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A techy toilet which is controlled via an Android app has a hardware flaw meaning that it can be controlled by any phone with the application.
The My Satis toilet, manufactured by Japanese firm Lixil and retailing at nearly four grand, allows the user to play music from their smartphone through speakers in the toilet base, as well as tracking the users bowl movements as a health check.
Other features including flushing, lifting the toilet seat and sprays can be controlled via the smartphone app.
But owners have now been warned that a flaw in the app's hardware could mean that the toilet could be open to attack.
Trustwave's Spiderlabs security experts have revealed that the pin code to connect the toilet to the app via Bluetooth for every model is set to 0000, and can not be reset. Any phone with the My Satis app could connect to the toilet.
The toilet uses bluetooth to receive instructions via the app, but the Pin code for every model is hardwired to be four zeros (0000), meaning that it cannot be reset and can be activated by any phone with the My Satis app, a report by reveals.
Just think of the mischief you could play with your mates loo?
It's a rare morning when Downtime does not need a large shot of caffeine to get us off to a productive start, but one coffee shop in Taiwan seems to have taken the idea of your own personalised Latte a step too far.
Let's Cafe, which operates coffee kiosks in the FamilyMart chain of convenience shops in the country, have devised a system where a customer can take a selfie on their smartphone and upload it to the machine, which then recreates the image on the coffee foam in brown, edible powder.
Apart from being perplexed at who on Earth is narcissistic enough to want to sip their own face from their morning Java, Downtime does recognise this as an excellent solution to the chaps at our local, generic coffee shop regularly misspelling our name, apparently mistaking us for an abbey from a popular ITV period drama.
Yes, you read the headline right, more than half of people regularly use their mobile devices in bed, with 5% shockingly using their mobile while in the middle of having sex with their partner.*
Narly half check their social networks and emails on their
mobile devices instead of listening to their partner, while 40% use their phones
while sat on the toilet - please remember to wash your hands!
Narly half check their social networks and emails on their mobile devices instead of listening to their partner, while 40% use their phones while sat on the toilet - please remember to wash your hands!
So apparently 45% of people admit that technology
prevents them from ever truly switching off and relaxing in their spare time. Well we don't know about relaxing, but if there's a drop in birth rates next
year, we can all blame the iPhone 5.
So apparently 45% of people admit that technology prevents them from ever truly switching off and relaxing in their spare time. Well we don't know about relaxing, but if there's a drop in birth rates next year, we can all blame the iPhone 5.
*Study conducted by UK technology manufacturer, Storage Options
Fujitsu have launched a personal laptop specifically designed for womankind.
Because of course every woman NEEDS a laptop sporting soft pastel colours, a pearl for an on/off button, diamantés as well as horoscope applications.
Well, the ladies in the Computer Weekly office don't actually know how they've lived and worked until now. Not to mention that the name "Floral Kiss" makes our low-calorie lunch of salad and water come back to say hello.
Available in feminine pink, elegant white and luxury brown.
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