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You can always rely on the annual CES spectacle in Las Vegas to bring out the best, and worst, ideas for our digital future. But just when you thought you had seen all the possible Internet of Silly Things (IoST) ideas CES managed to pull some from the depths.

Take, for example, the perfect device for all those people that wonder what goes in their refrigerator after the door is closed. Now seriously, you have all wondered if the light stays on haven’t you. As a child you probably opened and closed the door a hundred times to try and work that out. Now you can simply insert a ‘Fridge Cam’ that not only answers that question but also keeps an eye on everything else that goes on ‘behind closed doors!’

The device, created by UK-based Smarter, mounts to the inside of your fridge with a suction mount. Using the Smarter app, you can take a quick snapshot of what’s inside your fridge and see what you might need to stock up on. And if there are blind spots in there you can add a Smarter Mat, a tiny pad that sits underneath your beverages in the fridge and notifies you via the app if a particular container is empty or full.

Brilliant, it won’t be long before they come up with something that eats and drinks the stuff in the fridge and tells by way of the app how good it tasted and analyzed the nutritional value of it. Oh, sorry, there is another IoST that does exactly that. A new gadget promises to reveal the nutritional value of your meal by scanning its chemical makeup.

Read full story at DisruptiveViews.