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Intel Hopes to Make Its Mark on the Tiny House Movement

Tucked into a compact venue in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District, is a 200 square foot tiny house.

Tucked into a compact venue in San Francisco’s trendy Mission District, is a 200 square foot tiny house. Intel Vice President of the Internet Of Things, Rose Schooler, said it’s an example of integrated technologies for our homes. 'What we’re trying to show is how a connected home can bring a new user experience.' Schooler said the tiny house is the next step in smart home technologies. 'Today in your current home you may have singular devices, maybe a smart thermostat, maybe a smart security system. In the future what we’re trying to do is bring all those experiences together,' she said. Much like the smart phone integrated several devices, the same goes for this house. The thermostat knows when you’re home and sets the temperature accordingly. The smart lights adjust to your favorite settings. And the house knows when, and when not to brew your morning coffee. It can even tell when there is a problem with the plumbing. 'Because of the API connections in the cloud we have the ability to pull up a plumber, call the plumber, schedule an appointment and have them come,' said Martin Despain, the director of Intel's Smart Home project. And when the plumber arrives, a face recognition camera at the front door can tell the smart lock to let the plumber in, even if you’re not home.

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