Virtual assistants divice, point the way to the future

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We all need a little help sometimes. After all, what are cloud-based, artificially intelligent software agents for? By now we’re all familiar with the usual suspects: Siri, Google Now, Cortana and Alexa. They introduced most of us to the idea of talking to, rather than via, a phone, computer or home appliance. But let’s face it: These …

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Smart power outlets and plugs for house and office

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Internet-enabled electrical outlets, plugs, power strips and switches are a great way to start building a smart home. They add convenience to any appliance and can make a big dent in your electric bills by keeping unused appliances turned off and reducing “standby” consumption. You’ll be able to turn devices on and off remotely from …

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