Is a ‘Smart Home’ worth it?

June 23, 2014

Smart-home company SmartThings has developed technology that allows a home to learn a homeowner’s behavior, adjust lights according to their preferences, announce the weather as coffee is brewing, and let the homeowners control their surroundings through a swipe on their smartphone. Wall Street Journal columnist Christopher Mims explains why he thinks all this complexity may be a hindrance, not a help.

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