Virtual assistants divice, point the way to the future

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We all need a little help sometimes. After all, what are cloud-based, artificially intelligent software agents for? By now we’re all familiar with the usual suspects: Siri, Google Now, Cortana and Alexa. They introduced most of us to the idea of talking to, rather than via, a phone, computer or home appliance. But let’s face it: These …

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Smart power outlets and plugs for house and office

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Internet-enabled electrical outlets, plugs, power strips and switches are a great way to start building a smart home. They add convenience to any appliance and can make a big dent in your electric bills by keeping unused appliances turned off and reducing “standby” consumption. You’ll be able to turn devices on and off remotely from …

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Writes on paper but captures your notes and drawings digitally

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IT’S undeniable that the world is steadily and constantly changing every day to accommodate new inventions that seem to make everything a tad simpler. And a good chunk of these changes has been brought about by technology. Even in this new era of tablets and smartphones, the old fashioned way seems to be what is …

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Improve the air quality in your work by using an air filter

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Choosing the right air purifier comes down to the types of filters it has — a true HEPA is key — and making sure it can accommodate the size of the room you want cleaned. We targeted 360 square feet, slightly larger than the average master office. Improving indoor air quality starts with minimizing pollutant …

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