See-through screen lets you look outside while surfing the internet

Samsung smart window shows futuristic fenestration

We didn't expect to see the window getting a makeover any time soon, but here we stand. Shown off at the CES trade show in Las Vegas, this transparent touchscreen could let you get your Internet kicks while you see what the weather's doing outside.

The see-through screen could be installed in your kitchen and used to access recipes, or placed in your bedroom wall so you can check Twitter before drawing your curtains. Perhaps the weirdest application of the tech we saw was an on-screen switch that 'drew the blinds' -- turning the display black to simulate shutting out light.

Using a weather widget while you're looking out a window might sound like the world's most pointless exercise, but you could use it to check out meteorological happenings elsewhere in the world, to see if your friends abroad are experiencing better or worse weather.

Source: ces.cnet.comAdded: 16 January 2012