Ambient computing isn’t about where you use technology. It’s about technology you don’t have to “use.” To better understand what that means we need to take a bit of a step back into the history of the technology we use on a daily basis.
Your life changes when you buy a voice-activated home assistant like a Google Home Mini. Don’t believe us? Believe some of the surveys that show how frequently people begin to use those devices. But many people never make it past the surface level. There’s an incredible depth of functionality to smart home assistants that most… Read more →
The system cell phones use to transmit data is about to get a major upgrade. You may have already heard of this new 5G technology, especially if you’ve seen any recent advertisements for a big cell phone network, but what is it exactly? What is 5G? 5G stands for fifth generation. It is a new… Read more →
Many time management experts have recommended using routines to keep your life organized, and now you can use Alexa for extra help setting up those routines. Alexa routines can be simple or complex. You can set your routine to play music, adjust the temperature on a smart home thermostat, send a message to your spouse, and many other useful actions.
When you have multiple devices in your home, they may not all speak the same language, and getting them to work in concert can be hard. Instead of one army of smart little minions ready to carry out your will, they’re often closer to an untrained French Foreign Legion from all different backgrounds and all different languages. That’s why you need a smart hub that can make them march in formation and communicate in a common tongue.
First things first, the Nest is so user friendly someone with little to no background in technology installation can put it up with ease. Everything you need to start using the thermostat will come in the Nest’s box; they even include a screwdriver with the system.
In addition to having a security system, it’s also smart to use other home security gadgets. Although there are many options, a video doorbell is one of the best investments.
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Although many age groups benefit from smart technology, individuals 65 years old and up are experiencing seemingly countless benefits from communicative devices.