DIY Smart Home: LittleBits' New Kit Connects Old Appliances to the Internet

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The promise of future technology is that all your dumb household stuff will become smart. The lock on your front door, your smoke alarm, your thermostat will all “speak” to you through your phone, and vice versa. The problem with this domestic Internet of Things (IoT)—apart from the annoyance of receiving messages from your coffeemaker—is that it requires swapping perfectly serviceable gadgets in favor of ones that can connect to the cloud.

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