LAS VEGAS -- The notion of "smart appliances" and "home automation" have been dominant themes at CES for years -- decades, even -- but they always seemed to be just over the horizon, a Jetsons fantasy that would never come true.
But technology has a funny way of catching up with fantasy. The Connected Home is finally -- finally -- becoming a real thing. And not just for gadget tinkerers and eggheads, either.
With the smart appliance category on the precipice of going mainstream, CES 2014 was a perfect time to take stock of this emerging … Read more