[email protected] Is The Best Worst Thing That Could Happen To Home Automation

As the resident Engadget home automation nerd, Google’s [email protected] announcement rocked my little low-powered RF world yesterday.

Seeing a brand like Google get behind home automation is the stuff I’ve been dreaming about ever since Nokia dipped a toe into the tepid Z-Wave waters back in 2008. Unfortunately, Nokia abandoned its Home Control centre ambitions shortly thereafter, leaving the industry in the hands of such consumer powerhouses as Zensys, Sigma Designs, ExpressControls, AMX Corp, Control 4, Echelon, and Jung. Heard of them? No, no you haven’t, and that’s my point.

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