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The Smart Home Way to Home School

In preparation for “going back to school” after the Easter holidays, we thought it would be fun to share some worksheets and ideas with you to try at home. As engineers we have a huge passion for promoting STEM and getting kids interested in finding out how the world around them works. This blog is part of our Smart Meets [...]

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The Story of the Kindspace Alexa Skill

The advancement of technology in recent years has made digital products and services more accessible and useful to broader groups of people. Nowadays, technology serves not only as an entertainment or recreational channel but can also improve and contribute to our wellbeing. At TL Tech we love to adapt everyday consumer electronics into assistive technology for elderly people and vulnerable [...]

Top Five Free Digital Wellbeing Tools

Top Five Free Digital Wellbeing Tools

Find out about yourself and your mental health Technology sometimes get a bad reputation as the root cause of our mental health and wellness issues.  Just like our diet, and even exercise, too much of a good thing can actually be bad, it is all about balance and knowing what is right for you.  Quite often we need to try [...]

Redefining the Role of the Smart Home

When we think about smart homes we often immediately think of the latest gadgets and the tech giants driving negative behaviours of consumerism. The products and services available lack any sense of cohesion and can often seem to be missing real purpose other than entertainment and time saving convenience. But what if the smart home could be transformed into a [...]

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Smart Home Choices Wired vs. Wireless

Introduction A question we get asked a lot by people doing major home renovations or a new build is whether they should include hardwired network connections throughout the home.  As with all questions there is no one right answer and the best solution for you will depend on a number of factors. As big fans of shows like Grand Designs, I [...]

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Meet Ecaterina Vidrascu

In the latest instalment of our blog series we interview Ecaterina Vidrascu to find out more about how she got into Data Science, what brought her to Aberdeen, the things that you might find her doing outside of work and what advice she has for people interested in learning more about Data Science. We are very lucky to have Ecaterina [...]

6 ways to have fun with Amazon Alexa

6 Ways to have Fun with Amazon Alexa

The way that people are interacting with technology is changing.  Indeed communication methods have seen massive changes over the last decade.  A voice assistant can be used to help you get organised, call friends and family and have fun.  There is a growing library of things to try out from music, books and learning a new skill such as [...]

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Smart Home Security Tips

One of the top reasons that people site when asked why they are not keen on adopting smart home technology is security.  There is a natural wariness about who has access to your data and how easy it might be for someone to enter your home through the internet connection to the devices you own.  This fear is not [...]

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6 Tips for a Happier, Healthier Lifestyle

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” is a quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn.  Jim dedicated his life to teaching others about personal development and entrepreneurship. Here are six tips to help support your wellbeing and empower you to make small changes that will lead to a happier and healthier lifestyle. It can [...]

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Inside the Mind of our Co-Founder Caroline

In the latest instalment of our blog series I share some insights to our business, my role and what motivates me.  You’ll find out how a Chemical Engineer found herself as Managing Director of a tech company and an entrepreneur! I’ll also share my thoughts on: Starting a business.Networking as an introvert.What it’s like working with your other half. About Our Blog We [...]

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Lines and Dots – A Musical Interpretation

Our time on the Opportunity North East (ONE) Digital Accelerator in 2019 was a bit of a blur.  However, one piece of advice that really stuck with me and that we use within our business is “lines not dots”.  This originates from a guy called Mark Suster.  Here he explains about the interaction between an investor and an entrepreneur [...]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Smart Video Speaker

There has never been a more important time to encourage access and inclusion for communication services. Even before covid-19 this was an issue recognised by the telecommunications industry and in particular the UK regulator Ofcom, who regularly monitor take up of services. It’s important that people are not disadvantaged or put off trying digital technologies, due to finances or technical [...]

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Thomas on Tech

In this instalment we interview our founder, Thomas Laurenson to find out more about his passion for smart homes and how people can get started with introducing some smart elements to their homes. What inspired you to create your business? I have always been interested in gadgets and fascinated to know not only how things work, but really understand how to take them apart [...]