Authors Posts by Julie R.

Julie R.

Julie is totally technology driven. She is an early adapter, getting the newest devices first and loves seeing how they work. She is the first one called when her friends need help setting up networks, new computer systems, printers and cool home automation devices. She loves being the token "dork" in her group of friends.

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Is Your AI Lying to You?

I talk a lot about artificial intelligence (AI) and how we are using it more and more in our homes. We use it because...
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New Year, Smart Home Tech, and a Healthier You

January is the month of resolutions and self-improvement. The problem is that, well, as the months go one and January gets farther away, so...
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Welcome to the Hotel Robot Bellhop

Buzz, buzz. Who’s there? (robot voice): Room. Service. Yup, that’s right. Robots are now a part of the hospitality industry and are even being used in some...
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When Does Pet Convenience Trump Safety – If Ever?

Pet owners are always looking for innovative, smart home solutions that will help them take care of their pets; especially in this day and...
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From Always Listening to Watching: The Future Will Be Uploaded

First, there was the Amazon Echo with its “always on” microphone that some people claim it was Big Brother disguised as a helpful home...

Google Serves Up a Dish of Smart Home Competition for Amazon

The smart home wars continue, with Google making the latest move. Amazon and Google are in a perpetual battle to be Master of the Smart...
Amazon Expands Hands-Free Calling & Messaging to Fire Tablets

Amazon Expands Hands-Free Calling & Messaging to Fire Tablets

It just got even harder to avoid your friends and family. Amazon has added their suite of Fire tablets to the list of devices that...
Types of Smart Device Users

5 Types Of Smart Home Users

Smart home automation attracts all kinds of users. Here are the five types of smart home users that I have come across:   The Bandwagoner The...

5 Emerging Technologies That Will Influence Smart Homes

As another year ends, everyone finds themselves looking ahead at what is to come. As people, we look ahead and imagine what our personal...
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Confessions of Someone That Adapts to Tech Early

As an early adopter of the latest technology, my goal is to be cooler than you. That’s right, I am a super cool badass,...