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A collaboration between beauty company L’Oreal and generally solid tech upstart Withings, this Wi-Fi hair brush (yes, you read that correctly) has an onboard microphone (again, yep) that listens to hair as you brush to identify hair issues. Simultaneously, various sensors count brush strokes, measure brushing patterns, and determine how much pressure you’re applying to your scalp.

Source: Wired Magazine

Date: January 11, 2017

Link: https://www.wired.com/2017/01/dumb-smart-gear-thatll-get-hacked-2017/

Discussion

1) Why might it be useful for someone to hack a hairbrush?

2) What other everyday items could you embed WiFi and data collection/analytics into to provide some utility?

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