Samsung unveiled a new smart fridge called The Family Hub Refrigerator at this year's CES technology show in Las Vegas (January 6-9).
The appliance features a large touchscreen TV, inbuilt speakers and an interior camera, allowing users to view the contents of the fridge without opening the doors. The camera can also be accessed remotely via smartphone – a useful feature if, for instance, the user was in a supermarket and needed to check which ingredients they already had at home.
The screen can also display recipes that use ingredients that are available in the fridge, and alert owners when products are reaching their use-by dates. Individuals will also be able to use the touchscreen to purchase grocery items from participating stores and local suppliers.
The smart fridge is the latest in a slew of recent tech-enhanced product developments aiming to reduce food waste and allow consumers to maximise the ingredients they already possess. For similar products, see Food Expiration Gadget and Foodee: Smart Food Waste System.
For more on devices that simplify the at-home cooking experience (as well as the shopping process), see Campbell's Kitchen App for Amazon Echo, Amazon Dash: Home Barcode Scanner and M&S's Apple Watch Cooking App.