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8 Best Articles on Smart Home

The most useful articles on smart home from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Smart Home Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on smart home by Refind users.

  1. 6 Smart Home Gadgets That Are Actually Worth Owning
  2. Smartphone is now ‘the place where we live’, anthropologists say
  3. The House That Spied on Me
  4. Controlling My Family’s Smart Home Is Driving Us Mad
  5. How to stop your smart home spying on you

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Short Articles

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Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on smart home.

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Smart Home, including:

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Fast Company

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Ars Technica

Original news, reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech.

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The Verge

http://theverge.com covers life in the future.

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WIRED

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  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
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Which sources does Refind monitor on smart home?

We monitor hundreds of sources on smart home, including Fast Company, Ars Technica, The Verge, WIRED, Gizmodo, and many more.

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