So just what are the world’s elite technical resources up to these days to advance the state of the art in functional, empowering techno-gagetry?

If my own personal experience and the existence of this mind blowing product are any gauge, then I think Roy from the IT Crowd pretty well summarizes it best, "Have you tried turning it off and on again?" Yes, this power outlet extension senses a loss of wifi signal and power cycles the outlet which presumably has your router plugged into it.

What’s really blowing my mind at the moment, however, is that I actually need this product to do exactly what it is claiming to do.

I really wish that all wifi routers were compatible with user installed operating systems. Even given the tumultuous world of free software (OpenWRT just forked into LEDE) at least I could choose my own problems.