Two facts that both excite and annoy us: one, the smart house, where everything is integrated, is on its way. Two: that’s going to involve a whole lot of installing things, which will be annoying.
Here’s one small way it can be less annoying: switchmate ($103 on indigogo). Basically, it’s a light switch that connects to a smartphone app, allowing you to control your lights from your phone. Even better, it snaps right over your existing light switches.