The next big trend in computing is quietly taking over your home, and you may not even know it. Don't worry, though. If the digital lifestyle is about anything, it's using technology to make your life easier, and safer.
We've told you about developments in artificial intelligence, where AI robots will vastly improve your life. They'll be taking on dangerous jobs like fighting wildfires, or repetitive tasks like building a car on a conveyor belt.
But, at home, the digital lifestyle centers on the Internet of Things. That's a fancy term for smart gadgets that you may already be using, like an Internet-connected webcam to remotely monitor your house. Or perhaps you're using your smartphone to turn on the lights, close your garage door, or adjust your thermostat.
It's a big business. In fact, people will spend about $330 billion over the next decade on IoT devices. Those devices will communicate with each other, and automatically perform tasks like vacuuming while you're at work.
Pretty soon, you'll have so many smart gadgets that'll be tough to manage them all. That is, unless you have one system to monitor and control all your gadgets. HomeGenie communicates with multiple devices and integrates all of them into one automation environment.