26. June 2017 · Comments Off on Best Smart Home Hubs of 2017 – Home Automation Hubs and Controllers · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

As smart home gadgets proliferate — from lights and digital locks to security cameras and thermostats — it can help to have a centralized method to control them all. Smart home hubs offer this functionality, as they can connect all of your devices to the cloud and give you one app that acts as a sort of universal remote. Additionally, a hub provides the ability to automate your gadgets. So, for example, when you unlock your door, the lights in your entryway will automatically turn on, and the thermostat in

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21. June 2017 · Comments Off on Tompkins begins shift to smart grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the coming years, area residents’ electricity and natural gas use will no longer be measured by the constant whirring of a dial, spinning away hard earned dollars in the blink of an eye, a macabre slot machine that never, ever hits. The process will now be digital.

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07. September 2016 · Comments Off on Automate thy home: Going from dumb to smart · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Imagine this – you are returning from office in your self-driven car and as you approach the garage, it recognises your car and opens the door. As you get down and are about to enter your home, your living room door does the same. Behind you, it locks again and the face scanner reactivates. As you enter, your house has already cooled itself to an ambient temperature because your AC had already sensed your impending arrival, while queuing up your favourite tracks on your connected music system. You ask your digital assistant to read out your personal emails, and at that very moment the music volume goes down and your email is read out via the same speakers. Your TV switches on to display the attached images and the lights in the room change colour to match the multimedia content on the screen. You close the emails with a gesture, ask your digital home assistant to turn up the music again. Finally, you get to relax and have some coffee that was just the right temperature, because you set the coffee maker via its app before you had left.

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06. September 2016 · Comments Off on Education World: Experts Elaborate on the Future of Wearable Tech in the Classroom · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

What if you could know immediately after giving a lesson how students reacted to it? Experts say an increase in wearable technology will make this a reality for more and more teachers year after year.”As smartwatches, wristbands, headsets and other wearable products become more sophisticated, expect to see classroom networks of these “ultramobile” devices interacting with each other and enabling students and teachers to share digital information as never before,” says a new District Administration article.

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01. September 2016 · Comments Off on University probes health and fitness benefits of wearable tech for over-55s · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Open University, headquartered in Milton Keynes, is investigating the health & fitness benefits of wearable technology for over-55s. It is running the rule over a range of digital health-monitoring aids to see whether wearables currently on the market can be made more age friendly.The OU project, funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust and carried out in partnership with the charity Age UK Milton Keynes, will examine how older people get on with a mix of available devices, ranging from activity trackers to ‘smart’ watches.

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