Talk of the Town - Real Estate News from the Hamptons and North Fork

December 14, 2014

A Smarter Smart Home

by Marco Kaye, The New Yorker Much progress has been made in the field of “smart” household appliances. The latest connected devices can anticipate and assist, even understand. They blink in pleasant, informative ways. Many can dance. They talk to one another and, after you go to work, will continue talking behind your back. The objects get to know you better than you know yourself. In fact, they will stop at nothing in pursuit of your total well-being. Here are a few of the more interesting recent breakthroughs: LIGHTING: Smart lighting listens for conversational tone, knows the time of day, and adjusts for acne. The lights also change color based on physiology. Scrunch up your face and they’ll turn red....

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