Smart Temperature Control–The smart thermostat, a hot little high-tech gadget that is almost too cool for the room. Many smart thermostats have the ability to learn your preferred home temperature habits and then program themselves accordingly. While you’re away, a smartphone app allows you to remotely dial the thermostat up or down, so you’ll never waste money and energy heating or cooling an empty house.
Magic Mirror: Researchers at New York Times Lab have created something of a Snow White style magic mirror that would tell you anything from what the weather is like outside to how a particular tie would suit you. Jokes please. only tell me good things.
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