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April Martin, right, engineer at Sun Microsystems, demonstrates the Whirlpool Kitchen Companion and Online Refrigerator to Allison Kelley in the Sun 'Dot Com Home' at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Sun's 'home of the future' demonstrates how appliances can be part of a smart home network.

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