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#1 2019-05-06 06:17:52

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eating about the future of all sorts of products: W

Nike’s most advanced kicks have been turning into bricks. Blame the Internet.Mike, a sneaker collector in Virginia, told me his expensive shoes were suddenly no longer even useful as … shoes. www.marialonso.es The Nike Air Max 95 Femme software update via his Android phone corrupted the “lace engine,” so the sneaker couldn’t tighten — even with manual buttons. “The whole thing is surreal,” said Mike, who spoke on the condition of not using his last name because he’s in the shoe-reselling business and Nike Air Max TN Dam feared retribution.Nike Nike Air Max 90 Womens says the problem affected a small number of customers, though its app has a 2.4-star rating in Google’s Play store.The self-lacing shoes are hardly the first “smart” thing to turn dumb. We’ve seen Nest thermostats freeze out owners and Teslas that won’t drive  after an over-the-air update, a phenomenon called “bricking.” As a gadget reviewer, I’ve been locked out by a smart lock and woken at 3 a.m. by a connected fire alarm gone rogue.

Last month, Nike began selling shoes that lace themselves, much like Marty McFly’s sneakers in “Back to the Nike Air VaporMax Mujer Nike Internationalist Mujer Future Part II.” The $350 Adapt BB shoes wirelessly connect to a phone to tighten and loosen with an app.Then a dream from 1989 met the exhausting reality of 2019. Fresh out of the box, Nike’s connected shoes recommended a software update — which broke some. More than an Adidas ZX Flux Femme embarrassment, it Nike Air Max 2017 Femme exposed a truth that bears repeating about the future of all sorts of products: When something connects to the Internet, you’re not really in control of it.These experiences have a name, and even a hilarious Twitter feed: the Internet of S---. The term is a play on Nike Air Max 97 Dam the awkward adolescence of the Nike Air Max Tavas Womens Internet of Things, or IOT, the Silicon Valley idea that connecting ordinary objects to a network will revolutionize homes, cities, farms and, in the case of Nike, feet.What really is a connected shoe — or smart speaker, thermostat or other connected Nike Air Max TN Mujer thing? It’s Nike Air Max 97 Mujer a way for a company to stay in your life. Before you bring one home, it’s best to ask whether it is truly relationship material.

Despite the frequent face plants, connected gadgets aren’t going away. There’s an argument to be made for going slow in adopting this technology, www.jonhaylett.co.uk Adidas ZX 750 Femme particularly when it offers trivial benefits. But connectivity is already becoming standard on new cars, speakers, thermostats and doorbells — some of which are quite useful. The world will have nearly 19 billion connected “things” by 2020, triple the number from 2016, the  Gartner research company Nike Air Max 90 Mujer estimates.There’s a ton at stake for our security and privacy, not to mention sanity and money. So how do we get the good connected things and avoid the ones that are going to end up on the Internet of S--- list? Nike says it has now fixed its shoes, but we Nike Air Max 270 Mujer can learn a few Nike Air Max 90 Femme things about staying in control from how it bricked them in the first place.

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