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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What's next for the smart home? A reason to buy one would be nice

Are you using a Nest to control the heating in your home? Does you car have an Internet connection? Are you wearing a smartwatch or even Google Glass? If so, you’re embracing the Internet of Things and can consider yourself a pioneer. However, all these examples are only the beginning, and the next stage in connecting every electronic piece of hardware you own to the Internet, a phenomenon that is just starting to get underway.

At the IoT World Forum in London this month, companies gathered to chat about how to speed up the process. Unfortunately, if you’ve got a vision of a simple, cross-platform connected home, you’re in for a bit of a wait; the industry is waiting too.

What’s the problem? No one has stepped up to belt out to the world, “This is why you need a connected home, and it’s amazing!” Because no one’s quite sure what that thing is yet. The search for that solid, compelling reason to pay for all this cool, new, connected tech seems to be the holdup.

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/home/no-one-has-found-a-convincing-way-to-sell-the-smart-home

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