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The iKettle brings teatime to your iPhone

15 October 2013

Electric kettle

The WiFi kettle (iKettle) allows users to turn the kettle on remotely from their iPhones.

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Discussion starters

  • Technological systems: Use this and other examples as an opportunity to use specialised language and symbol conventions to represent technological systems to others. Describe what “black box” refers to within a technological system and the role of the particular black boxes within technological systems. (level 3)
  • Characteristics of Technology: Use this and other examples to identify that technological knowledge is knowledge that technologists agree is useful in ensuring a successful outcome. (level 3)

Keywords: tea, ikettle, iPhone, technological systems, characteristics of technology

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