Turkey’s internet is all fucked up right now thanks to their president.
If this is the future, I opt-out.
Brad is the star of ‘Addicted Products,’ a design experiment recently named Best in Show at the 2014 Interaction Awards. As a connected toaster, he’s in constant contact with other connected toasters like him — and thus keenly aware of how much action they’re getting. If he’s not being used as much as his friends, Brad gets upset. He’ll wiggle his little handle to get your attention, begging you to make some toast or at least to give him a reassuring pat on the side. Ignore him long enough, and he’ll take a more drastic measure: pinging a network of potential owners to find a new home.
I’m not sure how io9 developed, but it’s now a Gawker blog. And Rob Bricken, the founder of Topless Robot is now a writer, full time I believe with io9.