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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RE: It's obvious,
by JLF65 on Wed 16th Aug 2017 16:34 UTC in reply to "It's obvious,"
JLF65
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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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