3 Awesome Technologies You Must Have for a Smart Home
Getting your dream smart home requires patience, money, and readiness to get all that’s required for such a home. It’s not just about having smart fans, garage doors, motion sensors, and other smart devices that we all want. You also need appropriate technologies that will make your smart environment more useful and delightful. These remarkable technologies are the best ones that will make you enjoy your smart experience at home:
#1 A Homekit to Control Your Devices
Having a smart home means having the widest possible array of apps and other devices. However, controlling all of them can be a challenge if you do not have something that will help you put all of them under one control. Indeed, jumping from one app to another isn’t good at all. Fortunately, you can put all these devices together using a Home Kit.
HomeKit is an awesome framework created by Apple that lets you control all your home smart devices from a central place conveniently. You won’t, therefore, have to jump from one device to another. The one good thing about this technology is the fact that it allows you to control all your devices irrespective of their type or manufacturer. You can effectively control all those devices you have from different manufacturers.
#2 Smart Lighting Technologies
Every smart homeowner must have at least a couple of smart bulbs. You, however, have to be a little bit careful in choosing them because you’ll find the widest variety of such bulbs out there. If you want to get the best ones for your home, then learn about the features of smart lights before you go out to the counter to purchase them for your smart home.
Compared to other smart home products, smart lights are no doubt some of the cheapest products you’ll need to give your home the smartest appearance possible. You can get color-changing bulbs, LED strips below the cabinets, automatic lights and, of course, a smart switch. These are the most basic devices you’ll need for your smart home.
#3 In-House Voice Assistant
Voice activated home assistants do a fantastic job when it comes to controlling your smart home. This technology is gaining popularity for the fact that you don’t need to recharge at the end of the day. If you don’t have this technology, then you are yet to have your smart home. Indeed, it feels nice to control things at home with your voice. You can get Amazon echo or Google home smart home assistants and see the experience. You’ll enjoy it!
A smart home cannot be complete without these awesome gadgets. People have different experiences, but if you want a real smart experience at home, you have no choice but to get at least these three technologies before adding others for more comfort and ease of controlling activities at home. Live smarter.
With future technologies paving the way for many of the world’s economic and medical sectors, it is easy to see why it is so important to invest in technology. Today, I want to briefly cover some of these breakthrough technologies that are set to roll in 2017 and beyond.
Some of these might be a bit complex to understand, but they are interesting and important nonetheless.
1. Conversational Interfaces
Powerful technology developed by one of China’s leading Internet Company. It’s a technology that makes it pretty simple and easier to use smartphones. We all know how nowadays we can make conversations with our phones and pass our information to our target audience. Give a try to it and your conversational trend with change for the best.
2. DNA App Store
It’s an online store that has information about your genes. It makes it possible and easy for one to learn more about their genetic makeup and health risks. Using it regularly gives you an opportunity to understand predisposition and, therefore, find ways of managing them. If used in the right way, this great breakthrough technology can help us understand the reasons behind certain features and behaviors that might not be okay and pleasing to us.
3. Power from Air
Who’s hearing Wi-Fi and other awesome telecommunications signals for the first time? Well, these are things we use on a daily basis and are, in fact, becoming basic needs. If you didn’t know, then this is a breakthrough technology we are calling it power from the air. It’s, indeed, one of the greatest breakthrough technologies that have made things enjoyable especially in this internet era. In fact, organizations and even individuals have this technology at their workplaces. Indeed, it’s a wonderful one that we should all have for all the good reasons.
4. Reusable Rockets
We know that typically, rockets should be damaged in their maiden voyage but nowadays, that isn’t the case. With the great and inspiring improvements that have taken place over the years, they can now make safe landings and get refueled for a new trip. Doesn’t take sound nice? It’s, indeed, one of the most wonderful breakthrough technologies that everyone loves. They have set new and amazing era in spaceflight. Ask everyone interested in rockets, and you’ll understand what this means to the many rocket activities that have been taking place.
5. Gene Editing for Plants
With the amazing CRISPR technology, it’s now easy to alter the genes of plants, so we maximize the good traits while doing away with those that we do not want. That’s why we at the moment hear about disease resistant plants, early maturity and high productivity among many other benefits that come with this technology. It’s been applied, and it’s doing a nice job out there especially when it comes to food plants. Indeed, it’s an excellent breakthrough technology and should be a big deal especially in the medical/science field.
These 5 are not the only breakthrough technologies currently pending, but they are in my opinion the 5 most important. After reading these, you really get the feeling that the future of technology really is wonderful, isn’t it?
Do you feel that your smartphone controls your life and you can’t concentrate on your daily activities? If that’s the case, you are addicted, and you need to do something about it. Fortunately, it’s possible to reclaim your life and stop your phone from interfering with the vital things you need to do on a daily basis. This is what I call a downside to technology.
However, this does not imply that we have to stop usage of phones completely. They are good and have, in fact, made things easy. Cell phone addiction is not listed as a mental disorder in the new DSM-5 yet, however many experts compare it to a gambling addiction.
With that said, here a few great ways to practice in order to reduce your reliance on cell phone use.
Turn It off When You Get into Your Car
Well, this should be a law, and we should, in fact, look forward to the day it will become, and we all follow. It’s one of those habits that are reported to be among the causes of accidents. But should we wait until it’s made a law, so we are serious about it? No, we need to manage and end it completely. Your mind can’t be in two places at the same time. Even in Physics, there is no one thing that can occupy same space at the same time. Therefore, stop using yours whenever you are driving and do not yield to temptation of using it.
Stop Playing With It at Night
If every night you find yourself playing video games, text messaging, or even chatting on Facebook, then that’s a serious addiction, and you need to stop to stop it. You are losing your precious time over smartphone addiction. Sleep is a basic need and the moment you start giving more time to your phone than to the needs, you’re playing with your well-being and health. It’s not only serious but also makes you ineffective when it comes to doing the things that you should always do.
Create No-Smartphone Times
It’s a fact that working nowadays is highly affected by phone alerts that do not even relate to the activities we do. Work is constantly distracted, and the trend seems not to have an end any soon. However, we can end it by beginning the journey to stopping it at personal levels. That way, we’ll be able to concentrate on our daily work and be more productive. Ask those successful men around you what they do, and you’ll realize that one of their secrets to being successful is by avoiding unnecessary distractions.
Follow those tips and your smartphone will help you carry out activities effectively instead of being the reason behind your failure to be productive at work.
If you are are unsure whether or not you even have a cell phone addiction, read this great guide by Psychguide.
If you know someone that you believe has a cell phone addiction, share this with your friends and family members so we may bring awareness on this often neglected topic. This goes more than just texting while driving, even though that is a very serious issue today!
When did you last ask for driving directions, sent a fax to a co-worker or went to a store to buy a CD? It must be some years back right? Looking around, there are some things that were useful a few years ago but no longer exist nowadays due to the coming of new technologies and other innovations.
Technological progress has, indeed, changed the world. With the rise of products like consumer drones, we have no doubt that more amazing things are yet to come. From the way things are happening at the moment, it appears that we might soon forget the following:
In about ten year time, schools will decrease the use of papers largely by almost 95%. That means the copier and printing industry should be prepared for such tough times that might bring things to an end. The best thing for the players is to adjust to avoid perishing apart from the losses that might not be good. All these are attributable to innovations that have come as a result of the many benefits of the paperless technology.
#2: Cable Companies
Who doesn’t know the wireless technology that’s changing things at the moment? Unlike a few years ago when every connection had to be through a wire, nowadays we can do without the wires and cables. Right from sound systems, remote controls, and many others, it’s evident that, indeed, wireless technology is taking things to a higher level.
#3: Set-Top Streamers
We do not doubt the fact that set-top streamers are the best devices at the moment. However, with time, consumers will shift to affordable and smart sets that are slowly by slowly finding a place in the hearts of many. So at the moment, we can just term set-top boxes as makeshift solutions and transition as people move to better technologies. As the years go, the boxes will lose necessity and become obsolete with other products that are currently exiting the market.
#4: Car Mirrors
Recently, cameras have gotten a place in the popular high-end cars and, in fact, everyone wants to have them in their vehicles. What does this mean to the traditional car mirrors? They are only usable for a few years before people shift fully to the use of cameras and display setups. If you were to choose between a car that uses a mirror and a camera, which one would you pick? Of course, the one with a camera.
#5: Language Labs
A few years ago, learning a language was a process that required one to sit in a language lab and listen to an instructor. That’s why it always took a little bit longer time compared to what happens nowadays. With a smartphone, you have all you need to learn that foreign language you are interested in knowing it. Technology has, indeed, made it easy to learn anything. Whether you want to read it or watch videos, you can do so from the comfort of your home with a smartphone.
After reading these 5 above, you can definitely envision the kind of world we are heading to and how life will be with the many awesome technologies. It’s a wake-up call to all those at risk of losing their jobs and ways of earning a living. We either embrace technology or wait for our activities to become useless.
Sorry to be the Debbie Downer, but that’s the brutal truth of our future here!
This is a new avenue of reviewing for me, but it had to be done due to the demand for it. It seems that with technology advancing so rapidly, every single subject is being affected in some way or another. This is definitely the case for beauty, and there is a potent synonymy between technology and beauty. Technology companies out there like Philips and Remington know this and are taking advantage of it by building quality products for daily use.. like shaving. Forget speakers by Philips! Check out some of these top rated electric beard trimmers they make. This is one reason why I love technology so much. So now lets move onto the reviews. Which one of these products are actually worth it?
NUMBER 3: Remington HC5550 Precision Power Trimmer:
Kicking off the 3rd spot is the Remington HC5550. This trimmer comes with self sharpening, titanium coated blades. You heard it right: Self sharpening. Nothing less to expect from what oddly enough is a firearms company in Remington. The HC550 is very precise as it’s name states and is a great started product for the young and coming teenager. The Powercut technology it comes with makes for a pretty powerful shave, so you will really never have any issue getting your beard trimmed to the ideal length. It has a smooth, rubberized grip and it does not slip out of my hands at all. That is a major plus for people that like to shave in the shower, much like myself. The main reason I put this one at #3? It can be charged with a USB! YES, you can plug this into your computer and watch it charge like a phone does. It is incredible for nerds like me when you see how everything is becoming interconnected through technology. But anyway enough of nerdness in one article, lets move on to #2.
NUMBER 2: Philips Norelco QT4050 Beard and Mustache Trimmer
I am beginning with a really great product and it feels weird to put it at only number 2. The QT4050 is the bread and butter trimmer for Philips and there is great reasons why. For starters, you won’t find better quality than this at it’s price tag. A great motor that boasts high RPM shaving, it is a wonder how an electric cordless product can product that much power? If you have an unkempt beard that just annoys you because of how thick it is, this is a great choice for you. The length settings are pretty broad as well, so you can get the most out of your money if you plan on trimming daily.
* I would recommend spending like $20 more and getting the upgraded Philips Norelco QT4070. If you can’t, than don’t worry because the QT4050 is almost equivalent to the 4070.
NUMBER 1: Wahl Pro Lithium Ion 8546
German engineering is truly magnificent. From car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to grooming manufacturer Wahl, the technology is really impressive in that country. The Wahl Pro 8546 is a super powerful, super sleep, super awesome set of clippers that I urge every one of you to try at least once in your lifetime. It is very expensive but I can’t say that it is overpriced. The design on this product is magnificent and unparalleled, making you feel like a superhero when you hold onto it. I always had a beard for as long as I remember in my early teen years, so I have tried MANY different trimmers and clippers. This one beats them all by far. Equipped into the box is several different attachments that go onto the head of the trimmer, and serve different purposes. Of these, there are attachments for your nose, your body, and even your hair. It is a multi purpose product and it saves you a lot of time rather than using a boring razor. I threw mine out years ago. Alright before I leave all of you, remember to subscribe to my newsletter for updates on new posts and if you are ever interested in donating to a charity, please contact me by visiting the contact us page above! And before I go, I will leave you with a video of the Wahl Pro 8546 in action! Cheers.
My name is Seth Rodriguez, but here you`ll know me as Savvy Seth. I am tech addict who always looks to the future!
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