"Smartphone Home" makes futuristic fantasy a reality

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) - A futuristic fantasy is fast becoming reality with a computer-controlled house or office, where everything from the lights to kitchen appliances are voice-activated and fully automated.

It’s owned by tech entrepreneur Matt Mullenweg, an investor in Smartthings, the company responsible for all the technology.

Tough work commute? Your kitchen lamp will tell you. Green means no traffic.

Your home will tell you the forecast before you step outside. All you have to do is open the door.

Smartthings makes use of a hub that’s kind of like a router. Once you’ve installed it, you can download different apps on the Smartthings platform to control different devices.

And here’s a cool one: Your connected home plays your music of choice when you step inside. It’s part of a larger trend of technology moving beyond your smartphone.

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