Faulty update brainwashes AEG microwaves into thinking they’re steam ovens

Steven Kok

The Next Web


Faulty update brainwashes AEG microwaves into thinking they’re steam ovens

Every now and then a story pops up that makes us doubt if we’re not living in Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. And today, friends, is every now and then.  Since about two weeks ago, all AEG KMK968000T microwave ovens in the Benelux have stopped working. Caused by a wrong software update, the kitchen appliances have achieved a state that is usually reserved for tech writers: an identity crisis. All of them think they’re steam ovens – ovens with a steaming function. The KMK968000T. Black on the outside, panicking on the inside. The microwaves accidentally received a software update that brainwashed them.…

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