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There is no such thing as a smart home: there's a lot of devices that you can interconnect that makes your home more interactive. But Google, Apple and Amazon are playing it from different directions.
- Apple is coming at it leveraging their entertainment and home angle -- but with low feature integration, the worst voice assistant and thus lower device count support.
- Google is attacking it like an OpenSource tech problem -- while acquiring their own device makers (Nest), and one of the best tech assistants
- Amazon is attacking it like a commerce company with a shopping focus -- while acquiring their own device makers (Ring).
- Microsoft's Cortana and solutions aren't even worth tracking by many. They haven't figured out this space any better than their mobile phone story -- so while they have a competent agent, and some integration technology, only a few people seem to care as the phone and device angle is being won by the other companies.
TL:DR; Google/Amazon have a home security story. Apple is falling behind. Microsoft who?
Forget what everyone tells you about buying a computer, I'm here to give you good advice. These are some hints as to how you should buy a computer; when should you move up the line (higher performance), or down the line (lower cost), and why? Where are the best values? Where should you spend your money? These are all just my opinions on what makes sense, but they're pretty objective ones.