Smart Homes

Soon it will be possible to send a text to your refrigerator asking if you’re running low on milk. The fridge will text you back based on what the appliance’s built- in camera reveals. Already, you can pull up the weather forecast on your stovetop and light your fireplace with a simple voice command.

These are just a few of the technological advances that can be found now (or likely will soon show up) in smart homes, which enable Internet-connected home appliances and systems to be more complementary with 21st-century lifestyles.