The move to incorporate smarter technology into our homes is finally here, and the field looks to be largely dominated by two tech giants. The two giants--Apple and Google both made moves to acquire smaller companies that specifically aim to improve your home life via technology. It's worth noting that Gartner Research predicts "smart home" technology will add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020.
Mobile devices are now firmly entrenched in our lives. Whether it is a tablet, smartphone, or other such device it is extremely difficult to imagine how we could survive without them. We use them for business and in our personal lives to send texts, cruise the social networks, and to simply stay in touch with what's going on with everyone. Given the dependency upon mobile devices at what point do we have to recognize the potential for addiction? The most disturbing part of this is the fact that our children are using such devices at earlier and earlier ages.