The fee-free home automation platform is starting to look like a true contender for smart home supremacy.
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If you're looking for an easy and (relatively) affordable entry point into home automation, then SmartThings makes a lot of sense.
The familiar manual Honeywell thermostat will get a 21st-century upgrade by connecting over the Internet to Opower's home energy-efficiency recommendation service.
The second generation of the energy-saving Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition.
With startup Nest, the leader of the original iPod and iPhone teams and other Silicon Valley veterans have cooked up the Learning Thermostat, an entirely new approach to efficient home heating and cooling.