Tag: smart home

Standards and Ethics a Much-Needed Response to Tech Advances, AI Developments

by Lee Rickwood
Today’s information and technology ecosystem is already transforming the way governments, businesses and private citizens live, work and perhaps even think, so “the ethical use of AI and data will be critical not only for our future economy, but how we function as a society.”

Back-to-School Gadget Round-up

By Christine Persaud
Ready to head back to class, or get your child prepared to head off to high school, college, or university? Make sure you check these gadgets off the shopping list before finalizing your purchases.

Making Your Home Smart: Part 4 – The Backyard

By Christine Persaud
In the first three parts of this series, we’ve looked at how you can make the kitchen, living room, and basement  smart. Here, we’ll look at a room that isn’t technically a room in your home, but rather a space right outside of it: the backyard.

Making Your Home Smart: Part 3 – The Basement

By Christine Persaud
The basement can either be a forgotten part of your home, where you store your seasonal decorations and boxes of items you never bothered opening when you moved in. Or, it can be a full finished oasis, complete with a theatre or games room, playroom for the kids, or perhaps even a home office.

Tech That Helps With Sleep

By Christine Persaud
Ironically, just as tech might be perpetuating the problem, along with culprits like caffeine consumption, work demands, social commitments, and family dynamics, there’s also tech you can use to help by managing sleep patterns, like activity trackers that let you set bedtime reminders, encouraging more restful sleep, and simply helping you get some ZZZs.

Making Your Home Smart: Part 2 – The Living Room

By Christine Persaud
While the kitchen is where families most often converge, and where guests usually gravitate during a gathering, the living room still remains the digital entertainment centre of most homes. This is where you watch television and movies, or relax on the couch with a good book.How can you make it smarter? Here are some tech items worth considering.