Even though I enjoy cooking, I can't help but think that it would be much more fun if my spatula has a 4” touchscreen and the ability to run apps. That may just be my wild pipe dream, but it is true that “connected appliances” are a growing section of the tech industry. That's why CES 2011 will sport a Connected Home Appliances TechZone.
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10,000 square feet of exhibit space will be reserved for connected appliances. It's too early to tell exactly what we'll see at CES 2011. We're at the point now where a “connected” house is actually a feasible idea. Imagine linking your washer, dryer, dishwasher, TV and everything else together in your home network. You could control everything from your computer or phone.
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CES 2011 may very well contain the greatest breakthrough in the science of slothing in mankind's history. Or we'll get to see a lava lamp that can play MP3s and handle 720p video. Either way, it should be a hoot.
CES 2011 will start on 6th of January 2011 and lasts until 9th. Read all hot news from the largest consumer electronics show in our CES 2011 section.