Everything’s ‘smart’ including trash can

Smart devices are everywhere in your home — including your trash can.

Eugene, from the French startup Uzer, attaches to your garbage can. Scan the barcodes of the rubbish as you’re throwing it out to learn whether it can be recycled. Eugene will also build a shopping list of replenishment items.

One problem: For many products like toothpaste, you toss the box when you start the tube, not when it’s empty.

The device is expected to cost about $100 when it goes on sale in the U.S. at the end of the year.

It’s being shown at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas this week.—AP

Image: uzer.eu/eugene-en/

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