Reinventing the Home Appliance

Among the technologies Microsoft is highlighting in its booth at CES this year is a hardware and software platform for the next generation of more useful and flexible household objects, appliances and accessories. The Windows-based platform is the result of a collaboration between Microsoft and a recently formed company called Fugoo.

A Windows-enabled and Web-connected coffee maker like this prototype could check online for the proper grinding size of the beans you’ve just bought.

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