Peter Kafka

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Hottest. Smartphone. Ever.

cell-phone-ovenSure, your iPhone may be cool (except when it’s exploding). But can it turn your oven on, against your will? That feature, apparently, is only available on certain Sony Ericsson models.

As Brooklyn resident Andrei Melnikov points outs, this is great for remote pie-making, but problematic in most circumstances. Meanwhile, I am still holding out for a smartphone that turns the air conditioning on. Can someone please get to work on that, right away?


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus