Science and technology continue to move quickly into the 21st century, there is nowhere where this move towards high tech more readily apparent than in today’s smart technology. As the lines between automation and function continue to blur, smart house automation systems will continue to be born. What is it that users on the cusp of wider spread use of smart technology automation need to know? Well, a great way to find out is by having an in-home technology consultation to discuss how smart technology could benefit you.

What an in-home technology consultation does:

Those considering creating a smart home should know that an in-home tech consultation is one of the best ways to discover how today’s smart technology could make life easier. During an appointment, an information technology technician will make an in-person visit to a home to begin an assessment on how a home could benefit from an upgrade to smart technology. The technician will first discuss what a potential client expects from their smart house. An in-house technology technician reviews the home network and wireless signal performance checking for compatibility with today’s wireless and internet service speeds.

What can be controlled by smart signal technology?

During an in-home technology consulting contract consultation, a technician will advise clients on which household functions smart technology can provide a hand with. Almost everything in a home- including lights, air, heating and television can be controlled by a smart device such as Amazon Alexa, Google home or by a mobile device such as an iPad. Home owners seeking to create a s smart home who engage in the services of a smart home consulting contract will receive state-of-the-art attention in ensuring their smart home needs are met.

The possibilities are endless

Creating and keeping a smart home has become simpler than ever due to the advent of seemingly continuous new technological devices. During an in-house technology consultation, a technician will review:

Smart Security – Locking devices can be controlled remotely using smart technology. During a consultation, technicians review where a home can benefit from smart security such as remote key and voice-controlled home entry.

Smart Lighting – Installing smart lighting is a solid way to include smart technology into a home. Smart lighting works much the same way as a remote key entry with a few additional steps of being able to control mood lighting in different rooms to scheduling lighting to come on when needed.

Smart cooking – Technicians might also discuss the benefits of smart cooking devices such as smart refrigerators that can learn what items they are holding and then adjust temperatures according to its contents to keep food fresh longer. Smart kitchen devices can also advise users on when foods might be about to expire. Smart washing machines that send text alerts to avoid potential problems are another area that in-house technicians discuss with clients who could benefit from the technology.

Technicians discuss with potential clients the cost of the upgrade, sign a contract and a service is set to begin a smart home upgrade process.

Moving with the times

Creating a sentient smart house isn’t an easy task. However, with the right technology firm to assist in the upgrade, it will feel totally worth it to see home automation truly come to greater life and enjoy the convenience it brings.

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Introducing The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

The much anticipated new version of the popular $35 mini-pc - The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is here. The board made appearance at the FCC website revealing all details a few days ago and is now officially released by the foundation for ordering. Major new features include a new 64-bit ARM 8 1.2GHz Quad-core Broadcom BCM2837 CPU with on-board WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy. Everything else remains the same, the maximum power draw has been upgraded to 2.5A@5V from 1.8A@5V to allow more power hungry USB devices without a need for a powered USB hub.

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B specifications :

  • Broadcom BCM2387 chipset, 1.2GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53
  • 1GB RAM
  • Dual Core VideoCore IV® Multimedia Co-Processor. Provides Open GL ES 2.0, hardware-accelerated OpenVG, and 1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode. Capable of 1Gpixel/s, 1.5Gtexel/s or 24GFLOPs with texture filtering and DMA infrastructure
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.1 (Bluetooth Classic and LE)
  • 40 pin GPIO
  • 4x USB 2.0 ports
  • MicroSD card slot
  • CSI camera port
  • DSI display port
  • HDMI
  • 4 pole stereo and composite video port
  • New Switched power source up to 2.5A

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3 IPOs to Watch in 2016

Whether you are curious about stock or any other form of financial trading or simply enjoy seeing a success of the startups – IPOs are a great to watch. Not only you get to learn how undervalued or overpriced a certain company was, but you also get to see a rapid development a company can achieve with the funds it raised.

We are entering the middle of 2016 and so far there has not been too many interesting IPOs. When looking at the financial industry, it is possible to highlight the listing of the largest Dutch bank – ABN Amro. Next to this, a few ECN currency brokers flipped an IPO this year.

X-Trade Brokers, just got listed roughly a month ago, which signified the largest initial public offering in Poland during the last 365 days. Also, a leading UK brokerage, CMC Markets, started listing its stocks in February this year. Nevertheless, this IPOs weren’t too exciting. There is much more to expect in the coming month from the tech sector.

The most promising

Airbnb, a company that lets everyone lend their house, flat or a room is expected to start issuing stocks this year and this is certainly the most interesting IPO to keep your eyes on. The reason for this is very simple – apart from nearly $25Bn valuation, Airbnb actually generates some significant revenues.

What also tells us that this IPO will be a successful one is the lack of legal issues behind the business processes. Even though some laws in Germany were prohibiting the usage of such peer-to-peer services, the whole legal framework behind Airbnb is rather favourable. In addition to this, there is quite a strong support for the shared economy nowadays and, hence, this company might be seen as the safe-haven investment.

The most interesting

Do you remember last time you used a landline for calling? Well, thanks to this company, quite soon you might not remember last time you ordered a taxi. Yes, you got it right, we are talking about Uber. Even though there is no certainty whether Uber will flip an IPO this year, it is quite probable.

What makes this IPO the most interesting one? The whole legal situation behind Uber. Clients love it for its pricing and simplicity. Taxi companies hate it. Without a doubt Uber is a successful company, yet its operations strongly depend on the legal decisions of the local authorities.

While strikes against Uber happen frequently, those are the local regulators that will have a final word in determining Uber’s success in terms of market coverage and, hence, revenues.

The most amusing

Without a doubt previous two companies are here to stay. Both of them offer quite an advanced technology that simplifies people’s lives and provide cost benefits. However, there is another company that looks for an IPO this year, and many investors are laughing about it.

We are talking about Snapchat, the company that allows millennials communicating with each other, sticking funny noses on their selfies, the company that struggles to produce hardly any revenues.

While some investors laugh about this IPO, others see it as a great opportunity. Snapchat may not look like a goldmine, but it certainly has some potential. The main question is whether investors will be patient enough to see Snapchat implementing powerful advertising solutions while sustaining the growth of its user base.

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