Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help Take Care of Your

By Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing at Essence No matter how well you organize yourself, life happens: it is not possible for any parent to watch their kids 24 hours a day. When they are young, even if you are at home you can’t keep your eyes on them all the time, and of course, at some point, when they get older, they will have to stay home alone. But fear not, smart homes are here to help you on the adventure of raising a family. Here are 5 ways a…

Solar Windows, Electricity Generating Clothes and Robot Chefs: The Future of Home Tech

For the right price, there are already a number of technologies available that can cut down on the number of mundane chores you need to do around the home. From cleaning the floor to switching off the lights and cutting the grass to clearing the drains, today’s tech geniuses have come up with a wide variety of products designed to make our lives easier and more automated. So just how much further will we go? Quite a bit, according to the latest research from Service Octopus. The leading cleaning price…

AOC presents: Finding the perfect monitor for the student

Hundred thousands of young people are currently getting ready to start their studies at college or university soon. For health and efficiency reasons, it is good to think about purchasing an innovative but affordable monitor. Display specialist AOC has put together a variety of monitors from their portfolio to meet students’ special demands. Nowadays, laptops and tablets are almost staple goods for a student. Homeworks, assignments, coding, statistical analysis, writing papers and essays, creating presentations; almost every aspect of studies are done mostly on these devices. After their studies, students…

WiFi coverage in UK homes not good enough finds reichelt elektronik

Whether working, watching your favourite online TV shows or keeping up to date with the latest happenings on social media, speedy internet at home is important. Intermittent access is frustrating for our always on, always connected lifestyles. Good Internet essentially depends on two components: the transmission rate and the reception. According to a recent study by online electrical retailer reichelt elektronik, 45 per cent of Brits have issues with their WiFi temporarily cutting out. A further 34 per cent said they had issues with the quality of reception in different…

A third of Brits choose LED lights to save energy: new research from reichelt elektroniks

LED lights have become a viable option for UK households wanting to make energy and cost savings, reveals a new survey by reichelt elektronik. Lasting significantly longer than conventional lamps, a third of respondents say energy savings are the biggest influencer when it comes to buying an LED light but upfront costs remain a barrier to purchasing. Spotlight on efficiency and design The survey revealed that the benefit of these energy savings is of greater concern than luminosity (21 per cent) and colour (9 per cent). The findings also show…

Essential Tech To Survive A Festival Weekend

Festival season has now kicked off, and if you’re planning to spend a weekend away in a field at some of the UK’s best events or even abroad, then it’s best to consider some of the best tech around to keep you charged up and entertained. With a variety of must-have gadgets and technology available – Niall Green, CEO of Second Screen – a cutting-edge app developer for the creative industries – offers his essential tech recommendations to survive a festival weekend. Download the festival’s app The best way to plan your weekend…

Has F-Secure created the best cyber security system?

Not so long ago the world was a simpler place the internet was used to check emails and if you wanted to know what your friend had for dinner you asked them on your landline.  With the growth of technology and faster internet connections a whole new world of possibilities evolved.  It was a magical time when the impossible was made possible. A time where we waited patiently for a website to load and hoped that the connection was not disrupted with someone using your home phone. It was 1995…

The evolution of monitor designs: a journey through time

Who can still remember the good old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors, in their beige and bulky glory? With new monitor innovations being launched on an almost monthly basis, it is fairly easy to forget how far we have come since the first displays were developed. Ever since, the monitor market has continuously developed and innovated its products to suit different customer needs and lifestyles better, be it by improving designs or with new display technologies, amongst others enabling sharper resolutions than ever before. But between 4K resolutions and curved…

Great Father’s Day gift suggestions for all types of dad!

For the “Always on the Go Dad” SitPack – the world’s most compact, foldable resting device £45 from www.sitpack.com If your dad loves the great outdoors, is always on the move or spends endless hours watching your rugby, football or netball matches, he can take a much deserved rest with the Sitpack foldable seat! Sitpack is a high-adjustable foldable seat, which, when folded, looks like a small, inconspicuous cylinder the size of a beer can. The real magic of Sitpack happens when you unfold the cylinder revealing a 13 inch…