How to make your dumb home smarter without spending a fortune
J Thoendell stashed this in Tech
If you go all out connecting your house, you can end up spending as much upgrading a smart home as it costs to build a dumb one. But you don't need a ton of proprietary gear to pimp your crib with 21st-century tech. Your smartphone and tablet already serve to consolidate your digital life, and they can do the same with your lights, power outlets, air conditioning and nanny cam -- even your door locks and Crock-Pot can be app-controlled, if you so please. Join us below to explore affordable options for your entire home, all of which can be installed yourself.
Stashed in: Internet of Things
Wow, this is way better than having to work the laser pointer for my cat MANUALLY! Sign me up for smartness!
I'm not ready for smart home yet. Let the early adopters work out all the bugs first.