The 21st-century home is often crammed with gadgets and equipment, ranging from tablets and laptops to smart televisions.
Take a look at ten technology advances that have become commonplace in many people’s homes.
Smart TVs have rung the death knell for DVD and video players in many households.
According to the UK regulator Ofcom, smart TVs were in 42 percent of households in 2017, up from just 5% in 2012.
When it comes to online gaming, console and PC players in the 1990s and early 2000s had fewer options than they do today.
This has resulted in a boom in E-sports, with the greatest players in the world earning significant sums of money for their exploits in games like Fortnite and Street Fighter. Kyle Giersdorf, a 16-year-old from Pennsylvania, just won $3 million while playing Fortnite.
Smart meters, according to the UK energy regulator Ofgem, are devices that can “provide consumers near real-time information on energy use.”
Consumers will be able to “better control their energy use, save money, and cut emissions” if they can see how much energy they are using
Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video, for example, provide quick access to television shows and movies for a price. Spotify and Tidal, for example, are music platforms.
Virtual assistants, such as Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Home, are becoming more prevalent in many households.
Although the ovens we use to cook our food may appear to be the same as they were decades ago, the technology inside them is evolving
Robot vacuums are available from a number of prominent manufacturers, including Dyson, Hoover, and Miele.
These devices do the cleaning for you, moving around your house and sucking up dirt and dust on their own.
Locks that do not require keys to open are becoming a popular solution to secure property for some people.
Waitrose delivery drivers have access to a customer’s house thanks to Yale smart-lock technology. A temporary access code is set for the customer’s lock, which is communicated to Waitrose via a secure app.
When it comes to home security, smart doorbells provide an added layer of protection for security-conscious families.
The homeowner receives a notification – usually sent to their cell phone – when the bell rings or one of the motion sensors activates, indicating that someone is attempting to gain access to their property.
They can see who that person is and, if necessary, speak to them using their mobile device.
The new Perfect Pillar is the first remote-controlled candle in the world. It combines the warmth and beauty of classic real flame candles with cutting-edge technology to create a candlelight experience that is safe, smart, and convenient.
To get an instant flame, simply activate the candle with a little remote and set the timer. But, you can always get traditional candles too, like taper candles and make the surroundings more sophisticated.