home security and automation

Transform your home into a ‘smart home’ just for £130

A DIY kit which can convert a property into a “smart home” for just £130 is being encouraged as perfect for Londoners staying in small apartments.

Iris, revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, lets customers control heating, security and lights via a smartphone although out of the house.

The kit can also be utilized for door unlocking, and can also be uninstalled and taken to a different property — making it best for tenants who are repeatedly moving.

A £90 “home automation” package, which is not yet offered in the UK, comprises of a motion sensor to sense impostors and a plug that can be remotely turned off. Their controller hub charges around £40.

US firm Lowe’s, which agenerated Iris, manufactured a show home at the CES to show off the kit, the world’s largest tech show. “People in towns such as London would truly benefit from Iris because of how well it works in compact apartments,” said Product manager Robbie Falls.

A number of companies, counting Samsung, are making more unified devices to be used in smart homes.

Mark Blunden flew as a guest of low-cost carrier Norwegian, which flies the 787-9 Dreamliner weekly from Gatwick to Los Angeles (norwegian.com)

A futuristic electric supercar which can reach speeds of up 200mph has been revealed.

The single-seat FFZERO1, which has a smartphone berth in its steering wheel, prepared its debut at CES.

California-based Faraday Future said it had no plans to trade the FFZERO1, but would start constructing a different model.

A teaser video has been seen nearly one million times on YouTube.

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Study finds that intelligent people get more easily distracted at work

Smart people are easily side-tracked at work as they find it hard to arrange tasks as per there priorities, as a research shows.

Steelcase, Workplace company found that conventionally smarter individuals often become harassed when they had numerous things to do at once.

Dr Ned Hallowell, Psychiatrist said, they tried to deal with each idea as it arose, prominent to a “feeling of insufficiency and incapability to deal with the workload.”

The study from 17 countries &10,000 staff revealed that the ordinary worker was diverted every three minutes by the internet or emails.

The rise of technology has aggravated the matter. Smartphones are said to take up twice as much time as they did four years ago, with most checking their devices around 200 times a day.

Conferring to Dr Hallowell, the phenomenon means some people rented for their intellect be unsuccessful to achieve their own as well as their bosses’ prospects.

Bostjan Ljubic, of Steelcase, said: “Employers are always on the lookout for the brightest people available, though the trouble to endure interruptions and multiple tasks in the office marks smart people in the same way as everyone else, if not more.

“The ways in which we work are altering more quickly than ever before and the brain is being imperilled to distractions and stresses which can lead to overload and statistics show that distractions in the place of work are on upsurge.”

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Video discloses simple steps to eliminate pre-installed apps from Apple iPhones

iPhone customers often get irritated, because their home screens are jumbled by pre-installed apps that cannot be removed.

But one YouTube video has shown an easy trick to make the unwanted icons vanish sans the app being totally deleted from the phone.

The short 49-second clip shows a man dragging three Apple apps into a folder which he retitles as ‘Disappear’.

While the icons are still ‘shaking’, a feature which occurs when iPhone users select to reorganise their folders and applications, the man transfers one icon to the second page of the folder.

The man then drags the app to the middle of third page of the folder and while keeping his finger on the icon, presses the home button.

The icon glides off to the top left hand curve of the screen before vanishing.

The video maker reiterates the procedure twice more for other apps earlier to returning to the home screen.

While the apps have gone from the home screen and sub-folder, they are hidden from view.

The video maker clarifies while the apps are no longer visible, they have not been removed from the phone and will re-emerge once the iPhone is switched off and restarted.


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Smartphone demand is on fade as customers spurn ‘glitzy gadgets’

According to Accenture, trading conditions for likes of Samsung, Sony and Apple are fixed to become rougher this year as customers turn away from “glitzy gadgets”,

The consultancy group said its study of 28,000 clients in 28 nations indicated that demand for flagship products like tablets and smartphones is diminishing.

They would plot to buy a smartphone this year, down six percentage points on last year, said just shy of half (48%) of those involved.

For now only 30% planned for a new TV and just 29% will purchase a tablet computer, related to 38% last year for both devices.

Global managing director for Accenture’s Electronics and High Tech group, Sami Luukkonen said, “The strike in the consumer technology market is indisputable, serious and global”.

“The market is not around the glitzy gadgets anymore – rather, it’s about provided that innovative, practical digital services and secure and more open association.”

He added that the industry needs to “create a sharp turn in the direction of providing advanced, value-added services that consumers are able to use with sureness”.

And it appears they cannot depend on on revolutions involving what had been observed as the future of the industry – the Internet of Things (IoT).