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Mar 14, 2019 5:17 PM 1+ mon ago

Whatever happened to those dumb smart products we wrote about in 2017?

Almost anything you buy these days can be loaded with sensors, LEDs, and Wi-Fi, and then labeled "smart." Light bulbs? Check. Door locks? Yep. Sprinklers? Of course.

But as manufacturers rush to "smartify" everything, we wonder if all these new inventions are really necessary. We get bombarded with pitches for dubious smart gadgets all day long, but some of them truly make us question the trajectory of technology. We published this list of some of the dumbest smart technology in 2017, but thought it would be a good idea to check in two years later to see if the products still exist or have died due to their dumbness. Here's what we found out.

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