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Online Maik

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Tea'd off with IOT
« on: Wednesday, 12 October, 2016 @ 13:38:06 »
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Man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea in gruelling battle with Wi-Fi kettle

Why wouldn't you buy a wi-fi kettle? It seems so useful, after all: wake up, grab your phone and get a brew started before you've even got out of bed.

That's the idea, at least. But it wasn't what Mark Rittman experienced when he spent 11 hours simply trying to get his internet kettle to boil in a gripping battle with the future that is being thrust upon us.

Several hours after his first attempt, the kettle's base station appeared unable to connect with the kettle itself. In the analogue world, this is solved with a simple electrical connection, but that is far too basic for the hyper-connected modern gadget: it must interact wirelessly.

Eleven hours later, he got the kettle to work, although by that time his internet lightbulbs had decided to reset.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/10/12/man-spends-11-hours-trying-to-make-cup-of-tea-with-wi-fi-kettle/

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Re: Tea'd off with IOT
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 14 October, 2016 @ 19:59:21 »
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Man spends 11 hours trying to make cup of tea in gruelling battle with Wi-Fi kettle

Why wouldn't you buy a wi-fi kettle? It seems so useful, after all: wake up, grab your phone and get a brew started before you've even got out of bed.

That's the idea, at least. But it wasn't what Mark Rittman experienced when he spent 11 hours simply trying to get his internet kettle to boil in a gripping battle with the future that is being thrust upon us.

Several hours after his first attempt, the kettle's base station appeared unable to connect with the kettle itself. In the analogue world, this is solved with a simple electrical connection, but that is far too basic for the hyper-connected modern gadget: it must interact wirelessly.

Eleven hours later, he got the kettle to work, although by that time his internet lightbulbs had decided to reset.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/10/12/man-spends-11-hours-trying-to-make-cup-of-tea-with-wi-fi-kettle/

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Powering a kettle off USB would give it another 12 hours or so to boil!!  ;)

Tony