Smart home fails: when it doesn't quite go right

Smart home fails: when it doesn't quite go right

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Unlock your front door using your index finger, dim the lights in your living room without having to get up from your comfy sofa, play the right song at the right time at your house party… Smart home devices really are making our lives easier. But what happens when these devices go wrong? Here are some smart home fails that we’ve collected for your entertainment.

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The curious incident of the Roomba (and the dog) in the nighttime
If you own a dog, you’re probably aware that before you go to bed, it’s not a bad idea to take pooch out and let him excuse himself at the local dog park or under some bushes. Considering the chaotic frenzy of our daily life amidst work, going to the gym, shopping and whatever other activity you may have, it might have happened that you’ve forgotten to take poor Rover out. This is exactly what happened to Jesse Newton who, henceforth, I’m sure will not be missing this important appointment anymore.
Jesse was woken up at 3 o’clock in the morning by his 4-year-old son who dived onto his bed accompanied by a particularly uninviting smell … puzzled by this, Jesse went downstairs where he found his dog’s business smeared all over the house. The culprit? Not the little boy. And not even the dog. But the smart Roomba vacuum cleaner. Like every night, it was planned to get into action at 1:30am and hoover all around the house. And for months everything was going smoothly, while everyone slept, the robot vacuum

Article originally published at: Droid Life