Take a virtual tour of Microsoft's 'Home of the Future', where nearly every wall and table is a digital device.

Recipes on the counter

Using sensor technology, a kitchen countertop can assemble a shopping list, suggest recipes based on available items in thefridge , and then read aloud step-by-step directions. Here, directions for how to make focaccia bread are displayed on the counter.

Kitchen display gets personal

This multitouch screen monitor in the kitchen uses software and services to offer personalised information such as a family's calendar, messages and appointment reminders.

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