Devices from the company SmartThings.
Devices from the company SmartThings. - 
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We talk from time to time on Marketplace Tech about the "Internet of Things" -- the world where every thing is connected together, from appliances to cars to us. The concept can be a bit abstract, but Kevin Roose, writing for New York Magazine, makes it more concrete. For a week he plunged in to the Internet of Things and tells Marketplace Tech's Mark Garrison why the future is almost here.

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