The latest home technology represents significant advances in entertainment, convenience, and cost savings over technology of just a few years ago.
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Entertainment and Relaxation
Ultra Thin, Ultra Smart TVs debut at CES in 2012. They are 3.” thick, are more energy efficient, and have a brighter picture and wider color spectrums than other TVs.
Smart TVs now come with Internet capability for email, web browsing, YouTube, etc.
Brainwave Controlled TV is right around the corner. A lightweight device worn on the head converts brainwaves to commands. It takes just a few minutes to calibrate each user; then, a mere thought can change channels, volume, and more, BrainWave TV, which operates some games using this technology, is available in China for $3,000.
With XBox Kinect, you are the controller. It reacts to your gestures, recognizes your voice and face, and can track six people sending 20 joints per player.
The Disappearing Pool can be stopped at any height to fit your needs. It takes less energy for heating and cooling, and exhibits less water evaporation. It takes up less space than a conventional pool. When the pool is submerged, the surface can be used for other purposes, such as a patio.
Saving Time and Energy
The kitchen is another area that’s benefitting from advances in home technology.
The LG smart refrigerator allows you to shop online and make a grocery list by scanning foor items that are in the fridge. It is also capable of integrating with a Smart Phone.
Wireless emitters embedded into surfaces like countertops can replace electrical cords, and heat pots of water resulting in saver operation, as the surface area stays cool to the touch.
Convenience, Savings, and Security
Smart House technology can control multiple functions in the home from any device including a Smart Phone and computer. They can operate a single room or the whole house and are compatible with iPhones and iPads. Controls include lighting including dimmers, motion sensors, music and video – even controlling different media in different rooms.
Long-term Saving and Efficiency
Smart Roofs are extremely strong and durable, resulting in a longer life-span. They resist snow and ice build-up, and can cut energy use by 50% by staying warm in the winter.
Intelligent windows are a transparent solar technology, come in a variety of styes and colors, and can help reduce energy usage by letting heat out and keeping it in.