CES 2012: Best Gadgets for The Future Home [SLIDESHOW]

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  • LG's Smart Combo
    LG's Smart Refrigerator and Smart Oven work in tandem, so you can pre-heat the oven directly from the refrigerator's LG display above the water and ice dispensers.
  • LG Cleans Up
    LG's mini cleaning robot effortlessly combs your floor, and the dust is easy to remove and dump out.
  • LG's Big Chill
    LG's three-door fridge can store the industry's largest capacity of food with 31 cubic feet of space. The fridge also has a smart ice and cooling system, as well as a blast chiller that cools cans in less than five minutes.
  • QOOQ Tablet
    The QOOQ Cooking Tablet, which is splashproof for the kitchen, comes with more than 500 recipes and teaches more than 200 cooking techniques. It also offers step-by-step directions and video tutorials from professional chefs.
  • GE's Home Monitoring System
    GE's surveillance equipment, including cameras, receivers, lights and decoys, helps keep predators away from the home.
  • Samsung's Vacuum Robot
    Samsung had a vacuum robot of its own at CES 2012. This Roomba rival can find the cleaning station and empty its contents out automatically.
  • Samsung's Smart Fridge
    Samsung had a slightly different interpretation of the "smart refrigerator." Its model, which also had an LCD touch screen, lets users control their home settings from their phones but offers vital communication apps directly on the fridge itself.
  • The Nest Thermostat
    The Nest Thermostat, one of the most anticipated devices to appear at CES 2012, memorizes the owner's preferences to warm and cool the house automatically, as well as save energy when nobody's home.
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The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) had its fair share of smartphones, tablets and TVs for the techies, but what about gadgets for the home user? This year's CES had a major focus on the smart future home, and big companies took the Las Vegas convention as an opportunity to introduce some intelligent appliances. LG and Samsung took to the kitchen, while other companies like QOOQ and Nest showed that there's still plenty of opportunities to make the home an even more comfortable and easy place to live. Please enjoy this slideshow.

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