The high-tech-home revolution is taking longer than advertised

BLAME IT ON THE JETSONS. TWO YEARS ago, the so-called smart home seemed poised to follow the Internet and smartphone as the next big revolution in consumer technology. Devices ranging from app-controlled air conditioners to water purifiers that automatically reorder fresh filters online promised to distribute the benefits of Internet connectivity and algorithmic intelligence throughout the home, rendering dwellings healthier and more efficient. Anticipating this shift, Google

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