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Smart phones can control “Smart Homes”

At a tech fair in Japan the concept of a “Smart Home” was shown off. A Smart Home is a home in which many of its appliances and other electronics are synced up to a mobile device that can then be controlled from the mobile device. From ovens to washing machines to cars, they will all be able to be synced up to mobile devices such as a smart phone or an iPad for more control. This innovation will change the mobile world drastically. For example, if you’re on your way home from work you can turn your air conditioner on in the house before you reach home, so that the house will be cool when you get home. You could also keep an iPad at home to basically serve as a remote control for your entire house. Imagine turning on your fireplace and then turning down the heat and turning on a movie all with the same remote.

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