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3 Ways Smart Technology Is Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
05
Jul

3 Ways Smart Technology Is Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

The earth is undergoing significant changes, and most of them aren’t for the best. Climate change is creating an increase in temperatures across the globe, changing precipitation patterns, causing sea levels to rise— and the list goes on. The bottom line is that it’s affecting the earth and all...

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The ABCs of Creating a Home That You Can Actually Enjoy
28
Jun

The ABCs of Creating a Home That You Can Actually Enjoy

Home is where the heart is, and every homeowner will subsequently do all that they can to create a property that they love. For many, however, the opportunities to enjoy the fruits of their labor are very limited. Therefore, finding ways to reduce the maintenance so that you can...

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The Future of Smart Home Technology
21
Jun

The Future of Smart Home Technology

As human beings, we’ve always had deeply personal and intimate relationships with our homes. After all, a home is an oasis from the chaos and bustle of the real world. We seek to make our homes as comfortable and personal as possible. From early cave paintings to today’s modern...

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Junk rating forgotten, investors pile back into SA
14
Jun

Junk rating forgotten, investors pile back into SA

{Bloomberg News | Robert Brand} South Africa was downgraded to junk by Moody’s in March. However, global monetary and fiscal stimulus and a weaker dollar have sparked an emerging market rally. Foreign investors are returning to SA’s bond market. SA is now paying less to borrow and the rand...

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06
Jun

Should I Buy a Google Home or Amazon Echo?

When it comes to gadgets with built-in voice assistants, which of the heavyweights is the best fit for your home: Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant? Right now, people are turning to Amazon Alexa most often—in 2017, it had 62 percent market share compared to Google’s 25 percent, according to...

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The time to thoroughly understand IoT for home automation is now
31
May

The time to thoroughly understand IoT for home automation is now

As the smart home market sees growing investments and continues to mature, we also see an uptake of ever more smart home automation applications, each designed for a specific audience and some going mainstream regardless of the context of the owner. Typical examples of such increasingly mainstream applications: home...

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the 3 P's in smart home tech
24
May

The 3 P’s in Smart Home Tech

Protection In our study, technology users expressed a desire to care for and protect the home and its occupants. Smart cameras installed in the home allowed adults to monitor dependants – children and, increasingly, pets – while they were away. These strategies of protection were also used in the...

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The definition of home automation
17
May

The Definition of Home Automation

Home automation and smart home are two different things, although they are often used interchangeably. Home automation does what it says: home automation enables to configure and automate how various devices inside and outside/nearby the home work together in an automated way in the context of a connected home....

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10 technology trends to watch in the COVID-19 pandemic
10
May

5 technology trends to watch for during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated 10 key technology trends, including digital payments, telehealth and robotics. These technologies can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus while helping businesses stay open. Technology can help make society more resilient in the face of pandemic and other threats. During the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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5 Advantages Of a Smart Home
29
Mar

5 Advantages Of a Smart Home

As the South African industry matures, smart homes are set to become increasingly prevalent. Here are five advantages of a smart home… The smart home market has been delayed in South Africa due to internet bandwidth constraints. But, with the launch of fibre and increased affordability of internet packages,...

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