How smart can a coffee machine be?

The Internet of Things promises to make our lives easier. The Smarter Coffee will have your brew ready for you by the time you get down the stairs.
by
How smart can a coffee machine be?

The internet of things (IoT) promises to make life effortless by letting your gadgets talk to each other. Imagine your fridge knowing what’s in it, coming up with a recipe and telling your oven to pre-heat, all in time for dinner.

This might be beyond the capabilities of our current connected gadgets, but the IoT that we have now is already pretty impressive.

This year we’ve seen the world’s first Wi-Fi coffee machine unveiled by London tech firm Smarter. The Smarter Coffee is able to brew you a fresh cup of joe every morning before sending an alarm to your phone to wake you up and tell you that your coffee’s ready.

Its app also gives you options to fine tune your coffee to your particular tastes, making it stronger, hotter or just more of it for your massive mug. Because of the IoT, you’ll be woken up with the perfect cup of coffee every day.

The IoT doesn’t stop at coffee. Just in your kitchen you can now have a fridge, washing machine, oven, dishwasher and kettle connected to the internet so you can tell them to do things from anywhere through your smartphone.

But, as with the traditional internet, the current king of the IoT is Google. Its impressive Nest Learning Thermostat senses when you’re around, learns your habits and works out the most efficient way to keep you warm without you having to press a button.

As the IoT quickly matures over the next few years, more and more gadgets will do their jobs automatically like Nest. And before long there will be a standard way of them talking to each other so they can do even more. Let’s just hope they don’t develop their own willpower, no one wants a rebellious toaster.

Tell us what your ultimate internet of things gadget would be in the comments below.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
What will the house of the future look like? We have a much better idea of how technology will evolv
We go hands on with the app formerly known as If This Then That. IF is an app designed to make the i
Microsoft has partnered up with Johnson Controls to create a smart thermostat. Cortana, is built in

23 January, 2019
The Honor View 20 has been launched in Paris, and it’s a flagship smartphone packed...
23 January, 2019
Homes kitted out with smart tech are now the mainstream, but what does the future...
21 January, 2019
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
18 January, 2019
Is your phone slower than it used to be? Is it taking longer to get the usual things...
17 January, 2019
Feeling the post-Christmas pinch? We’ve got some handy tips to help you get on top...

23 January, 2019
The Honor View 20 has been launched in Paris, and it’s a flagship smartphone packed...
21 January, 2019
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
11 January, 2019
From bendy phones to 5G networks, here’s our roundup of the biggest smartphone announcements...
22 November, 2018
Our biggest Black Tag event ever is now heading into Black Friday, where you can...
8 November, 2018
After years of rumours, Samsung has unveiled its first ever mobile phone at a conference...
29 October, 2018
OnePlus has unveiled its latest amazing new phone. Say hello to the OnePlus 6T. It's...
11 October, 2018
Samsung has just unveiled the world's first quad camera phone. It has an incredible...
10 October, 2018
Samsung has been showing off its new Galaxy range at an event in London. Here's a...
9 October, 2018
Google has officially launched its new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones....
5 October, 2018
Nokia has just unveiled its latest smartphone - the Nokia 7.1. It's a great looking...
21 September, 2018
Bill capping is here to take away those nasty surprises, and in this article, we’ll...
12 September, 2018
The waiting is finally over, and Apple’s latest smartphones – the iPhone XS, iPhone...