Deprived of a defective battery, phone resorts to remotely starting oven to satisfy pyromania

August 25, 2009
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The oven is just saying HI! What’s the big deal? Seen on Engadget Mobile: a highly unusual situation.

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It seems that the phone somehow triggers the burners on his Magic Chef range to ignite when it’s called — in fact, they don’t just light up, they go straight to the hellish “HI” setting, as the appliance’s display is eager to point out — and other phones tested have incited similar effects.

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