Why all connected smart devices should be free


Smart devices. They are everywhere. Even if you don’t read a single online article, a walk around your local BestBuy, Target, or Walmart you can’t but help seeing the growing aisles of devices promising to make your life that little bit easier. From thermostats, garage doors, security (?) cameras, door locks, bulbs, wall outlets, dimmer switches, drip-monitors, to even smoke-alarms they are all vying for our attention in our Internet-connected world. This is before we get to the countless consumer devices, like the swarm of voice-activated plastic towers (yes, I am looking at you Amazon and Google), baby-monitors to pet-monitors…

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