By now you know Windows 10 arriving July 29, you know that it's a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, you know it brings back the Start button and introduces other exciting features and you also know the features you might be used to that it won't have. However, there's a hidden feature that no one is talking about, and it could be a game changer.
It's called AllJoyn and, despite the silly name, it could be the missing piece of the puzzle in creating the smart home of the future. Like Google's Project Brillio and Apple's HomeKit, AllJoyn is meant to help smart "Internet of Things" gadgets communicate without fuss or muss.
The major difference is Brillio is brand new and HomeKit requires gadgets with a special Apple chip. AllJoyn has been around for a while and it's completely software-based so it can work on any gadget.
AllJoyn was developed by a group called the AllSeen Alliance, which includes more than 150 companies, including big names in technology like Honeywell, LG and Qualcomm. Some of these company's products already have AllJoyn built in.