Tech, Safety, Security; Home, Parenting; Green Living
Are AI-powered security cameras better at protecting us than traditional ones?
A new generation of AI-powered security cameras raises lots of questions. Especially for consumers looking for the best balance of protection, privacy, and cost. While new camera tech means more convenience, you should consider the privacy concerns before becoming an early adopter of the technology.
9 Ways to Childproof Your Smart Home
Smart home technology offers incredible conveniences and capabilities, but a lot of the technology is geared toward adults by default. You can easily childproof your smart home with a few clever devices and their built-in parental settings...
Do You Have to Sacrifice Privacy for Security With Facial Recognition Security Cameras?
Is the next generation of security tech too advanced for its own good? That’s a concern for the latest smart home security cameras, which employ facial recognition technology to learn your family’s faces and track potential intruders. Here’s what you need to know about the pros and cons of this new home security tech.
How Smart Security Cameras Work
Many of the latest smart security cameras use artificial intelligence to detect and remember the faces of anyone who visits your home. Over time,...
How smart are you and your home?
Smart Home Week (20-26 May) is the perfect time to dive into the latest smart gadgets and find out the facts when it comes to making your home 'smart'.
Let's start by taking a look around the home to see which smart tech can make your life easier and might help save some pennies, and the planet, in the process...
How to Get Your Preschooler to Stop Hitting & Biting
No one likes to get hit — even when the punch is thrown by a very tiny person. Anyone who has been whacked in the stomach or punched in the leg by a four-year-old knows it legitimately hurts. And some of us (hi) have the leg bruises to prove it. So how do you get your preschooler to stop hitting (and, while you’re at it, knock it off with the biting, too)?..
How to Use IoT to Protect Our Homes and Cities from Climate Change
The past decade has had a marked increase in natural disasters. Extreme weather events, wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, and slow-onset disasters like droughts and polar vortexes have left many American homes in peril. Alabama’s recent tornado outbreak and 2018’s record-setting wildfires in California are quickly becoming the new normal.
Can our homes outsmart the next natural disaster? ...
Travel the World in 2019 with These 10 Jobs
If landing your dream job means landing in a different city every week, make travel a part of your career. Not all jobs in exotic travel destinations require a long list of prerequisites – just about anyone can travel for work with a little know-how and a well-polished resume.
In 2019, these jobs are perfect for a traveling lifestyle, and they give you the chance to explore places you might not otherwise be able to afford to visit.
1) Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Teaching English as...
How to Prepare Your Business for a Natural Disaster
A disaster often happens over just a few hours, but the effects can echo in a community for years. According to FEMA, almost 40% of small businesses never reopen their doors after a major event like a flood or a hurricane.
Planning for a natural disaster doesn’t have to cut into your profits, though, and many strategies for disaster preparedness protect your business’s bottom line...
Three hot smart home trends from CES 2019
Unsurprisingly, advances in robotics and Artificial Intelligence — think digital splashback and a 4K roll-up TV— stole the show at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last month. Despite these AI innovations, the smart home category highlighted useful, affordable, and energy-efficient devices too...
What the ‘Internet of Things' means for energy
The average UK household is expected to contain as many as 50 smart devices by 2023 as the smart home trend continues to rise in popularity. From smart cities and smart grids to smart homes and smartphones, the Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting us together in more ways than ever before...
Smart meters can enable meaningful change
As part of its shift towards creating a lower-carbon energy infrastructure, the UK is focused on installing smart meters in every home and business by 2020 and we're working hard to ensure that anyone who wants one, can have one so they can begin benefiting today.
Knowing how much energy we use daily is the first step towards creating a solution...
5G Vs. WiFi 6: What It Means for IoT in 2019
Thanks to two new wireless standards rolling out this year—WiFi 6 and 5G—2019 is shaping up to be a watershed year for the Internet of Things (IoT). These new technologies are expected to revolutionize IoT, and mobile communications in general, with blazing speeds, low power requirements, and high bandwidth. Let’s see what these emerging technologies are all about and why they’re so exciting for the future of IoT...
The Most Supportive States for Raising a Child with Autism
Discover which states in the US are the least and most supportive for raising a child with autism.
The 9 Must-Have Gadgets, Apps & Tools That Will Make Working Remotely Effortless in 2019
Working from home in your pajamas may sound like a dream job, but without the right tools, it can quickly turn into a nightmare. While studies have shown working remotely promotes a better work-life balance, it’s sometimes challenging to stay connected and efficient.
After all, working just a few steps away from the siren call of your refrigerator and an endless stream of Netflix shows can be a severe distraction for even the most dedicated of remote workers and freelancers.
3 Tech Trends For College Students
Since college students are actively studying competing for a place in the job market, it’s no surprise new tech trends often appear among them first. The latest in digital communication and security hardware can help you improve the way you access information, experience new ways of learning, and even protect your dorm and belongings. If you’re looking for upcoming technology in education, these trends are on the bleeding edge.