Archos Kitchen Screen does your grocery shopping right out of the fridge

The Archos Kitchen Screen includes a barcode scanner so you can add an item to your online grocery basket as soon as you scarf the last one.

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We've all been there: you get home after a long day, open the fridge for a refreshing snack / beverage -- and there's no milk/chocolate/booze. You/your significant other/your offspring finished it this morning and nobody remembered to get some on the way home. The Archos Kitchen Screen is designed to put an end to such fridge-based disasters.

Archos has teamed up with Freshub, a connected kitchen start-up, for the device, which is part of the French company's Smart Home system introduced last year. We weren't keen on the Smart Home starter pack for a number of reasons, so it'll be interesting to see if the Kitchen Screen addresses or adds to those issues when we get our hands on it.

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The primary function of the Kitchen Screen is to keep track of what groceries you need and then shop for more items. When you're running out of something, you wave the near-empty packet or carton in front of the screen and it reads the barcode and adds the item to your grocery basket.

The Kitchen Screen is on show at CES 2015, the technology trade show held every January where the world's gadget manufacturers gather to show off their wares for the coming year. Specs, prices and the retailers that you can shop with are yet to be confirmed; we'll bring you more details of the device and the service when we've tried it out.

In the meantime, stick with CNET for all the first impressions, hands-on videos and glossy photos of the best of the rest technology coming your way in the new year.

Watch this: Archos' awkward answer to home automation

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