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Efficient Technological Advancement To Look For While Buying Home Appliances
Image April 9, 2020 Technology chris

When we talk about comfortability and getting maximum of it, then the home appliances come into the picture. Just imagine if you are totally exhausted by the day’s work and headed home, you just want to take a warm bath and when you get into your bathroom the geyser doesn’t work or the screen doesn’t show the right temperature. It will cause a sense of dissatisfaction and you will feel so restrained. This can be kept at bay if you are using some of the advanced tech home appliances. 

Often people just consider durability and the usage of home appliances while buying one, but with technological advancement, one should opt for an updated one. It also depends upon the usage and the needs. 

In this excerpt, we will provide you some of the effective attributes one should look for while buying advanced home appliances. 

Attributes to look for while buying home appliances

 Automation

When it comes to home appliances, automation is the key to ultimate comfort. There are lots of automated appliances such as self-cleaning robots that provides alternative to all of the home chores. Different kinds of humanoid robots are equipped with top-class AI. When you are buying one of the home appliances automation is the key to be productive and efficient. One of the main concerns while keeping this in mind is the cost associated with it. Highly advanced home appliances can cause a hefty amount.

 

Smart appliances 

One of the technological advancement is the smart appliances. Everybody needs a smart home appliance that has an advanced user interface that can be operated remotely. There are loads of appliances that can denote the parameters such as high-end refrigerators or air conditioners that readily provides the temperature and storage capacity. Apart from these, they are also able to provide different prompts when they need preventive maintenance.

Energy-efficient technologies

As we know some of the home appliances use a bulk of energy and it can cost you massively. There is numerous advancement in the home appliances that rates them based on efficiency to use energy. There are different levels of energy efficiency in home appliances. If you are going to buy one of the advanced tech appliances then this attribute should be at foremost as they provide you stress-free usage.

Closed and private aspects

When it comes to security various home appliances provide ultimate security to the home. The remote operation is the next big thing where people can access their home appliances from a distance. It works on the principle of geolocations that enables you to access efficiently.

These are some of the attributes that help to narrow down your search for an effective and productive appliance. Home appliances can be a big sense of relief for those who work long hours. Advanced tech inclusion in those appliances can be an icing on the cake that appeals to masses. Best of luck for your purchase of a technologically advanced home appliance.…

Parenting by IPad – Technology Tames Toddlers
Image October 11, 2019 Technology chris

The Many Ways I Use the IPad with My Twins

Parenting twin toddlers is an adventure. A simple trip to a restaurant for a family meal can turn into a show stopping, tantrum that leaves you running for your life for the car with your dinner boxed up. Toddlers need to be entertained at this young age. They are sponges and love to learn new things. They also take to the technology of an iPad far more quickly than most adults! It is quite amazing how content twin toddlers are when a cartoon is playing or they are engaged in a learning game. I’ve eaten out more often since we purchased our iPad and it has become one of my most coveted parenting tools.

The technology around iPad’s and tablets gives parents a tool to encourage, inspire, teach and entertain their children. We have been using the tablet for a great deal of learning. We have been teaching the kids a second language since they turned three. The iPad has a number of apps that we use to reinforce what we are teaching and help build vocabulary. We also use the tablets to learn how to write letters. We have found that holding a pencil poses some dexterity problems when writing letters. However, they are able to write nearly every letter when using their fingertip.

The technology of an iPad also allows us to entertain our toddlers in a variety of ways. Our iPad is always brought with us when we dine out, have to wait for a long time at a doctor’s office or even a trip in the car. We use this as a parenting tool and reward system when out. Good behavior will result in our toddlers being able to choose a movie. It is wonderful to use the internet and online video services that allow kids to pick a variety of programs. Dinner out has never been easier. I find that using the iPad to entertain has allowed us to enjoy meals out without tantrums, fussiness or boredom.

Finally, we use the iPad and Apple technology to communicate with loved ones who live far away to make sure we are allowing our children to connect to our family. An important part of parenting for us is making sure we keep our strong family bonds. This includes using the iPad and our iPhones when one of us must travel for business to make sure we tuck our kids in at night. Facetime and Skype are easily used with the iPad and smartphones. This technology allows us to always have access to our kids and can always feel close to home.…

Technology and My Family – It’s More Than Just Games
Image August 18, 2019 Technology chris

I am generally a pretty “connected” person. I didn’t grow up that way – had there been more than the six channels on TV at the time, or even the prevalence of kids programming that exists today, I might have spent even more of my time in front of the boob tube than I did. Had anything like Playstation or Wii existed when I was a kid, it is very likely I would never have left my own house. Phones were attached to walls – and were really only good for talking on anyway. Arcades existed to play games, but they were always smoky dives populated with big, loud, scary teenagers, so it was rare that I could eschew “real” activity for the virtual as a child.

Sure, digital activities did take up increasingly more and more of my life – even with six TV channels there were enough cartoons and sitcoms that I was able to glue myself to the screen for hours on end. Pong, Atari and the Commodore 64 changed my life as I entered my tweens, bringing simplistic yet distracting games right into my home. As I moved on to true teenager status I found myself in those same smoky, dingy arcades (and Laundromats and the backs of bodegas) pouring quarters into the machines that could offer real graphic excitement and social game play (even if that social aspect was merely trying to guess whose initials those were next to the Top Score).

With my kids now, everything is different. And while my wife and I tried to control how our kids would be exposed to certain entertainment technologies, even those have changed since we brought our first son into the world a little over seven years ago. Smartphones, iPads and Nintendo DS systems all allow our kids access to things that we had thought would only be accessed through our computer, or Playstation, just a few years back.

Of course the kids want to play games – the world is a game to kids, and even the most serious activities can become some game in their own minds. This drive on their part certainly makes certain parenting things easier, or harder. Discipline, for example, is quite simple – “no iPad for a week” is a standard enough punishment, and after the kids have to forgo all of the iterations of Angry Birds for a few days they do seem a bit more contrite. Reward, too, is easy enough – a new game for the DS or even renting a movie at Blockbuster can be a real motivator for these two little video-addicts.

I can be pretty confident taking my kids places, knowing that if they start to get bored I can sit them down with my phone and let them amuse themselves for a while – if not playing games then watching YouTube videos, making their own little movies (almost always comprised of them as superheroes, fighting imaginary bad guys) or even doing a video …

Researchers Developing Touch Technology for Everyday Objects
April 6, 2019 Technology chris

Objects Such as Door Knobs and Wall Panels Could Be Made Smart


Imagine if when you reached to open a door, the knob would recognize you and unlock the door without you having to provide a key. Or what if your Smartphone could figure out from the way you’re holding it to adjust the volume automatically. These are the kinds of things researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on. In a recent press release, they announced Touché, a new kind of sensing technology that is being developed at the university in conjunction with Disney research. Their combined goal is nothing short of developing a new paradigm for touch sensitive objects.

In the press release the research team at Carnegie Mellon describe how research by a variety of groups in recent years has led to advances in capacitive signals across a broad range of frequencies in a wide range of materials. In essence, they write, the technology is very similar to that used in other touch devices such as phones and tablet computers. But it’s different too, the researchers at Disney say, because the goal is different. In one environment, users are manipulating a device to receive information, text files, video, etc. In the new paradigm, the user is sending the information to the device which then responds in “smart” ways.

With Touché, the researchers say, information is obtained by embedding electronic signals in everyday materials, such as metal in a doorknob or the glass in a mirror. Those signals are then sent to small embedded independent processors that take actions that a user would like to have happen; changing to soft lighting when applying makeup, versus harsher lighting for examining teeth during flossing, for example. All things that make life a little easier for people, or that offer a more pleasurable experience, such as recognizing the touch of an individual on a stereo console to access preset parameters that uniquely suit the taste of the person who wishes to listen to some music.

It’s not science fiction, Disney researchers say, Touché exists and works in the lab right now. Thus far, the only hurdles to mass production are costs. How many people would be willing to spend an extra ten, fifteen or even twenty dollars on a doorknob just to make it smart to the touch?

Those at Carnegie Mellon say the trick is to spread the costs over a complete system. Instead of making each object individually smart, why not just embed sensors that talk wirelessly to a central processor, the way the human body works.

That might yet happen, at least for upscale homes. Disney plans to advertise the concept at its theme parks and for those that are interested, to install the new technology as soon as possible.…