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10 products that make your home smarter

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A dream house with a brain

The smart home has come a long way since the Clapper.

While many home-automation products are still nothing but talk, this past year has seen a number of viable smart-home devices hit the market—focusing more on practical applications and affordability than in previous years. The technological advances in smart-home devices on display at the January CES in Las Vegas show that the industry is moving out of its infancy—and quickly toward its promise of creating a house that can anticipate the needs of its occupants, saving energy and money at the same time.

Here are a few smart-home devices to watch if you're interested in raising your home's IQ.

—By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 11 March 2014

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