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“Imagine if you could switch on the heating, close the blinds and even control what your children are watching on TV — all from the touch of a button on your iPad.

Today a London company demonstrated how it could be commonplace in the future by creating the capital’s ultimate techy home.

The Evening Standard was given a sneak preview of the two-storey showhouse in Fitzrovia, which cost £1.4 million to create and features about £500,000 worth of equipment. It has been created to show how technology can simplify people’s lives.

Everything — including music, coffee machines, CCTV, heating and cinema — is synced to a centralised system controlled from an app on a phone or iPad. To use it, owners select which room they want to control from a plan of the 4,000 sq ft house.

Touch screen: the creators say the iPad brand gives people confidence in the technology.  It can be operated remotely, from work or when the owners are out, so they can see what is going on, prepare the house for when they get home or control what their children are watching on television.

The operating system was designed and created by home automation company Cornflake, which built the house as its showroom.

It also features pop-up TV screens, an iPad-controlled coffee machine, a revolving dance floor, a cinema, mirror TVs and the world’s first ultra-HD TV.”

The Daily Mail also reported “A tap that is controlled by an iPad makes lattes at a touch of a button. It is the world's first i-coffee machine, designed originally for super-yachts, and makes hot drinks within 45 seconds. The machine can also remember how you take certain drinks. It also makes fresh orange juice, chilled water and boiling water for cooking.”

Source: London Evening Standard & The Daily Mail

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