What comes to mind when you think of a Smart Home? Wi Fi enabled light bulbs, video doorbells, cloud connected robot vacuums, or smart fridges perhaps? Brands like Google Nest or everything enabled with Amazons Alexa? While often providing some genuine convenience, these devices are also usually designed to invite and lock users into manufacturers ecosystems. Create a cool piece of hardware, youll make one sale. Create a cool piece of hardware that extracts recurring monthly service fees for...

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