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Home, sweet home: An emigrant’s view of Brexit

Our Perspective guest is photographer Ed Alcock. Born in the UK but living in France since the turn of the century, Alcock says he feels excluded from his home country. In the days following Brexit he travelled across the UK visiting rural areas to find out more about why people voted to leave. Juxtaposing the […]

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7 Key Takeaways From Apple WWDC 2019: Home Automation & More

In terms of priority, Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is second to the autumn iPhone launch. This year, though, with iPhone sales down for the first time in a decade and the smartphone market seemingly plateauing, WWDC 2019 took on whole new meaning when Apple home automation, along with system and product updates, became a […]

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Home Builders Are Embracing Smart Home Technology

Half of all consumers state that smart home technology is a key feature they look for in their next intended home purchase home. That is already reason enough for home builders to start harnessing the power of domotics, there’s more. With 37.5 million smart homes already in place in the U.S and that figure projected […]

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Keep Your Smart Home Safe

How to Keep Your Smart Home Safe Turning your home into a smart home is full of benefits. One of the biggest concerns people often have with having a smart home, is the fear of “Is it safe?” The truth is smart home devices is equipped with several devices that are connected to the internet […]

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Do it Yourself Home Automation: Start Here

Today’s look at where to start with home automation DIY is very much angled toward beginners. If you’re an old hand at using voice assistants to control your smart home devices, an Insteon expert, or well underway building out the smart home of your dreams, this guide is absolutely not for you. We’d urge you […]

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Here’s a lesson from the 108,000 millionaires who left their home countries last year

According to a recent report from Bloomberg, more than 108,000 millionaires left their home countries last year in search of greener pastures. Most emigrated from countries like China and Russia… no surprise there. India also saw a large outflow of millionaires as tax authorities tightened their grip. And Turkey continues to see an exodus, in […]

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Amazon and Its Emerging Home Automation Line

If you think about Amazon’s role in smart home devices and technology, there’s one product that instantly springs to mind… Smart speakers. With the enduringly popular Echo family with the ubiquitous digital assistant Alexa onboard, Amazon has already exerted a stranglehold on a key segment of the market. Amazon’s approach with smart speakers exemplifies the […]

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Lower your Bills with These Smart Home Devices

There’s nothing smarter than having smart home devices that save you money. Smart home devices can be used to make you your money, and your time more efficient. By adding household automation and remote control access to some of your home systems, you can lower your consumption and lower your bills in the process. These […]

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Smart Home Devices Guide of 2019

The range and scope of smart home devices in 2019 have never been stronger. Maybe you’re already using the occasional smart light bulb and are looking for more in your connected home. If you’re already fully invested in home automation and you’re looking to get even more from your smart home. Either way, you’re in […]

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Why Don’t You Have These 5 Essential Smart Home Devices?

Maybe you’re a complete beginner when it comes to home automation. If not, it’s easy to overlook the basics of essential smart home devices. Perhaps, on the other hand, your pretty tech-savvy and already enjoying the benefits of a connected home. Either way, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of smart home devices […]

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