I read about this last night and I'm just shaking my head. I'm up for technology. I have or had laptops, PC's, GPS units, and what not. But sometimes, my inner Luddite says enough on some of these. Being these, so far, Google Glass and a connected crock pot.
I'm not going to bring up the pro's or con's on Google Glass. One thing for sure, I do not want to have my microwave oven connected to my network, in which then it'll be hijacked by a hacker which will demand ransom for the privilege of warming my coffee. Really...
Crock pots are fire and forget without having them to be powered by Linux.
To put salt over injury:
The smartphone app allows users to turn the cooker on or off, adjust the temperature and even get the estimated time of completion of a meal.
A smartphone app? For a Crock Pot?! C'mon, it's easy, you put all the ingredients in the morning, turn the thing on, wait for 6 hours, and the you have a meal. Why do I need an app when a timer will do. Hey, if you want to get fancy and techie, use the timer in your smartphone.
Maybe it's the fact that I'm a Gen-X and not a Millennial. Who knows... I still feel that it is an overkill.
It was at CES 2013 that Belkin announced its plans to launch a line of connected appliances, and true to its word, the Smart Cooker has been announced.