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This LG ‘Smart’ fridge is the most magical kitchen appliance ever

LG has unveiled a new smart refrigerator that runs on Windows 10, because why the hell not?

In the halls of Berlin’s IFA 2016 technology tradeshow sits the LG Smart Instaview Door-in-Door Refrigerator, a space-age fridge that features a 21.5-inch touchscreen. This oversized tablet runs on Windows 10, and offers access to the full range of Windows Store apps and Live Tiles, plus some LG apps too.

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But perhaps the coolest feature is this: When you knock on the glass, the screen turns translucent, which lets you see the contents of your fridge without ever having to open the door. Magical.

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It’s a clear response to Samsung’s own Family Hub refrigerator, another display-toting fridge that (unfortunately) lacks the cool knock-to-view feature debuted on LG’s Smart Instaview.

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The new LG fridge was revealed in a report by Cnet that claims it won’t be available until later this year, or perhaps early next year. We also don’t have pricing yet – soz. But for reference, the Samsung Family Hub retails at a starting price of $5,600, so LG’s rival cooler won’t be cheap.

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