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 reez on Thu 17th Aug 2017 10:09 UTC in reply to "It's obvious,"
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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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