Hands up. Who remembers the Internet park bench Microsoft dreamed up a few years back? Okay, put 'em down.
Hands up. Who remembers the Internet toilet - the iLoo - Microsoft dreamed up a few years back?
It may come as a surprise to find that Microsoft is not involved with a recent effort to devise a tea kettle that can be activated with a cell phone. Not to be confused, of course, with the I-Pot (which would have been a good name for the Internet toilet, by the way), a kettle with Internet capability that's used to help monitor elderly Japanese.
The gadget, the ReadyWhenUR, is a joint venture from tea makers PG Tips and cell phone company Orange. It's expected to go on sale in January.