Control devices via location

Apple have filed and been granted a patent on using your location to control devices such ahs lights, heating and other home appliances.

The technology could allow you to have your house lights turn on as you enter the street, air conditioning come on to have your house at that ideal temperature as you step inside and much more.

As with most of Apple’s “technology”, home automation is not new, neither is the idea of having location triggered events; however Apple have brought the two together in this patent entitled “System and method of determining location of wireless communication devices/persons for controlling/adjusting operation of devices based on the location

I always question patents like this, Apple have tons of cash to fight patents and have a lot of power in that way when the technology already exisits. I guess with enough lawyers and patent experts you can word anything to sound specific and new or claim something already invented belongs to you, especially with the recent change declaring first to file rather than first to invent. A major flaw in the US Patent system if you ask me.

Apple patents location-based technology to control devices remotely | Apple – CNET News.


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