Must watch: GE's smart light bulb reset process is a masterpiece... of modern techno-insanity

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For the total craziness of it, this is a must read article and then watch the video in the article.

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By Kieren McCarthy 20 Jun 2019

Being an early adopter can be a frustrating experience as kinks are ironed out, bugs are squashed, and interfaces are improved. It comes with the territory. However, there is simply no excuse for what General Electric (GE) has done to users of its smart light bulbs.

Called, bafflingly, C by GE, these Bluetooth, Alexa, and Google Assistant-compliant LED products have it all. They allow for "smarter lighting in every way," says GE: put them on a schedule; change the ambiance in real time; control them with your voice while, um, carrying your dog.

There's only one minor niggle: how to reset them if you encounter a glitch, or you need to reconfigure them from scratch. For some reason, GE decided not to install a physical reset button – you know, one of those tiny holes that you have to stick a pin or paperclip into. Instead, it programmed the devices to factory reset after being turning on and off in a specific pattern.

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