The idea of a “smart home” gained visibility over a decade ago with Bill Gates’ Washington home. Gates’ estate is worth over $160 Million, but you can implement similar advances into your home for a whole lot less. Here are some fun and practical tech features for your home:
- Remote home-monitoring. Homeowners can control their appliances and lighting from their pcs or cell phones.
- Security. Video feeds can be monitored via mobile devices. Sensors can also alert people on their mobile device. One company offering this service is Homesite.
- Underwater music. Bill Gates’ home has an underwater music system and so do hotels like The Unique in Sao Paulo. We predict that soon this technology will we widely available for homes.
- Archos TV. This wireless keyboard remote is Android capable and even has gesture control. It was featured at the CEDIA Electronics Show, which shows many of the latest tech developments.
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