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Discussion in 'Computers' started by Deleted User, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. Deleted User

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    Yes folks, we have officially gone mad. I'm struggling to understand why anyone would want a wireless kettle, particularly when a) it needs to be filled with water from the tap, and b) you need to visit the kettle to pour said water into your cup.
    But it's even worse than that, because these devices are often vulnerable to hacking. A TV programme I watched showed how a wireless kettle could easily be hacked to reveal your plain text wireless network key!!

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  2. psionandy

    psionandy Extreme Android User

    If it can kill you... Or burn your house down, you probably shouldn't connect it to the Internet
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  3. Deleted User

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    I'd agree with that. Must admit I thought food ordering fridges was a bit silly, but we're now taking it to a new level.
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  4. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    It is getting out of hand and over the top.

    I can see smart TV's and home security/light control/temp control but that may be as far as I'd go (but I have none of those things and probably won't). No need to text my stove :D
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  6. mikedt

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  7. SolApathy

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  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    And, of course there are 'smart toilets' that promise to wipe, wash, wax and buff your arse for you, as well as providing bluetooth and mp3 support. I'm surprised they don't have webcam that emails your proctologist every time you sit down, just to keep an eye on the hemorrhoid situation. :wtfdroid:
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  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'm wondering whether some of these things bring any benefit to the owner, as opposed to just telling the manufacturer how many cups of tea you make (data that can doubtless be sold to someone)?

    Mind you, I'm old enough to remember the NSA banning Furbys on the grounds that they were a potential security threat (though in reality they didn't imitate the sounds they heard, which was what the concern was reportedly about).
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  11. lunatic59

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  12. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I can remember Qantas banning Furbys from their planes.
    Not sure if Furbys are allowed to fly now though.
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