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VIDEO: Apple Wants to Control Your Home Through Your iPhone

Our experts discuss if the time for the smart home has arrived.​​​​​​​​​​​
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During its WWDC keynote address on Monday, Apple announced HomeKit, the company's attempt at home automation. When connected to compatible devices, you'll be able to turn lights on and off, lock doors, adjust your thermostat, and more. They're not the first company to get into this business, but, so far, no one has made the idea of a "smart home" really take off for the masses.

In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if the time for the smart home has arrived.

What about you, readers? Are you enticed by the idea of home automation or do you prefer your home to be run manually? Tell us in the comments below.


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