In the past, home automation was confronted with distance barriers in large homes and commercial buildings because the network was limited in how far the signals could travel. Differences in electrical wiring, called phases, required you to use phase couplers to bridge the signals from one electrical circuit to another.
Tablets are great media devices but much of their usage is going to require some form of network connectivity. This is vital for functions such as browsing the web, checking email or streaming audio and video. As a result, network connectivity is built into every tablet available on the market. There are still some major […]
Cloud computing is the delivery of different services via the Internet. Cloud computing becomes more and more habitual. We email to each other via phones, store our data in the cloud, etc. Businesses moved their IT department into the cloud and use cloud solutions for own needs. We can say that cloud computing becomes mainstream […]
Smart locks are really taking off – and the appeal of living life without keys is starting to resonate with homeowners. But unlike other aspects of connected home devices there’s more to consider with smart locks than you might initially think.
We’re willing to part with a lot of cash when it comes to our pets – we forked out over $72 billion on them last year – and tech companies are looking to get in on the action. Petcube, makers of one of the first interactive pet cameras, has returned with refreshed versions of its Bites and Play […]
If you’ve clicked on this, you’re probably wondering what a smart home can do. If you’re already a seasoned pro, you’re in the wrong place – this is our explainer on how to go about building a smart home from scratch, and all the things you’ll need to consider.
A new Bluetooth controller for X10 Smart Home Automation from an iPhone and iPad Avion Innovative Products, LLC announced this week the introduction of a new X10 compatible Home Automation BlueTooth Controller and App for Apple iPhone 6 ~ 8 The App has a Graphical User Interface with photos of rooms they dub “PhotoTouch” that […]
Buying a sofa is one of the most important investments you’re likely to make for your living space. This advice will help you make the right decision.
Color is an important thing when it comes to designing. It is actually vital in every aspect most especially in designing homes. With the vast number of colors available, one could be confused which one to use for their interiors. Some would settle for the common colors like white and beige but others would also experiment […]
Architect Melissa Fleming and Ricky D’Alesio, design manager at Metricon, share their suggestions on how to choose the perfect house design – whether using an architect or volume builder.