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Smart Mirror Might Be the Future of Bathroom Internet Use

A lot of people use their smart phones in the bathroom. In fact, the numbers suggest there is a 40% chance that you, dear reader, have personal experience with that. Researchers at New York Times Research & Development Lab are okay with that and actually seek to embrace it, bringing connectivity to the bathroom without increasing the risk that you'll drop your smart phone in the toilet. Their "magic mirror" combines a mirror TV and Microsoft Kinect in order to turn one of the walls of your bathroom into a screen you can use to brush your teeth and check your Facebook. The Kinect picks up where you are, allowing the TV to display things in creative ways. For example, it can project a tie so that it looks like your wearing it from your point of view, wherever you happen to be standing.

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