I think Ted should get one of these to review!
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- Fantastic! When it got to work in the end. I guess that eventually all home appliances will come with controls which are smart. But it seems like a long time coming since when it was first spoken of! I'd settle for a kettle though ;-)Oct 12, 2016
- Hmm, a rogue kettle!
Somethings don't need to be smart, a kettle is one of them, surely? You still have to lift it and decant the boiling water into a cup/mug/teapot (delete as appropriate) then there is the absolute effort of stiring the infusion and perhaps adding milk and/or sugar to taste.
Micky taking apart most modern kettles boil a cup of water in seconds and a whole kettle full in under ninety seconds. Why have a smart one? Overkill.Oct 12, 2016
- did you watch the video at the end though? Pretty cool 😎Oct 12, 2016
- No, Ted I will do, but a watched pot never boils!Oct 12, 2016
- you should watch it as I thought at first yeah, this is tech bollocks, but when you see 'speaking across the room' to direct objects on the video, it's all very Star Trek!Oct 12, 2016
- Yes it is rather good :) I wonder if it could be tied in so it knew when I was nearly home and set the kettle to be boiled when I walked in? It would have to know how much water was in the kettle to a) not boil dry and b) be boiled at the exact right moment. As I walked in through the door that sensed it was me and opened "Welcome home Martin, the kettle reports it has just boiled". Now apart from an impossible (for now) replicator and station wide computer that would be really cool.Oct 12, 2016
- He's written about the process and what he was trying to achieve on Medium too;
https://medium.com/mark-rittman/the-story-behind-the-ikettle-the-eleven-hour-struggle-to-make-a-cup-of-tea-and-why-it-was-all-769144d12d7#.dot65df88Oct 18, 2016
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