Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2017 23:15 UTC
Internet & Networking

A perk of connected devices, or at least what gadget manufacturers will tell you, is they can receive over-the-air updates to keep your device current. Those updates don't always go as planned, however. In fact, they can go horribly wrong. Take a company called Lockstate, for example, which attempted to issue new software to its LS6i smart locks last week and ended up bricking devices. That isn't great.

I don't know what these people were expecting.

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It's obvious,
by Noremacam on Wed 16th Aug 2017 12:11 UTC
Noremacam
Member since:
2006-03-08

They were expecting working locks.

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RE: It's obvious,
by JLF65 on Wed 16th Aug 2017 16:34 in reply to "It's obvious,"
JLF65 Member since:
2005-07-06

Any engineer could tell you, if it sounds too good to be true, it is. But just try to convince your supervisor of that... all he sees is savings being passed on (to his year-end bonus).

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RE: It's obvious,
by reez on Thu 17th Aug 2017 10:09 in reply to "It's obvious,"
reez Member since:
2006-06-28

Really? Why though?

I'd suppose those people have *some* other "smart" device (and be it a smart phone). Did they never experience troubles with them? I find that extremely unlikely.

Even die-hard Apple fans mention problems, usually saying something like "Well, still better than X" or "It all went downhill since Jobs died".

I really don't think anyone buying a smart device and thinking it will just work is right in their mind. At least not after the first time.

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