busy chillin': Of course, my oven is super smart, it has a bunch of degrees.
CleanAndPure: My oven would probably spend all day getting hot on hotsexycookiesheets.com that I would need to get it to auto clean before I could use it at night...... correction before my wife could use it at night.
Sean M: Um...no. Certain things don't need to be online. Most kitchen appliances would fall into this category.
Queensowntalia: My oven spends all day on WoW*. I can't get it to do anything else.*World of Warmcraft, of course.
Starshines: An oven connected to the internet makes more sense than most other appliances. You can turn it on from the road and it's ready to cook as soon as you get home.
Sean M: Certain things don't need to be online. Most kitchen appliances would fall into this category.
sno man: My oven's opinions would make corners of Twitter smarter instantly. It would freshen up the debate in the Politics tab too.
uncleacid: What if you butt dial your oven and come home to no house.
Snarfangel: sno man: My oven's opinions would make corners of Twitter smarter instantly. It would freshen up the debate in the Politics tab too.How is it with YouTube comments?
FrancoFile: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't cook that.
akya: On one hand pre-heating your oven (or cooking something you put in there before leaving work) while driving home would be convenient. On the other, I wouldn't want a device that seriously increase my electric bill, being controlled by some hacker./I have a internet-connected thermostat, so I probably shouldn't be talking.
carrion_luggage: My oven doesn't want to be spammed with "One Weird Trick to Make Your Broiler Rack Longer" ads.
WTP 2: carrion_luggage: My oven doesn't want to be spammed with "One Weird Trick to Make Your Broiler Rack Longer" ads.thats longer handle and bigger rack.
profplump: Sean M: Certain things don't need to be online. Most kitchen appliances would fall into this category.Stop thinking "access to email" and start thinking "remote control".Local, in-home control of appliances can be very desirable for the same reason you TV remote is desirable -- you don't have to get off the couch to make changes. For your blender this probably doesn't matter, but for something as slow as an oven it might be very nice. And of course things like temperature probe monitoring are handy and could be integrated with the appliance.In this respect "Internet" access is useful just because it's a standard way to interconnect things. You could write some proprietary control protocol that runs over not-quite-WiFi, but it's a lot easier to connect to things if you just put it on the network like any other device.And there are things that could be useful in terms of out-of-home connectivity. A simple one is NTP -- self-setting clocks are all the rage. Another is perhaps integration with an "I'm away turn everything off" switch, or the ability to leave something in the oven and start it before you leave the office (like the long-existing time-bake feature, but for people with more variable schedules).
Snarfangel: You've got veal!
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