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This 'smart pot' will water your plants while you're away

Forget having your neighbors' kids water your plants during your vacation — a new "smart pot" could do it for you.

Paris-based company Parrot's newest flower pot can sense whether plants have enough light and fertilizer, and it waters them, too.

The "smart pot" uses Parrot's Flower Power sensors to measure plants' light, moisture, temperature, and fertilizer levels, and it can hold enough plant water to last up to a month.

Parrot presented the "smart pot" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday, and the company hopes to release the "smart pot" for sale later this year.