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Internet appliance

(1) See Internet-connected appliance.

(2) An earlier computer specialized for Web browsing, email and other Internet services. Also called an "information appliance" or "Web appliance," such devices cost much less than desktop computers and were designed for ease of use. Today's Internet appliances are Chromebooks, although smartphones and tablets run a huge number of Internet-based apps as well. See Chromebook, email appliance, digital photo frame, digital photo frame, network appliance, server appliance, Internet TV, network computer and smartphone.

One of the First
In 2000, this Linux-based machine was dedicated to Web browsing. It had no hard disk, and files were stored on the Internet. (Image courtesy of The New Internet Computer Company)

The Ergo Audrey
The only product in 3Com's Ergo line, Audrey's functions were activated from buttons on the side. The touchscreen was tapped by finger or the clear, plastic stylus (holder on top of unit). Introduced in 2000, Audrey was dropped in 2001.

The "iLoo" Internet Toilet
In 2003, Microsoft's U.K. division announced a street-side, public toilet with access to the MSN network. There were also rumors of website ads on the toilet paper. Quickly shelved after the announcement, people thought Microsoft had lost its senses, but it was just a prank to advertise MSN. In England, a "loo" is a toilet.
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Making connected products affordable and mainstream while also educating customers on the complete potential of a smart appliance are the two steps that industry giants need to think of.
This is a groundbreaking project for LG built on years of experience as a smart appliance leader in Korea,' said Choi Sang-gyu, president of LG's Korean sales and marketing operation.
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Just as critical is the lack of technology infrastructure that's required for any type of home network or smart appliance, says Kurt Jonckheer, CEO of Sequoyah International Restructuring, an information technology and telecommunications consultancy in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Smart Appliance Task Force first met this month.
According to a recent report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant's Energy Practice, the annual value of the smart appliance market will grow from $613 million in 2012 to $34.
This is a groundbreaking project for LG built on years of experience as a smart appliance leader in Korea, said Cahoi Sang-gyu, president of LGs Korean sales and marketing operation.
Positive growth around the world in the overall household appliance market presents opportunities for the smart appliance submarket, especially with the continuing investment in smart grid initiatives," says research director Carol Stimmel.