Whether you want to know if your kids are headed home or need Pandora to switch on when you approach your car, a small gadget is at your service

A new device out of British Columbia might bring tech-enabled lifestyles one step closer to full-on Jetsons-like automation; with a small, oblong personal beacon in their pockets, highly connected users may soon be greeted at day's end by well-lit, warmed homes with freshly brewed coffee in the air and celebratory tweets sent into the ether — all triggered by simply opening their front doors.

The team behind Signul bills the device as “the World's First Personal Beacon System,” and offers an empowering stance on device management and oversight: “Streamline your life and automate things with a simple tool that leverages the power of beacon technology to do your bidding.”

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