11/21/2011 10:05 am ET Updated Nov 21, 2011

Microwave That Plays YouTube Videos? Uwave Lets You Watch Cats While Food Heats (VIDEO)

As if we weren't already being constantly entertained by glowing screens throughout 90% of the day, a few students from the University of Pennsylvania have developed a genius idea: Let us watch adorable cat videos while our food is in the microwave.

The invention, called the Uwave, is essentially a tablet computer attached to the door of a microwave. When the user enters a cook time, the Uwave finds a YouTube video of roughly the same length. That three minutes it takes to heat up a Hot Pocket will fly by if we're watching Maru.

How long will we eventually go without watching viral videos throughout the day?

(via Hackaday)