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(TreeHugger)   An honest question deserves an honest answer: Does your oven want to be on the Internet?   (treehugger.com ) divider line
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3058 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Jan 2014 at 1:45 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-08 01:48:17 PM  
3 votes:
I'm sorry, Dave.  I'm afraid I can't cook that.
2014-01-08 01:47:20 PM  
3 votes:
Of course, my oven is super smart, it has a bunch of degrees.
2014-01-08 02:41:13 PM  
2 votes:
Damn oven is so busy surfing food porn I haven't eaten in days!
2014-01-08 01:59:04 PM  
2 votes:
I found my oven living in the basement. And my extra large pump bottle of lotion is missing.

I don't really like the idea of Intratube-linked appliances. I'm not sure that having 110 volt machines hooked to a network that can't stop hackers from doing what they want is a good idea. I know power producers use code along their transmission lines and many parts of the world have the Intratubes available via their household mains.

Additionally, I don't want Google and other harvesters of data jotting down whether my refrigerator is out of ketchup.
2014-01-08 01:57:35 PM  
2 votes:
What if you butt dial your oven and come home to no house.
2014-01-08 01:54:48 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2014-01-08 01:50:07 PM  
2 votes:
Um...no.  Certain things don't need to be online.  Most kitchen appliances would fall into this category.
2014-01-08 12:51:12 PM  
2 votes:
 Part of that money is going to the android tablet that is built into the face of it, letting you download recipes, control the oven, play games while your dinner is cooking and do it all from your smart phone.

This is stoooopid. I don't want to stand in front of my oven waiting for my food to cook.  I want to be comfortably seated with some sort of beverage.
2014-01-09 12:21:42 AM  
1 vote:
www.actualfunnypictures.com

/Pretty much how I feel about any kitchen appliance having the net and I love usually love techie / geeky stuff.
2014-01-08 04:06:46 PM  
1 vote:
With my luck, the gottvordammit oven would get a greenlight before I do. #FML
2014-01-08 02:22:36 PM  
1 vote:
Personally I think an online oven with built in temperature probe that could message me when foods hit a certain temperature would be great.  It would be even more awesome if they could build in a heat resistant camera so I could see how the food was turning out without opening the door and altering the internal temperature.

I also thing washers & dryers that message you when their cycle is done would be killer too.  Speaking of, have you seen the control panels for some modern washers?  They've got a zillion settings, and an app to control that hot mess would be pretty spiffy.

As for the people worried about hackers taking over your blender, have you never heard of firewalls+router+vpn?
2014-01-08 02:07:25 PM  
1 vote:
My dutch oven says no, but it takes a while to convince it of something.

/Also, I suspect my knives are plotting something
2014-01-08 02:03:58 PM  
1 vote:
Seriously, how long does it take to preheat an oven? Ten minutes? So what if you're not ready to pop that cornish hen in there until you're 36 minutes from the gym instead of 26. You really need an app for that?
2014-01-08 02:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
Your oven wants a steak.
2014-01-08 01:59:51 PM  
1 vote:
Open the door, oven.

I.. uh... can't. I'm self cleaning right now.
2014-01-08 01:54:53 PM  
1 vote:
My oven spends all day on WoW*. I can't get it to do anything else.


*World of Warmcraft, of course.
2014-01-08 01:52:58 PM  
1 vote:
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.
2014-01-08 01:52:03 PM  
1 vote:
My oven is an inanimate object made of metal. It gives no farks and kill yourself.
2014-01-08 01:48:36 PM  
1 vote:
My oven doesn't want to be spammed with "One Weird Trick to Make Your Broiler Rack Longer" ads.
2014-01-08 01:38:11 PM  
1 vote:
My oven's opinions would make corners of Twitter smarter instantly.  It would freshen up the debate in the Politics tab too.
2014-01-08 01:12:55 PM  
1 vote:
My oven is such a damn attention whore.

And we won't even begun to discuss my stove, because she's a biatch with an attitude problem.
 
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