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House Mode

Clicking on the “House” icon on any of the Lifeware interfaces lets users control the music, temperature and other settings in any room of the house. Lifeware is the central home automation system for the Microsoft exec’s home. The software runs on Media Center PCs and integrates with home’s lighting, security, audio, energy management and communications systems.

Read more: Top Microsoft Exec Shows Off Media Center-Based Home