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How to Support Your Mental Health with Your Smart Speaker

Support Your Mental Health with Your Smart Speaker

With the stresses and busyness of modern life, it's easy to let self-care practices slip. But what if your smart speaker could give you a gentle nudge in the right direction throughout the day? Smart home voice assistants like Alexa can actually be useful allies for your mental wellbeing. Read on to find out how to leverage smart home [...]

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How can smart home tech make my home more energy efficient?

How can smart home tech make my home more energy efficient?

Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are revolutionising the way we approach managing our homes, providing new opportunities for accessible, convenient ways to conserve energy and minimise our carbon footprints. In this blog, we’ll take you through some of the key benefits of adopting smart home technologies, typical use cases, some things to [...]

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Smart Meets Kind - Smarten Up Your Back-to-School Routine

Smarten Up Your Back-to-School Routine

It's back-to-school season! If you are anything like us getting back into a routine can be hard. There is always so much to organise and new timings to get used to. We’re here to help you set yourself and your kids up for success this school year and smarten up your back-to-school routine. In this blog, we’ll show you how [...]

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Behind the Scenes - June 2023

Behind the Scenes – June 2023

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes June is flying by and soon we will be off for the summer. We’ve been busy working on some new ideas and excited to let you know more about our plans. Find out what happens behind the scenes at our family run smart home business. This month is all about podcasts and widgets! Fife Family Fun Day This [...]

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News & Views - Applications of Research & Technology

News & Views – Applications of Research & Wellbeing Technology

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes Listen to this week’s news above or read on! We enjoy sharing information about technology, wellbeing, housing and social care that we find interesting.  For the past year, our social media was the main place that we published these articles and news stories.  Our blog has mainly covered internal news and more recently our interviews [...]

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30+ Digital Tools for Businesses on a Budget

30+ Digital Tools for Businesses on a Budget

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes Running your own business means you have to wear many hats and perform a wide range of tasks that you probably have never done before.  This can be even more challenging in a start-up environment where your business is creating a new unique product or service.  Money will also be tight, unless you are [...]

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Diagram showing the recommended wiring for a smart home

Smart Home Choices Wired vs. Wireless

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes 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 [...]

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6 ways to have fun with Amazon Alexa

6 Ways to have Fun with Amazon Alexa

Estimated reading time: 11 minutes 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 [...]

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Smart home cyber security considerations

Smart Home Security Tips

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 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 [...]

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Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live, quote by Jim Rohn

6 Tips for a Happier, Healthier Lifestyle

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes “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 [...]

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Amazon Alexa Show8 and Google Home Hub

6 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Smart Video Speaker

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes 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, [...]

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