The automated home trend continues to burgeon, and a new automation hub called the Ninja Sphere is another new player in the developing space. This iteration works through bluetooth tags, so you receive alerts when anything you’ve tagged moves unusually. In response, users can tell the Sphere to take a snapshot of the situation, or of course call the police. It also does all the usual things we’ve come to expect from these devices: control heat and lighting, integrate notifications across different platforms and methods, and learn users’ habits over time. It’s just more evidence that the home of the future is, in reality, not very far off anymore, and is a noteworthy trend.