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What is it actually like to live in a house filled with IoT devices?

While a lot of people might have an Amazon Echo, or a Roomba vacuum cleaner, what would it be like if someone filled their house to the brim with these gadgets? This idea inspired Gizmodo reporters Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu to test it in action, with Hill acting as the guinea pig and Mattu as the researcher observing the results. In the piece, Hill lists a number of issues that quickly become apparent, most notably that she and her partner became creeped out by cameras recording their every move and frustrated by coffee makers that refused to listen to instructions. On the more worrying end of the scale, Mattu’s observations showed a near-continuous stream of data being sent from these machines to their creators, even when no one was at home.

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