Feeds

YouTube-linked microwave shows vids as it nukes

Cook time equals play time

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Students have found a way to spice up microwave meals by attaching a tablet to their radiation-oven, playing YouTube videos while the food cooks.

The µWave uses the Arduino open source prototyping platform to read the cook time, which it sends to a server over an Ethernet connection. The server searches for a YouTube clip of the same duration, which subsequently plays on a tablet mounted to the front of the cooker, eliminating that boring two-minute wait watching nuked food rotate, Hack a Day reports.

Classmates at the University of Pennsylvania came up with the idea for the 2011 PennApps hackathon.

Check out the following video clip, or visit the µWave website for further details on how it was created:

Of course, not all students are wealthy enough to Sellotape fondleslabs to their kitchen appliances and leave them there, but it's a novel idea nevertheless.

Then again, there'd have to be some kind of filter on there - I can think of plenty of videos that would put me off wanting to eat altogether. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.