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Mark.Kirkwold
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Re: Some wrong premises
Mark.Kirkwold   7/18/2014 12:52:48 PM
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Your wish is my command.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rachio-Iro-8-Zone-Smart-Irrigation-Controller-iro-8-Zone/205093271

I agree this is one of the few things IoT can improve.

junko.yoshida
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Re: It's all about the remote control aspects
junko.yoshida   7/17/2014 8:30:11 AM
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I hear you @Icarus2.

However, the industry has gone beyond that stage, and many are now talking about two competing standards for device-to-device communication for IoT devices.

As you can seen in the story, Intel-led Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) unveiled such a spec last week, which is obviously an answer to the AllSeen effort started by Qualcomm earlier.

The standard is still in flux. And now is the good time to debate why device-to-device communication is needed and if so, what are potentially useful scenarios for that.

Icarus2
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It's all about the remote control aspects
Icarus2   7/16/2014 12:12:12 AM
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Many comments here are missing the point of iOT.  It's not about getting the appliances to talk.  Heck, it's hard enough to get engineers to communicate with each other and these are the guys who will get appliances talking?  I've been trying for years to get my fridge to just talk it out with the stove but they are both the strong, silent type.

To me the value of iOT is having a single remote control that covers all appliances that I care to control or monitor remotely.  And yes, that includes using the remote to turn on or turn off the radio when I am watching TV as both use the same speakers. 

junko.yoshida
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Re: Why not self washing cars?
junko.yoshida   7/15/2014 6:03:23 PM
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@bk11, LOL. Actually, my mother-in-law was doing something similar (although she never owned two dishwashers. )She never put her dishes away from her dishwasher. Her dishwasher tunred into a permanent storage space and she rarely ran the machine!

junko.yoshida
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Re: Great question!
junko.yoshida   7/15/2014 5:59:15 PM
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@C VanDorne, thanks for your respond. No, I know exactly what you mean. And that's a good concept that builders and designers of IoT should keep in mind. Aftrer all, when we discuss "security" of data, what's often missing is: security in whose point of view?

junko.yoshida
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Re: Don't forget the software
junko.yoshida   7/15/2014 5:56:16 PM
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@Jonathan, oh brother. LoL. Your healthcare service provider might be interested in it, though...ha ha.

Jonathan.Gordon
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Re: Don't forget the software
Jonathan.Gordon   7/15/2014 2:15:31 PM
Wait until your toilet discovers Instagram

betajet
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Re: Don't forget the software
betajet   7/15/2014 1:54:20 PM
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Jonathan wrote: Having my home appliances send me hourly updates would be annoying and useless.

Yep, just what I need.  Hourly tweets from from my toaster, or more often when it's having existential issues: "Beats me!  Who wants toast?" [*]

And wait 'til they discover Facebook.  I had to unfriend my self-cleaning toilet last week because of TMI.

[*] from Red Dwarf.

Max The Magnificent
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Re: Why not self washing cars?
Max The Magnificent   7/15/2014 1:51:56 PM
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@bk11: This one is easy to solve.  remove some cabinets and install another diswasher or two.  Leave the clean dishes in the dishwasher until you're ready to use them, then load the dirty ones in another washer.  When that one gets full of dirty dishes, run it and use another washer for dirty dishes!

Brilliant!!!!!

betajet
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Re: Why not self washing cars?
betajet   7/15/2014 1:48:13 PM
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Already been done -- in 1970!
...Let's talk about your car.  It's screaming "Wash me, please!"  Now, if you're Mr. Average Common Sense, you won't believe me when I tell you that I've got an envelope that'll clean your car while you're driving it home from work.  Well, George, believe me this time, because this one isn't like the Austrian self-sharpening razors.  No, friends, no overheating like the tropical fishes...

The Firesign Theater, Don't Crush that Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers.

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