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November 16, 2006

Get your coffee and the day's weather

Posted by Kim Peterson at 10:20 AM

The first coffee maker to use Microsoft technology has hit stores, but you may need a Microsoft salary to afford it. The Melitta Smart Mill & Brew machine shows the current weather and uses Microsoft's SPOT (smart personal objects technology) to access the information.

The $200 coffee maker also show's the day's forecast and chance of precipitation as well as sunrise and sunset times. You won't be able to find it in many stores, though; Microsoft says it's on sale at Amazon.com and through Sharper Image.

I wrote about how the SPOT technology works in a recent review of the latest Smart Watch out from Microsoft.

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