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NiHaoMike:
https://hackaday.com/2022/03/18/welcome-to-the-future-where-your-microwave-thinks-its-a-steam-oven/
How useful is IoT on kitchen appliances anyways? Every use case I can think of (which is not many) is better done with local communications.

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Does IoT really only cover cloudy stuff? The principle is surely that the devices are networked (as opposed to being slaved to a single remote control). Whilst most commercial stuff is cloudy (although I have some which will work perfectly well locally, completely cut off from outside access) that started as a way to get going easily and not have the no-skillz end-user asking hot to punch these hole things in the router. Cloud is (to me, at least) just a part of IoT capabilities and not the defining attribute.

SiliconWizard:
As IoT is Internet-connected by definition, it's necessarily connected to a central server to make things workable for the average user. Which leads to "cloud" stuff.
If that wasn't so, every device would need to act as some kind of server itself, which would not only make it harder to design, harder to setup for the average joe, and more prone to security issues.

Now of course, local networking would be good enough (and even way better for a number of reasons) for home appliances. But then that wouldn't be "IoT". That would just be "home automation" of some kind, something that has been around for now a few decades, and would probably have flourished if the Internet wasn't swallowing every networked device, just because.

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