Smart Home

With the advancement of technology, smart homes and the devices & gadgets that make them smart are becoming more and more popular. Smart home technology includes appliances and devices which automate, learn, allow for remote control, and generally make like easier as well as saving you money due to their efficiency.

Some examples are doorbells which you can answer from anywhere in the world to WiFi enabled thermostats which you can control even when you're not at home. In this section we bring you articles about the ever growing number of smart devices for the home and ways to make your home more intelligent.

Some Smart Shower Features Seem Outright Dumb To Me

smart showers

Don't get me wrong - I'm all for any shower device that can reduce the amount of water and energy consumed, however it doesn't necessarily take a smart shower head to save water, and some of the new 'smart' products for showers seem quite odd to me.

The Pros and Cons of Technology's March into our Homes

technology in homes

Active and passive technology is now being woven into the very fabric of our homes, bringing with it many advantages.

This progress is taking us well beyond robot vacuum cleaners and thermostats we can talk with, and it may be happening faster than we realize. Given that today is Halloween, I felt it would be an appropriate time to look at not only the benefits, but also some of the slightly scarier implications of all this.

Have You Considered Getting A Smart Thermostat Yet?

Smart Thermostats

If you're still using an old style thermostat where basically all you can do is set the temperature by walking up to it and changing the settings, then it's about time you took a serious look at the latest generation of smart thermostats.

For those of you who may not be familiar with this technology, they are basically replacements for your old thermostats which can perform a range of tasks from setting temperatures days or even weeks ahead, and can give you complete control from wherever you are using your smart phone.

Smart Home Technologies & Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding has revolutionized the way relatively small projects and inventions can get the backing they need to come to market, and this is especially true for smart home technologies.

Not only does this provide a way for entrepreneurs to fund their ideas, browsing through crowd funding websites is a great way to discover, and become an early adopter, of cutting-edge home automation products.

Social Smart Lock from August

August Smart Lock

Here's a new concept in home automation - the August Smart Lock which this start-up company is billing as a 'social' lock. BTW - August is the name of the company, not the month in which their product was launched.

Ok, so locks seem more like anti-social devices, after-all their primary purpose is to keep people out - not to help you be social. But this is where August have turned the old idea of locks upside-down.