“Hey Siri, turn off the kitchen light,” Brandon Bailey reports for The Associated Press.
“The first ‘smart’ home gadgets that can be controlled by Apple’s voice-activated digital assistant are going on sale this week,” Bailey reports. “The new products could be an important step forward for the emerging industry of ‘smart’ or ‘connected’ homes, where appliances, thermostats and even door locks contain computer chips that communicate wirelessly.”
“While a number of companies are working on similar products, analysts say Apple could persuade more consumers to try them by making it easy to control different products from a familiar device, such as the iPhone,” Bailey reports. “The tie-in with Apple means a user can control those apps with Siri, the voice-activated digital assistant on Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Users must link with an Apple TV box to control from outside the home.”
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