Easy-to-use, multi-functionality and widespread use of tablets and new services built for them are switching the smart home concept into a reality.

Portability, versatility and increasing computer performance of tablets are bringing completely new experiences, changing how we enjoy entertainment, shop, gather information, communicate and blend our digital and real worlds. This series by PSFK and Intel explores how improving tablet capabilities are changing the status quo in many aspects of our lives.

The notion of a smart home has been around for decades. New digital home security services, smart wireless door locks, Internet-connected thermostats and other technologies have become more common for home owners in recent years, but the thing most responsible for pushing the digital home trend into the mainstream just might be the rise in tablet computers.

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