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October 22, 2012

Is Your Dishwasher Really Yearning for the Internet?

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by Rachel Metz, Technology Review

Phone home: A dimmer switch, wall outlet, and plug from Ube can all be controlled by the company’s companion app for the iPhone. In the not-so-distant future, Glen Burchers believes, the gadgets in our homes—not to mention our homes themselves—will be replete with microprocessors, enabling the automation and remote control of everything from your lights to your laundry. Until this is a widespread reality, he’d like to sell you a wall outlet. Not any old wall outlet, though. It includes an ARM processor, runs Google’s Android mobile operating system, and can connect to the Internet. This means anything you plug into it can be controlled via your smartphone, and it will also track how much power your devices are consuming.

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