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homes

SMART TVS AND APPLIANCES

ABOVE:
Appliances have
gone high-tech, and
can allow you to
preheat your oven
while driving home,
or get the weather
and news from your
refrigerator.

INSET:
Smart thermostats
learn your heating
and cooling
preferences and
adjust automatically,
saving on energy
bills.

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To Get Smarter,
Consult These
Sources:
Thewirecutter.com
The New York Times site
provides product reviews and
advice if you plan to DIY your
smart home.
Cnet.com
Reliable tech web site goes
deep on ins and outs of smart
homes.
Sound Decisions
and Audiotronics
Local Roanoke companies can
design, implement and service
a plan if you don't want to DIY.

If you are in the market for a new TV, you have more
options than ever. A smart TV has integrated WiFi
and interactive features which can allow you to stream
music and video, browse the Internet and view photos
from your phone or other device.
Smart TVs can eliminate the need for devices like a
Roku or Fire TV, simplifying streaming from services
like Netflix or Prime. Some smart TVs also allow you
to mirror what's on your phone, tablet or computer to
the television screen. So, if you were watching in the
Netflix app on your phone, you could walk into your
home and mirror it to the TV, never losing your place
in the show.
In the kitchen, WiFi-enabled ovens and cooktops
can help you control temperature, preheating and
cooking time remotely. Stuck in traffic? You can
preheat the oven so it's ready for your pizza when you
walk in the door, or you can turn down the heat on
soup that's been simmering on the stove.
Nearly every appliance for home use is being
adapted for smart technology, so options continue
to flood the market. Heating and cooling systems

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