Future Homes do more while you have to do lessOur homes of the future will have robots that can greet you when you get home and appliances that you control with your voice, at least according to the technology on display at this year's CES. CNET.com's Kara Tsuboi reports from Las Vegas on the ways...
Our future home appliances will be able to do a lot more with a lot less effort from us. Take this Samsung Flex Wash and Flex dry which can do four loads of laundry at once. The washer and dryer each has to compartments, once for small delicate loads and the other for regular size loads. All activated over an app. So you should be able to start and stop wash cycles, dry cycles, check on the status. In the kitchen, smart refrigerators will do so much more than chill food. LG Smart InstaView refrigerator has a Wi-Fi enabled transparent touchscreen that you can knock on to see what's Side without opening the door. It's connected to Amazon's personal assistant, So you can use your voice to pull up recipes, leave memos, and even order groceries. Alexa, add milk to my shopping list. That's not the only appliance that takes voice commands. Whirlpool has integrated Alexa into fridges, washing machines, and ovens. So you can turn them on, off, check timers, and more. Alexa, ask Whirlpool to set the oven to 350 degrees and it will start preheating right there for you. From warming up your oven to a smart mattress that can warm up your feet. This can actually warm the foot of the bed for you as you're falling asleep to make you fall asleep more comfortably and make your partner Sleep better, too. And I just think that's so innovative and fun. But also kind of practical, in a way. The Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed also tracks your sleep via an app. And can adjust the head of the bead to get you to stop snoring. Our future homes might just include dancing, hugging robots, like the Alexa enabled links. That can also lead us through exercise and yoga routines. Alexa. Tell Lynx to start yoga. Inhale. Take your legs apart and as wide as shoulders. For more on CES 2017 go to cnet.com. In Las Vega, I'm Laura Dubois, cnet.com for CBS news.