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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:33 AM

What does a slice of toast wear to bed?

Jammies

To get that perfect piece of toast, browned just the way you want it, heated to melt butter perfectly, check out Hue: A Smarter Toaster.



"That didn't deter Basheer Tome of GeorgiaTech, whose Fall 2012 project "Hue" is, as far as I know, the first toaster that detects the actual color of the toast in order to meet the user's toastiness preferences. Noting that "even the best toasters are inconsistent and unpredictable," Tome set out to solve the problem once and for all, identifying certain universal issues with toasters:

-Unpredictable on First Use: The majority of toasters measure toast based on time yet with zero standards or consistency between brands, models, and toasters, how do you know... the right setting on the first attempt?

-Inconsistent Results Every Time: With dozens of variable factors such as type of bread, climate, and more, time becomes an incalculable measurement and each attempt to toast a slice of bread a gamble requiring users to anxiously hover over their device.

- Filled with Stopgap Features: Top selling toasters include features like "bagel," "frozen," and "lift and look" but all of these simply act as band-aids to cover up the root of the problem: toasters are blind to their contents and their users don't trust them."







See the full article:

http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/hue_a_smarter_toaster_by_basheer_tome_23966.asp#more

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Agschmid Dec 2012 OP
eppur_se_muova Dec 2012 #1
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #2
eppur_se_muova Dec 2012 #3
Speck Tater Dec 2012 #7
lbrtbell Dec 2012 #8
ashling Dec 2012 #4
Agschmid Dec 2012 #6
jtuck004 Dec 2012 #5
kentauros Dec 2012 #9

Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:50 AM

1. Won't be popular with Vietnam vets. nt

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:13 AM

2. I want a model that will print Jesus faces on my toast. nt

 

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:54 PM

7. OMG! The human race has truly gone stark raving insane! nt

 

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:21 PM

8. I prefer Hello Kitty faces on my toast

Like this:

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:46 AM

4. Interesting, but GD?

Really?

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Response to ashling (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:18 AM

6. Yes I think so.

I feel that technology counts as as a current event. In the future I will relegate my posts to less trafficked portions of DU since GD seems to be finicky about their SOP sometimes.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:29 AM

5. Solving problems one-by-one. Today toast, tomorrow jobs.




Maybe manufacturing toasters.

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Response to Agschmid (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:15 PM

9. Thanks for the toast!

Uh, I mean, post
Fascinating stuff and such a great idea. I hope he gets it into production, even if I did get a new toaster just last year.

And here's Eddie Izzard about the problems of toasters, and then Red Dwarf on the future of toasters:






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