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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." 
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.
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 | 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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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.
Alison_Diana
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7/15/2014 | 9:21:13 AM
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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!
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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. 
Thomas Claburn
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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.
Stratustician
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Stratustician,
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7/15/2014 | 1:58:10 PM
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I think the biggest concern is how do we balance functionality that comes with having advanced statistics which can give us more efficient appliances and more functionality, with privacy and protection that our data isn't being used for unauthorized purposes like modelling consumer behavior and customer profiling that comes from pulling data from devices by the manufacturers.  As smart devices and the IoT continues to invade our lifestyles, we need to ensure the right policies and protections are in place to protect user privacy.
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.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/15/2014 | 9:36:34 AM
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@Gigi3 Yes, I've even heard that some dryers can steam out wrinkles. But I want an appliance that is smart enough to also figure out where all the clothes go and to get them there. I'm willing to teach it the first time around, but then it should be equipped with machine learning that makes it recall where the clothese should go. 
Gigi3
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7/22/2014 | 5:23:06 AM
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"Yes, I've even heard that some dryers can steam out wrinkles. But I want an appliance that is smart enough to also figure out where all the clothes go and to get them there. I'm willing to teach it the first time around, but then it should be equipped with machine learning that makes it recall where the clothese should go. "

Ariella, hope one day you may be able to see that too.
Ariella
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Ariella,
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7/22/2014 | 9:11:16 AM
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@Gigi3 yes, we all have to keep something to look forward to.
Gigi3
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7/30/2014 | 3:50:49 AM
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"yes, we all have to keep something to look forward to."

Ariella, hope for the best
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7/17/2014 | 4:56:23 PM
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@Gigi, Samsung already has developer support of its community with its development of Smart Home. Recently, talks of a potential deal with SmartThings would bring even more power to the home user of such devices. IoT and Smart Home connections have great growth potential. 
Gigi3
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7/22/2014 | 5:20:41 AM
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"Samsung already has developer support of its community with its development of Smart Home. Recently, talks of a potential deal with SmartThings would bring even more power to the home user of such devices. IoT and Smart Home connections have great growth potential."

MDM , agreed they already have  arrange of home appliances. They need to fix with IoT based self talking modules.
MDMConsult14
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8/20/2014 | 12:45:46 PM
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@GiGi3 Yes. The Samsung developer conference will also further support these areas. Stronger partnerships can also give developers more incentive to develop IoT technologies. 
Gigi3
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8/21/2014 | 1:17:16 AM
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"The Samsung developer conference will also further support these areas. Stronger partnerships can also give developers more incentive to develop IoT technologies. "

MDM, Yes Samsung can be the lead because they have many home appliances and automated devices. For some of them they can just add communication devices, so that it can be get connected or talk to the next stage devices.
Gigi3
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7/15/2014 | 5:21:24 AM
Smart LED lightbulbs leaked WiFi passwords
"I'm sure you've all heard about an incident, reported last week, in which smart LED lightbulbs leaked WiFi passwords."

Junko, unexpected and dangerous situation
Alison_Diana
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7/15/2014 | 9:25:57 AM
Brighthouse Cable Commercial
Recently, our local Brighthouse Cable company began heavily advertising its IoT services, primarily promoting its security offerings but also integrating its connected home. One thing that cracks me up is it does a close-up on a connected blender, operated by an app. I don't know about you, but I always put my hand on top of the blender lid when I'm mixing up a batch of margaritas, ever since the lid popped off at a party one night. And since a lot of blender items require ice, I'm not sure how tasty they'd be if you set up your blender before leaving for work: Your tequila and lime mix would be very watered down, eight to 10 hours later!


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