You’re heading home on a cold winter’s eve, looking forward to warming up and relaxing after a busy day at the office.
As you pull off your exit on the freeway, you tap the voice command button on the steering wheel and say hello to your virtual valet, Alexa, telling her to turn on the lights and raise the thermostat at the house. But before you sign off, she also reminds you that there’s no beer in the refrigerator.
According to a new study by the high-tech research firm Gartner, a typical American home may contain as many as 500 smart devices by 2022. (more…)