Microsoft is reported to have bought home entertainment technology startup id8 Group R2 Studios, in an effort to beef up its Xbox console.
There is certainly no lack of devices on the market that will allow you to remotely view just who is knocking at your front door.
I'm sure there are a lot of people out there who like the idea of home automation.
An Australian man has hacked Apple's Siri voice assistant to turn it into a home automation controller.
If you thought there were limits to Google's plans for world domination, think again.