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OSNews, Generic OSes The open source Contiki operating system and its commercial Thingsquare distribution are making strides towards the connected home. According to a Computerworld article, a new LED light bulb manufacturer is putting small computers into their light bulbs. Each computer runs the Contiki OS, which gives each bulb an IP address and allows them to be controlled with a smartphone application. To connect the bulbs to the application, the bulbs use both Wi-Fi and the much lower power IEEE 802.15.4 mesh technology.
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Switched on?
by tonyyeb on Wed 19th Jun 2013 09:16 UTC
tonyyeb
Member since:
2007-12-02

So do you need the light switched on for the wifi to work?! Ha!

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RE: Switched on?
by Kochise on Wed 19th Jun 2013 11:48 in reply to "Switched on?"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Epic. Fail.

Soon, the Contiki powered switch ;)

Kochise

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RE[2]: Switched on?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 19th Jun 2013 15:43 in reply to "RE: Switched on?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

My campaign to get people to stop calling everything an epic fail continues. Epic should be reserved for something so unique that it only occurs once in a lifetime. Fail should always be used as a verb.

Putting the two together is just absurd.

Napoleon invading Russia, that was an epic failure.

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