The Internet of Things is the next frontier of global communications and commerce.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the burgeoning field of smart homes.
These devices, which use the internet to connect devices to the cloud, could eventually make it possible for consumers to shop and purchase without having to wait for a store to open or for their bank account to clear.
The IoT is one of the most promising developments in technology.
But the technology has been slow to catch on, with major players still holding back from building products on top of the new standard.
The smart home is one such example.
It is an increasingly complex and ever-changing space.
It has been described as the next big thing.
But what does this mean for the future of the smart home?
RTE’s James Dolan looks at how smart home tech is changing the way we live.
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