The idea of a smart home aims to facilitate its owners with security, comfort, and convenience. With the help of an automated system, you can easily control all your devices by your smartphone. You might as well schedule on/off lights, shut off your curtains and monitor your home even if you are far away.
The world around us is getting smarter every day. Keys have been around for hundreds, if not, thousands of years. We’ve all used them (and lost them). With these new smart locks, you’ll no longer have to worry about losing your keys again. A smart lock allows you to lock and unlock your home using your smart phone, bluetooth keyring or computer. However if you live in Nigeria… You probably only want to use smart locks on your bedroom or the kitchen pantry. For your front door, please use bullet proof, burglary proof, weather proof, everything bad proof (with a smart component that you can integrate with the technology in your home).
Imagine the smart systems that can control your 25 Restaurant Smart TV’s and Restaurant Audio Systems with a single click.Simplify your audio, video, and other components with one remote to control it all. Broadcast the big game, and as soon as it’s over, easily drop back to the top 20 playlist.Treat your audio and video as separate systems with the ability to join them easily when required.Easily move video around and break audio from video to play in different zones.All of these and infinitely more are possible with integrated control systems.
As we move into homes and work spaces with everything (lighting, sound, blinds, security, conferencing etc) controlled centrally by a singular remote or interface on a phone, tablet or wall control, the amount of cables and wires we can actually see is reducing drastically. However, there are just some pesky cords that we cant seem to get rid of, be it USB hard drives, phone chargers or that fancy lamp we just had to have. As such, the Inventors at MIT have found a way to make those cables doubly useful using Cord UIs.
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As the heat becomes more unbearable and power outage rates rise, we are using a lot more energy from generators and inverters to try and stay cool. Ironically, all of that energy also makes climate change worse which means its just going to get hotter. In the U.S. alone, people already use nearly 200 billion kilowatt hours of electricity for cooling each year, and Nigeria would completely dwarf that (if we actually had electricity that is…#VoteWisely). But new technology on the home cooling front could be a small solution to all of these problems.