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The popularity of many technologies is rooted in their ability to make our lives easier. A proliferation of apps, online services, gadgets and tools are now available to act as our virtual personal assistants. We find out how these existing technologies help us cross items ranging from grocery shopping to waiting for the cable guy off our to-do lists, and learn about devices bringing us closer to the promise of the 'Internet of Things.'

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