Technology in The Tub

TolietIpadMost of us use technology on a daily basis. It is something that impacts every part of our life. When you think of technology you may not even realize how much you use it. The stove you cook dinner on uses it and the television you watch to unwind at the end of the day wouldn’t be as impressive if it were not for technology. Virtually every room in a home has something that it would not have without technology and our constant desire to improve the world we live in. The only room that has been left behind so far in most homes is the bathroom, but even that is changing. Now you can enjoy technology in the tub.

The Technology We Love

LayingDownIpadTechnology is a beautiful thing. It enables us to stay connected to the world around us in a whole new way. Cell phones were something we dreamed about at one time and now they are smarter than ever. It takes the mere idea of keeping in contact, to a whole new level. The same can be said for a home computer, which was never a consideration for the average person 40 years ago, now virtually every home has one and its connected to the internet where you can work or shop from home. Everything we own is smarter, better, more usable, and more fun. And each day, it continues to get better. Which is why you must consider, how far will you be willing to go beyond the electronics you have already?

Go Beyond Your Electronics

Are you ready to go beyond computers and iPhones to explore what other options you may have? Is a smart watch what you would dream of? A necklace that is a video camera that stores everything in cyberspace until you get home to decide what you want to keep? If it is not available at this time, there is a good chance that it will be available in the near future. Will you take advantage of it? Will you see what technology you can put into your bathroom?

Technology makes Bathrooms More Interesting

LEDShowerHeadBluetooth speakers and having the ability to talk on the phone when you are in the shower was a stretch at one time. Now, it is possible to enjoy music that you have downloaded onto your smartphone or you can stream music through it. Even the amount of water pressure you have can vary depending on your mood. Water faucets restrict or increase the amount of pressure you have in your shower, based on the way you want to set up your bathroom. You can even turn it into a disco shower if you choose the right LED shower head. Some of the LEDs change colors to create a constantly changing environment and some are designed to be one color if the water is cold or another color when they are hot. The idea behind the hot and cold effect is to keep young children and elderly adults from getting their shower temperature wrong. It is possible if you take technology into the tub. What will they dream of next?

Technology Behind Smart Boards

MotherBoardIn recent times, a new toy has become very popular amid both children and adjusts. It is also known as a personal transportation device since it can carry people several miles on a single charge at double the speed of walking. It is great for the environment and perfect for people who are going to work or running a few small errands. People love how easy it is on their back and their legs. They enjoy knowing that they can get to where they want to go without having to load up in the car and drive there. However, it is the technology behind smart boards that truly captures the fascination of most people.

Technology Behind Smart Boards

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Software behind Creating A Smart Home

Software behind Creating A Smart Home

SmartHome-300x233Home automation is not a newer concept, but now it is becoming easier to do. There are a variety of software and smart phone apps available for helping you turn any home into a smart home. All it takes is the right program and the right devices. Are you ready to learn more about the software behind creating a smart home?

Thermostat Options

In the past, people have had access to traditional thermostats that were controlled by adjusting the dial. Then, you had slightly more complicated programmable thermostats that you could easily set up to come on and shut off at certain times of the day. Both of these options were good, but neither of them were excellent. Neither of them work as well as people want in the new technology age where everything works via Wi-Fi and smart phones.SmartThermostat-300x277

Today, things are changing. Wi-Fi thermostats hook to your home network and then give you access to controlling it via your computer or smart phone. The first step is to figure out what thermostat you need to install and often the new thermostat will come with the software it needs for you to install. If you already have the wireless thermostat, one app that works both for Android devices and iPhones is the Nest app. You do need to ensure that you have nest products in your home for it to connect to your nest applications.

Controlling Your Lights

SmartLights-300x300If you want to control your home lighting via your smart phone or a computer, the first thing you need to do is have plug ins installed or at the very least, dimmer switches that are designed to be controllable. If you look into a home automation kit, you will get everything you need to get started. There are apps for both Apple and Android as well as windows based computers. They are easy to install and use. Can you imagine controlling your home’s lights from work?

Other Smart Home Options

Through home automation you can control virtually every aspect of your home, even when you are on vacation. Using an old smart phone or tablet, you can turn it into a security camera for your home which is motion activated. The software you need for the IOS is Manythings. Android applications include Salient Eye. There are baby monitors that can be set up using an old tablet or smart phone as well.

If you are going on vacation for an extended period of time and you want to make it appear you are home, you can open and close blinds or curtains using software applications combined with the right equipment. This is also a good time to have the lights come on with a touch of your smart phone. If you can hook up an old cell phone to a landline phone it can work as a smoke detector and send out an alert without you having to invest a fortune in home security.What would you enjoy most about a smart home where you can change out the plug your coffee pot is hooked into and have it come on when you wake up before the coffee pot is set to start, by simply grabbing your phone? It is possible. With smart phones, smart lighting, and various software, anything at all is possible in your home.

Is the Smart Watch Worth It?

AppleWatch-300x300We live in a world that is dominated by technology. We have a variety of things that are “smarter” than ever. Televisions no longer simply allow people to watch TV, now they are smart and run off wireless networks and apps. Computers are touch screens and phones are miniature computers. All of these devices enhance and improve the way we get through the day. Now, you can also add in the smart watch to your “must have” list. It is the watch that claims to do way more than tell time, but is it really something you need? Here is the truth about whether the smart watch is worth it or not. Continue reading

3D Printers Explained

3DPrinting-198x300By now most people have heard of 3D printers. Anyone who has seen them in action are always impressed by what they are able to do. For others, who may have heard of it, but never seen what it can do, there may be some confusion about it. What are they able to do, how does it work, and other things may seem like a total mystery. Here is an explanation of how it all comes together in the 3D printing world, to help you decide whether it is truly something you want to see or use for yourself. Continue reading

The Latest Drones

minidrone-300x250Can you imagine being able to send your robot, or drone, into the world and see everything through videos and pictures that it will take? This in essence means that you could scope out the landscape around your home from overhead. A farmer could check to see how his field is doing, without ever leaving his home. The unique overhead images could give him a heads up on what areas are not getting enough water or fertilizer. In the business world, deliveries of items could be made easier and companies could find out valuable information about their products, especially in situations where they have hazardous areas. Continue reading

Smart TV Vs. Normal Flat Screen

SmartTVTelevisions have come a long way from the black and white, tiny screens that your parents and grandparents thought were amazing. Throughout history we can look back and see how every decade had the coolest TVs. When we got the amazing flat screen television sets that were lightweight to move and had excellent color quality, we figured life was never going to be better. However, nowadays, we have been shown that better is still an option. It comes with the constant increase in the popularity of so called, “Smart TVs” or connected TVs. Are they really worth the investment? Is a smart TV better than a normal flat screen television set? Here are the pros and cons of each. Continue reading