Smart thermometer enables old ovens to connect to smartphones

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

New devices — such as Mellow, the water cooker that can be operated through a smartphone — are making food preparation much easier for those without the skills or time to cook a meal to perfection. For those not planning to trade in their oven or grill anytime soon, however, Range OI is a device that turns any existing cooker into a smart one. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the system comprises a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer that can be used with any oven, alongside an app for smartphones and smartwatches. The thermometer rests in a dock that's connected to any oven,…

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