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Houses that think: Are smart homes really a smart idea?

I saw this article on the ReNew and it's quite interesting (and sad).  Knowing that these smart devices use little power when standing-by, but I was not aware of that adding them up would come to such a scale. 

http://renew.org.au/articles/houses-that-think-are-smart-homes-really-a-smart-idea/?mc_cid=7c8d83438f&mc_eid=d4d61202f4

Enjoy the read.  Think twice before you commit to smart home.

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