Smart House Technology

The technology revolution is here, and it’s not going anywhere.  What started with Tim Berners-Lee and the birth of the internet in the 90’s is now giving us Smart Tech creations like Driverless Cars from Google, Smart Meters for your gas and electricity, Smart fridges that track expiration dates, build your shopping list, and monitor your diet and even Smart cities where everything connects to everything.  I like to think of this as our new hyper connected world, and its one I embrace.


By 2016, 19 billion “things” will be connected to the internet supposedly and before you start to freak out about this and think robots are going to take over the world, you should stop and look at your phone. Mobile Phone Apps are examples of this progress, putting connections in your pocket and paving the way to a tomorrow that allows our environment to adapt to us so we can better engage, learn, and live within it. internet_of_thingsOne of my new and much loved home Smart Tech items is my SONOS Speakers.  I have a couple of  speakers at different ends of the house that are connect to my home WIFI and enables me to play or stream music from my phone.SONOS SpeakersSONOS SPEAKERS UNBOXEDSONOS SPEAKERThe great thing about these is that whilst small and stylish they pack an audio punch and produce top quality music.  i can set them up to stream from lots of different music platforms from Spotify, to Mixcloud and choose to play the samething from each speak or have different stations playing.SONOS ROOMSSONOS PLAYLISTSSONOS STREAMINGHaving this sort of flexibility in your sound system is really liberating as it means you can have a house filled with the same music in each room, or just fill singular rooms with your favorite music. All in all a very clever system, and one that is only made possible with the birth of new Smart Technology.  I can’t wait to see what other technological developments will happen within my lifetime, as this feels like its only the start of the revolution.

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