“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...
there’s no doubt that when the Sceenfridge hits the market, it will...– Electrolux press release, 1999
Russian anti-virus company Kaspersky Lab is warning that in a few years...– The Register: Fridges to be hit by Net viruses, June 2000 (via @lloydwooduk)
“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)
Fridgescreen comes hot on the heels of the Microwave Bank, another prototype...– BBC News: Making your kitchen cool (1999)
Software giant Microsoft unveiled some of its future technology at its fourth...– CNN: Microsoft unveils hands-on vision of the future (2007)
Nowadays, the internet refrigerator have became a symbol of the dot-com bubble.– The Internet refrigerator article on Wikipedia is badly in need of a rewrite.
One of the greatest technology myths of the last decade has been that smart...– Smart fridge? Idiot fridge, more like, The Guardian, January 2012
Today, IPv4 is used to describe the network address to almost all smartphones,...– CNET via Chris L.
For example, Google eventually wants Internet-connected refrigerators to order...– New York Times, via @simonw
“The Hotpoint Innovation Area explores how technology could improve our domestic life and make it a more sociable, connected and sustainable experience: a glimpse into how we can create smarter kitchens, homes and cities starting from our domestic appliances.” (via @knolleary. Thanks, Nick)
If you are a recipe curator with a website, all of a sudden you can build pages...– BBC, HTML 5 takes the internet by storm. (Thanks, Chris)
Truth is, no one wants to communicate with their fridge. No one wants the...– ‘Smart fridge? Idiot fridge, more like’ - The Guardian, via Stef.
At the forefront of its new line is its refrigerator, which just got a lot...– Mashable (via @garretkeogh)
The new dream home of the future is totally integrated, networked, and ready to...– PC World, January 2000
“The project was developed during the summer term at the University of Applied Sciences in Schwäbisch Gmünd. It deals with the process of food management in a futuristic scenario where RFID tags are printable. In this scenario, the data stored on the RFID tags is put at the users’ disposal by an interactive terminal. Naturally, the most useful area of application for this technology...
“We asked Samsung for its smartest new invention. This is what they gave us.”
Innovation in Kitchen Appliances
A guest post from Adrian McEwen… After pointing a friend at this tumblr, he asked if I’d posted my sketches on the idea (which originally appeared over here on my blog). Which I hadn’t, so I’ll rectify that now… And the sort of innovation I want in my fridge…
“Chip giant Broadcom has launched a new WiFi chip module for manufacturers to use to add connectivity to devices, appliances, energy management gadgets and other things that less commonly have Internet connections.” [via R. Mutt.]
“It’s a place where your refrigerator could be connected to the Internet, so it could order groceries when they ran low. Your dinner plate could post to a social network what you’re eating. Your robot could go to the office while you stay home in your pajamas. And you could, perhaps, take an elevator to outer space. These are just a few of the dreams being chased at Google X, the...
“We started by sending a desktop mini fridge with 2 liters of Bonafont to one of the most influential twitters in the country. … Every time the fridge door was opened, a tweet was automatically posted on the celebrity’s timeline, telling her thousands of followers she was drinking water, and motivating them to do the same.” [via Frukt blog via Katy Lindemann]