Monday, January 10, 2011

Tweet Fridge: Now you can tweet from your kitchen

CES: Who really needs a $3000 fridge that can tweet?
January 7, 2011
by Peter Nowak

The last time I went into the kitchen to fetch a midnight snack, I couldn't help but look at my refrigerator wistfully and think, "If only I could send tweets from you."

Fortunately, Samsung has got me and the millions of other late-night snackers/Twitterers who are surely out there covered. At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the
South Korean company introduced a fridge equipped with speakers, a touch-screen and wi-fi, which means downloadable apps - including Twitter - are at the ready.

All kidding aside, why would anybody in their right mind want to tweet from their refrigerator?
"It's for sharing recipes," said Samsung spokesperson Adam Lee.

Uh huh, sure. It's a safe bet this is one app that will get little use and will ultimately find itself under the heading of "bad convergence ideas," right up there with television-equipped refrigerators from LG. Read more...

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