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Friday, March 18, 2016

Microsoft had a plan to automate your home

Microsoft's Research arm, which spends much of its time pursuing "moonshot" projects, created a home automation software product before both Apple and Google did, but never capitalised on the idea.

The software, named HomeOS, was just that: an operating system for the home.

Business Insider spoke to several of those involved with the project, which started in 2010, about why HomeOS was never turned into a real-life product.

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