Microwave plays YouTube videos while you wait

That absolutely unbearable two-minute wait until your microwaved food is ready can now be filled with viral videos.

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Ugh. There's no worse first-world problem than having to wait for your food to come out of the microwave.

Thanks to a group of young developers, you can now watch YouTube videos on your microwave while you're waiting for those delicious little White Castle burgers. Mmmm.

The uWave is basically an HP TouchPad connected to a microwave, but its functionality is so much more than that.

Starting the microwave also starts a process that pulls a popular YouTube video to play on the HP TouchPad. Once the timer goes off, you'll also be sent a text and a tweet. It's simply amazing. Can we please get these into production?

Developers Kevin Conley, Varun Sampath, Benjamin Shyong, and Teddy Zhang submitted their project to PennApps, a bi-annual hackathon held by the University of Pennsylvania, and won first place.

Congratulations, guys. Now can we do something about the DMV?

This story originally appeared on CBSNews.com.

 

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