our fourth Jell-O Pudding Snack in two hours." 

Dave Barry: Smart appliances are a bad buy for half-wits, 2005 (via Jerry Morrison. Thanks, Jenny)

"I set out to take an old laptop that we no longer use and give it a new life as a fridge-mounted kitchen computer. I nicknamed it the iFridge"
(Thanks, Samidh)

"I set out to take an old laptop that we no longer use and give it a new life as a fridge-mounted kitchen computer. I nicknamed it the iFridge"

(Thanks, Samidh)

Samsung display model with QR Code and NFC.

Samsung display model with QR Code and NFC.

there’s no doubt that when the Sceenfridge hits the market, it will revolutionize daily life Electrolux press release, 1999
Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab is warning that in a few years Internet-connected microwaves and freezers will be prime targets for virus creators. — The Register: Fridges to be hit by Net viruses, June 2000 (via @lloydwooduk)
"At 2011’s show the the RF4982 showed what was possible with an 8-inch display and a few productivity apps, but the 9000 adds some much needed versatility by integrating Evernote"
Engadget: Samsung debuts T9000 refrigerator with LCD and Evernote integration
(We’re way beyond parody now. Thanks to everyone who shared this.)

"At 2011’s show the the RF4982 showed what was possible with an 8-inch display and a few productivity apps, but the 9000 adds some much needed versatility by integrating Evernote"

Engadget: Samsung debuts T9000 refrigerator with LCD and Evernote integration

(We’re way beyond parody now. Thanks to everyone who shared this.)

Total Recall, 2012 (thanks, Lee)

"the long-prophesied phenomenon of everyday devices talking to one another—and us—online, creating odd new behaviors and efficiencies. Fridges that order food when you’re almost out of butter! Houses that sense when you’re gone and power down!"

Wired: The Internet of Things Is Finally Talking (Thanks, tamberg)

"bring up a list of food items that are currently in the fridge, as well as bring up a grocery shopping list for items that you need."

LG to show off smart home appliances at CES 2013 (Thanks, calvinline)


“How about a refrigerator that knows when you’re running out of milk or when you are running out of certain food and how about a time when that internet of things connects you to a store to have that automatically delivered or to have it put into your shopping cart so you don’t have to think about it, right, that’s a utility and that’s pretty cool” - Brian Solis speaking at Le Web 2012
Thanks, Ian Crocombe

“How about a refrigerator that knows when you’re running out of milk or when you are running out of certain food and how about a time when that internet of things connects you to a store to have that automatically delivered or to have it put into your shopping cart so you don’t have to think about it, right, that’s a utility and that’s pretty cool” - Brian Solis speaking at Le Web 2012

Thanks, Ian Crocombe

"The thought that an average person, like a housewife, could have used it to streamline chores like cooking or bookkeeping was ridiculous, even if she aced the two-week programming course included in the $10,600 price tag"
Wired: The Honeywell Kitchen Computer (via Stef)

"The thought that an average person, like a housewife, could have used it to streamline chores like cooking or bookkeeping was ridiculous, even if she aced the two-week programming course included in the $10,600 price tag"

Wired: The Honeywell Kitchen Computer (via Stef)

"Electrolux brings you the refrigerator of the future - Screenfridge. Screenfridge made its premier at the international trade show Domotechnica in Cologne, Germany in February -99. The response was overwhelming. People from all over the world came to see our new prototype. Screenfridge is a combination of refrigerator and computer. Very powerful and useful for home automation."
Electrolux Screenfridge, 1999

"Electrolux brings you the refrigerator of the future - Screenfridge. Screenfridge made its premier at the international trade show Domotechnica in Cologne, Germany in February -99. The response was overwhelming. People from all over the world came to see our new prototype. Screenfridge is a combination of refrigerator and computer. Very powerful and useful for home automation."

Electrolux Screenfridge, 1999


Who buys an internet fridge and doesn’t already own a tablet? Who goes “I’ve got an iPad but I’d rather listen to music on my fridge”?

Tom Coates, Mind the Product 2012

Who buys an internet fridge and doesn’t already own a tablet? Who goes “I’ve got an iPad but I’d rather listen to music on my fridge”?

Tom Coates, Mind the Product 2012