Dressing to impress has never steered anyone wrong. Making a good first impression sets you up for success both immediately and further down the line. Whenever possible, you want to make sure you bring the wow factor. Your home shouldn't be treated any differently, especially when you're running an Airbnb home.
Climate change is a huge problem for the entire world but researchers are starting to move towards a solution. The idea of an entire country powered by a central grid looks like it may become obsolete eventually. Instead, there is a move toward self-sufficient cities that power themselves entirely on clean energy and run on exciting new technology. Sci-fi movies are packed full of predictions about what these future cities might look like but flying cars and floating buildings aren’t likely anytime soon. So, what is the city of the future actually going to look like?
The popularity of digital voice assistants is growing rapidly. While the initial focus of this sector was on smartphone devices, voice recognition technology is beginning to reach other areas - like the automobile and the workplace - with a gathering strength. But the most exciting arena for voice-activated software agents lies in the home.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a logical extension of the existing Internet. It is a rapidly expanding global infrastructure of embedded sensors and actuators in residential, commercial and scientific equipment. As these billions of devices and their communication protocols become standardized, their ubiquity and ability to efficiently integrate with existing Internet resources will soar.
Explore the evolving trends in AV technology, from 4K integration to video walls and network-based AV, reshaping industries and enhancing user experiences.
The Consumer Electronics Show 2015 just concluded in Las Vegas. It's the largest technology expo in the world. Some of the biggest advancements this year where in the home automation space. Here is a look at some highlights from this year's CES!
Smart devices have the power to automate many aspects of housekeeping. They can adjust your thermostat when you leave or activate the coffee maker before you wake up. Although home automation remained costly and complex for over two decades, this has begun to change. It’s possible to computerize housekeeping in at least seven remarkable ways. 1. Intelligent thermostats: If you control your heating and cooling systems with a simple dial or keypad, you can easily forget important daily adjustments. This wastes energy and makes your home less comfortable. Smart units like the Nest Thermostat automatically change the temperature as you come and go. 2. Appliance management: You can remotely connect…
Smart homes have been a dream for many consumers. A George Jetson kind of home where you can control everything from small handheld devices and voice commands seemed like science fiction until very recently. Now it appears the pieces are all there, but now we find ourselves a bit overwhelmed and scrambling to get all of those tech features to fall into place.
The global financial situation has resulted in organisations investing time and effort in developing new home technologies that will save homeowners money in the long run. Products such as geothermal-heating and cooling systems, including improved hot-water systems, hydro floors and radiant wall panels can save you up to 75 percent on your energy bills. These energy-efficient systems reduce your carbon footprint and can increase the value of your home. While this technology generally has no effect on the cost of home and contents insurance, check with your insurance company. There are many other technologies that you can employ within your home to help you save money: Twine For those interested…
Using traditional glass as a building material can tend to raise energy costs. This is because glass naturally raises the temperature of sunlight that is filtered through during the summer months. This can generate so much heat that the use of air conditioning is necessary to cool the building, making them cost prohibitive. However, smart windows are able to harness the power of the sun in an efficient manner.
Home automation is a new technology that is increasingly gaining in popularity. Creating a “smart home” through automation technology is now available to consumers. To understand this technology and what it can do for you, you have to know what smart home technology is all about. What is a Smart Home? A smart home involves cutting edge technology used so that everything that is run on electricity can be controlled either by a timer, or activated remotely through an internal or external source such as a home computer or cell phone. This includes such features as lights, temperature controls, indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras, keyless doors and home alarm systems.…