The Importance of Smart Speakers

on February 20, 2018
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One of the most important markets for the tech industry is the connected home. Connected thermostats, televisions, lights, appliances, security cameras, door locks, etc have gained strong consumer interest around the world and is at the heart of making homes and even offices smarter.
I have been studying the connected home since 2002 and wrote one of the first reports on this idea in 2004 about having a home with devices connected to the Internet. In that report, I stated that while I saw the potential of connected devices, I believed that they would only gain real traction when they had more processing power behind them, better connectivity, and were controlled centrally.  

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