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The Internet of Things goes wrong: Hive thermostat gets stuck and bakes users

February 29, 2016 - Uncategorized

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Hive, a smart thermostat system built by British Gas, showed us how bad the Internet of Things can get over the weekend when some customer thermostats were pinned at 32 degrees celsius. The company issued a statement to The Memo today saying that “We are aware of a temporary glitch affecting a very small number of customers, where a certain sequence of commands in the Hive iOS app can cause the thermostat temperature to rise to 32°C.” That’s no excuse, though, given you’d expect something as basic as a thermostat to function correctly. Hey @hivehome @HiveHelper when are you going…

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