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Tech Questions? Get Answers: 3/8/2023

Q: Can I turn on my coffee pot with my computer or smartphone?

A: Yes! Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT)! Many devices are being made “Internet Enabled.” Refrigerators, washers, dryers, and even coffee makers now have computers in them that can connect to the internet. These smart devices are connected to apps on your phone, or through a website, you can log onto with your computer. These apps and websites are created by the appliance manufacturer and give you many options to monitor and control your appliance.

But beware! As mentioned in last week’s column, when a door is opene...


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