The Future Of... Kitchen Counters

The Future Of... Kitchen Counters

Summary: Tablet computers may be the gadget of the moment, but what if you could turn any surface in your home into an interactive hot zone? Intel's Oasis technology recognizes ordinary objects instantly and transforms bathroom or kitchen countertops into touch screens. ZDNet's Sumi Das gets a cooking class courtesy of these smart counters.

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Topics: Hardware, CXO, Laptops, Mobility, Tablets

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  • RE: The Future Of... Kitchen Counters

    This kind of tech is right up PrimeSense's alley. Another KinectHack project here, somewhere!
    Joey1058
  • RE: The Future Of... Kitchen Counters

    WOAH.
    friendlypie
  • RE: The Future Of... Kitchen Counters

    The video shown about thermostats had nothing to do with kitchen counters.... epic fail :(
    beetham@...
  • RE: The Future Of... Kitchen Counters

    Canesta Remote Controls in stores by 2010-hello its 2011! Tired rehashed stuff? Couldn't make the first level?

    Just what is the story? Perhaps these systems are really at Fry's or Best Buy?
    attoman
  • RE: The Future Of... Kitchen Counters

    Optic recognition - So you lay a steak on the counter, and the counter tells you that it's a steak. Wow!

    And it reminds you to put the ice cream back in the freezer... I guess we aren't smart enough to know that ice cream needs to be kept in the freezer.

    You can spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to put a pole in your kitchen upon which to hang a camera and a projector that are connected to an Internet-connected computer that is always running it's Internect-connected kitchen application...

    That will keep track of the food you lay on the counter, subtract it from your inventory list and add it to your grocery list (what if you don't eat that particular food item but put it back in the fridge?).

    ...that can tell you that the banana you just laid on your counter is indeed a banana, and then tell you a bananas nutritional content (high in potassium and carbs- duh), and then add it to your grocery list.

    ... and then it will send your grocery list to your cell phone so that you can have it with you at the grocery store.

    Or you can write your grocery list on a piece of recylced paper, put it in your pocket, purse, or wallet, and then have it with you at the grocery store.

    I like the paper.
    bb_apptix