The more smart devices such as Amazon Echo that people add to their homes, the less happy they are with the technology, new research shows. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2′); }); The first in-depth research on satisfaction with smart homes found that people were happiest with the devices if they only had a few of them. It also found that older people were just as happy with the devices as younger ones, and that gender and income made no difference to how satisfied people were. Three researchers from Newcastle University Business School in England ran an online survey of 457 people in the United States who used smart home technology, such as smart lighting, motion sensors, music players and devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home. The research, by Davit Marikyan, Professor Savvas Papagiannidis and Dr. Eleftherios Alamanos, produced the “surprising finding” that the more devices that were used, the less people intended to use them in the future. Respondents were given a list of 29 smart home devices available on the market. For each device used, there was a fall in the intention to continue use. Davit Marikyan ...