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Wireless technology takes the hassle out of home automation
Wireless technology takes the hassle out of home automation

“You’re going to totally love this,” the electrician said as he pulled speaker wires through my wall. “Totally plug-and-play. Once I set it up, you never have to reboot or refresh the device, and you control it with your iPhone.” The device was the music system called Sonos, and while the electrician was sincere, I remained skeptical. Has there ever been an Internet- or remote-controlled appliance that was maintenance-free? I’ve had satellite and cable television before, you know. (Never, ever hide a DVR behind a wall.) When he was finished turning the last screw on the in-ceiling speaker, the electrician took my phone, downloaded an app, programmed in...

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