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15 Internet Devices to Make Life Easier -- or Less Annoying

By Bloomberg News - 2013-12-03T18:21:04Z

Courtesy Firebox

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Mornings are frantic, and every second counts. With the iKettle from Firebox, you can start heating up water for coffee or tea from your bedroom by pressing a button on your iPhone. By the time you get dressed and make it to the kitchen, a kettle full of boiling water -- or whatever temperature is ideal for the type of tea you prefer -- will be waiting.

The iKettle, which is available for pre-order and expected to ship on Dec. 12, can also double as an alarm clock. The app sounds an alarm on your phone to wake you up, and then lets you turn on the kettle from there.

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