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Some smart appliances aren't smart at all

Wednesday - 1/25/2012, 4:32am  ET

WASHINGTON - Smart electronics are all the buzz these days, but not all of them are truly intelligent.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, tons of gadgets showed off their smart appeal. The New York Times reports that at least a few fell flat, however.

Take the smart refrigerator. The idea is to allow the owner to control the device remotely, including being able to being able to look inside the fridge.

Unfortunately, the appliances fail to keep track of anything and have to instead be operated manually, the New York Times reports.

Experts say that efforts to make kitchens smarter are just starting, and products will get smarter and cheaper in the coming years.

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