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Stories with subject: Household technology
  • Iowa veteran's smart home rezoning request denied 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 9:36 am

    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - The Cedar Falls City Council has rejected a rezoning request for a disabled Afghanistan war veteran who wants to build a "smart home" in a remote area to accommodate his disabilities.

  • Chinese buying spree accelerates with takeover of GE unit story has photos
    Updated: Jan-15-16 7:30 am

    BEIJING - Haier Group, the world's biggest home appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.'s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its U.S. and global presence.

  • You can set up your smart home now - if you're tenacious 
    Updated: Jan-07-16 10:56 am

    NEW YORK - A fully automated home is still years away, but the building blocks are already here: the phone that turns on the coffee maker from the bedroom, the thermostat that controls the lights when you're away, the window shades that lift when you say "good morning."