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New O’Reilly Book – Smart Home Hacks

O’Reilly has published a book about using gadgets such as X10 devices to build automated home security, convenience, and entertainment systems.
Smart Home Hacks, by Gordon Meyer, looks at relatively inexpensive ways to make your home the envy of the Jetsons.
The book covers how to:
Turn on lights automatically upon entering a room, or when the sun sets, or only when needed
Send reminders of important events to cell phones, email accounts, or pagers
Alert everyone in the house with chimes or voice announcements
Monitor the driveway, mailbox, refrigerator door, or litter box for activity
Monitor the home when nobody is there
Control the entire house from a web browser