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Building the House of Tomorrow

Today’s cars are technological marvels. They can be started remotely and use cameras in reverse—some even drive themselves. But when it comes to our homes, why do we still turn a metal key to get inside, exert ourselves to open windows, and walk to the door to see who’s there? The auto industry is just a software chip away introduced us to: voice control.

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