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Internet Of Household Things: Convince Me
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Alison_Diana
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7/15/2014 | 9:21:13 AM
Re: Internet of Household Things
We've had a Sleep Number bed for years (not the same one! We keep buying them because my husband and I prefer different type mattresses). Not sure if I want my bed knowing what I'm up to ... although it could be a boon for all those Jerry Springer type shows. Ha!
Gigi3
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7/15/2014 | 5:25:19 AM
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"I'd like my laundry to communicate directly with my washer, which should then pass the washed clothes onto the dryer. And here's the part I most want: another appliance that folds everything neatly and puts it away -- first ironing whatever needs it.  I think that's the effect they got  from one machine in "Lost in Space." "

Ariella, I think the first half can do through a programmable fully automatic washing machine. The second half pressing and folding may difficult. I had seen some machines, which can press the cloth in straight line; but not folding.
Gigi3
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7/15/2014 | 5:21:24 AM
Smart LED lightbulbs leaked WiFi passwords
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Junko, unexpected and dangerous situation
Thomas Claburn
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7/14/2014 | 7:43:10 PM
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There are a lot of appliance modifications that would be fun. However, few such scenarios require Internet connectivity (even if they would be better offering local wireless connections rather than a USB connection). Applicance data really should be accessed and stored, to avoid privacy and security issues. The cloud should not be the default setting for the Internet of Things.
Brian.Dean
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7/14/2014 | 5:26:58 PM
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The ability to modify/reprogram a device post-production is another reason that consumers might want to own a smart washing machine. If prices are the same for both the connected and non-connected version, then a consumer might think about the benefits that data would provide in the long run, for instance, once enough data is collected in the Cloud, the drive motor and soaking times could be adjusted to give different fabrics the best possible wash. 
Lorna Garey
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7/14/2014 | 4:24:10 PM
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For three hundred bucks on top of the already pricey set, it better be able to. We shall see.
Laurianne
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7/14/2014 | 4:21:33 PM
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Interesting Lorna. Can it tell your movement from the labrador who is chasing tennis balls earnestly in his sleep?
Lorna Garey
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7/14/2014 | 4:18:07 PM
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We just bought one of those mattresses where each side can inflate or deflate. For an additional $300, you can get hardware built in that senses your movement and, presumably, texts your phone to stop already with the coffee after 2:00 in the afternoon (and yes, we bought it).
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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7/14/2014 | 3:36:48 PM
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Here's one hack I wish I could make to my relatively new washer: I can't switch out the chirpy tune it plays when the cycle ends. I'm not sure I want to know how my laundry habits correlate with other data in my life though.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/14/2014 | 12:55:23 PM
Internet of Household Things
I'd like my laundry to communicate directly with my washer, which should then pass the washed clothes onto the dryer. And here's the part I most want: another appliance that folds everything neatly and puts it away -- first ironing whatever needs it.  I think that's the effect they got  from one machine in "Lost in Space." 
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