In December, I converted my one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco into a “smart home.” I connected as many of my appliances and belongings as I could to the internet: an Amazon Echo, my lights, my coffee maker, my baby monitor, my kid’s toys, my vacuum, my TV, my toothbrush, a photo frame, a sex toy, and even my bed.

Source: The House That Spied on Me

It’s a good story on the privacy and especially the practicality of living in a smart home.

I recognise quite a lot in that much of it is quite a bit of hassle, especially trying to get it working the way you want it to!