Mapping the smart home to make it even more intelligent

10/6/2013 | GigaOm

Companies are getting closer to offering fine-grained presence to home-automation networks, technology that would, for example, let users know when they received a text message by blinking the lights in a given room. New products, such as Apple's iBeacon and Estimote sensors, are starting to make these indoor mapping features more affordable, according to a report that also details the smartphone's role in the emerging technology.

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