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Dinner’s Ready

TMIO’s Connect Io Intelligent Oven is a formidable entry in the growing battleground of kitchen convergence. “How cool can an oven be” you ask? Well, besides looking quite sharp in stainless steel, the PS302SS00 Professional Series sports internet and telephone connectivity, a touch-screen control panel, built-in refrigerators, and even a holiday mode that lets you program a meal up to three days in advance. That’s a lot to swallow, but in practical terms it means you can pop in a roast when you leave for work, keep it frozen ‘til noon, and with a call of the cell start baking at 3 p.m. You can even tell it to re-cool the food to keep it fresh for leftovers. Side note: the web tech used in this box is gleaned from NASA’s Glenn Research Center, which adds a undeniable coolness factor. Available now, cost around $8k.

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