The new way to run your home is through a few smart devices. Turning on the AC or turning up the heat is no longer a matter of standing over the thermostat and moving dials or punching tiny keys while trying to read that LED layout. Or what about cooking, turning lights on and off at particular hours or how about a welcome home light when you pull up the driveway. Its makes for a new look, feel and atmosphere in your home.
The article here show of a few of the more popular ones. Remember that many of these have their own adaptations for particular instances. A number of them are not that expensive, also remember that you can build onto these one at a time.