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Voice-controlled smart homes are now on Amazon’s roadmap, as demand for cheaper prefab houses grows

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Vincent Paguia’s new house caused quite a spectacle when it arrived in his neighborhood in the beach town of Half Moon Bay, about 25 miles south of San Francisco. It took just three hours and some very heavy machinery to crane all the ready-made modules of his home into place…

Why doesn’t the company make apps for Amazon Echo and Google Home? Because your friends are its only advantage.

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The tech giants are fighting for a place in your home, but one of them holds the keys — your friends — and it isn’t sharing.

Amazon and Google have both built “smart displays” designed to show photos or useful information and to respond to search inquiries and commands as…

The Upgrade

Get ready for disappointment when you unwrap “smart” gadgets this year

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It’s a function of our collective laziness that turning Christmas lights on and off is a process worth automating. I’m not pointing fingers here: I’m lazy person number one and have been trying for years to get my Christmas lights on some sort of automated schedule. …

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