15 Internet Devices to Make Life Easier -- or Less Annoying

By Bloomberg News - 2013-12-03T18:21:04Z

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SmartThings Home Kit

Price: $299

Among the startups gaining attention in the connected device world is SmartThings. The home-automation kit includes a hub, outlet and sensors that can detect temperature, motion and when something is open or closed. The system can send you mobile alerts when a person or pet has arrived or left, or when doors or drawers are opened or closed. You can also have a light or TV automatically turn on when motion is detected.

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