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Jan 8th: The toilet you only clean once a year

An "intelligent" toilet that opens when you approach it and self-cleans with every flush is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

It also cleans the user with an aerated wand, which delivers warm water and warm air "from a seated position", a spokeswoman said. Despite a $9,800 (£6,704) price tag, more than 40 million earlier versions of the toilets have been sold. Its self-cleaning process uses a combination of a disinfectant and a glaze – made out of zirconium and titanium dioxide – which coats the bowl.

The manufacturers say “Potential purchasers should be warned, however, that the device does not totally absolve them of toilet cleaning duties since its cleansing techniques do not extend to spills outside of the bowl”.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35258674