Americans Want A Smart Home Because They Are Anxious, Forgetful And Couch Potatoes — Tech News And Analysis

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photo: S. Higginbotham Seven in ten Americans want a smart home so they can turn on lights, close garage doors and lock their back door from their bed according to survey data released Wednesday by Lowes . The other primary reason they want a smart home is because they want security cameras and monitoring, and 21 percent of them are willing to pay a monthly fee in order to get it. http://gigaom.com/2014/08/27/americans-want-a-smart-home-because-they-are-anxious-forgetful-and-couch-potatoes/

Home Prices in 20 U.S. Cities Rose in June at a Slower Pace – Bloomberg

Estimates ranged from 7.7 percent to 9 percent. Another report confirmed price gains are decelerating. Property values rose 0.8 percent in the second quarter from the previous three months after increasing 1.3 percent at the start of the year, according to figures from the Federal Housing Finance Agency. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-26/home-prices-in-20-u-s-cities-increased-in-june-at-a-slower-pace.html

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