Samsung’s new product fitted with cameras inside can tell you the fridge’s contents.
“We’re about to change the game”, Samsung’s John Herrington said. The smart app for the groceries cart will learn family’s shopping habits and then suggest brands and items.
Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator is equally smart and futuristic. They also help keep you from eating something that’s been in the fridge a bit longer than it should’ve been.
According to MasterCard the service will also eventually include the ability to order delivery from local restaurants. Just in case you want to listen to your favorite tunes while cooking. You can tell at the supermarket whether you really need more eggs. There’s also software that provides a snapshot of your day, complete with meetings, weather and more.
The company displayed its new AddWash system at CES- which allows a user to add a clothing item to the wash even after the cycle has started.
The same LCD screen also works as a notification center for your home and family. We’ve been pretty quiet on SmartThings until now, but Samsung revealed today that the standard is now adopted by some 20,000 developers and around 200 devices. More academically named the Family Hub refrigerator, the appliance is downright intriguing. It will not be as large as Samsung’s offering, so do not have your hopes too high for it to cater to a large family.
Slightly more useful is the appliance’s recipe manager. The company first introduced a connected refrigerator back in 2012, but neither that model nor the one that came after it were particularly well-received. Needless to say, the refrigerator is smart enough to sense when it is your pet standing in front of the sensor and not open the doors. When you do actually head out to the store, you can pull up a photo of the inside of your fridge (it grabs one each time you close the door), so you can see if you’re out of milk or if the kids grabbed those leftovers.
The headline feature here is the massive 21.5 touch screen which comes loaded with a shopping app created by MasterCard.
While MasterCard is the official payment partner and all transactions will be processed by them, consumers would be free to shop using other credit card providers, such as Visa.