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Tech Talk: Wemo Switch

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The holiday season is upon us. And that means many people will head out of town to celebrate with their families.

But before hiring a house sitter, homeowners might want to consider a new device.

It's called the Wemo switch. And it allows you to control everything from lights to coffee pots, all from the palm of your hand.

Just plug the Wemo switch into a wall outlet, and then plug the device you want to control into it.

You can then use an app to control the device, anytime, anywhere. Verizon Wireless store manager Nicole Binstock says most people who buy it use it to turn lights on when they plan to be away from home.

"As long asyou have it connected with your phone, you can be anywhere and you can turn off whatever you have plugged into it, whether it be a lamp, your curling iron, your coffee pot, your iron, whatever you may have," says Binstock.

Each Wemo switch has one outlet. But you can control multiple switches through the app.

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