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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 6th Jul 17, 1:09 PM
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    Internet of Things
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    • 6th Jul 17, 1:09 PM
    Internet of Things 6th Jul 17 at 1:09 PM
    By the end of 2017, there will be 8.5 billion internet of things (IoT) devices, compared with just 7.5 billion people.
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 17th Jul 17, 11:32 AM
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    OH was telling me the other day a (possibly apocryphal) story heard about a couple who had an acrimonious breakup. The heating is/was connected to one of these hive gadgets, and the husband moved out, taking the controlling device and the knowledge of such for the CH with him.

    Apparently, another male has moved in, and the ex-husband now exacts some form of revenge by remotely changing their central heating timing and temperature for them .....
    Originally posted by googler
    I don't understand HIVE - Why on earth would someone want to switch on/off their central heating remotely from the other end of the country ?
    Have they not heard of Timers ?
    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 17th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
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    There are occasions, albeit rare ones, when one finds oneself coming home unexpectedly to a cold house as it is some hours until or since the heating is on. Being able to remotely kick it into life before starting the return journey would be helpful in such circumstances.

    I am not about to install one just for that reason, but may consider one should my current timer system, which varies the temperature at different times of the day / week, pack up.
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    • Doshwaster
    • By Doshwaster 17th Jul 17, 12:38 PM
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    I don't understand HIVE - Why on earth would someone want to switch on/off their central heating remotely from the other end of the country ?
    Have they not heard of Timers ?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    I once went away on holiday for 2 weeks during the winter and forgot to turn the heating off while I was away. Being able to check and turn off the heating from the beach would have saved me money.

    We are still in the very early days of the "smart home" and current applications may seem a little gimmicky but give it a few years and most devices will be smart by default.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 17th Jul 17, 1:17 PM
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    give it a few years and most devices will be smart by default.
    Originally posted by Doshwaster
    Not in my !!!!n house they won't be
    ......Gettin' There, Wherever There is......
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 17th Jul 17, 1:25 PM
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    Not in my !!!!n house they won't be
    Originally posted by GunJack
    He said the devices would be smart...
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    Not an Alcoholic...!
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