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Sales are smokin' at Downey BBQ grill maker Lynx
Sales are smokin' at Downey BBQ grill maker Lynx

Among the hundreds of gadgets, games and apps at January's Consumer Electronics Show, few had the sizzle of James Buch's gleaming silver hunk of hardware. That's because the device is a barbecue grill — one that's Wi-Fi enabled, voice activated and chatty in a Siri-ish way. "When the Lynx Smart Grill is ready for the food, it sends you a text," said Buch, chief executive of Lynx Professional Grills of Downey. "When it's time to flip the food, it sends you a text. When the food is ready, it sends you a text." The smart grill, which features an online collection of recipes that adapt to a griller's preferences, won't begin...

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