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Flat Pack Lighting Part 2: London Light

Flat Pack Lighting Part 2: London Light | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
This little candle holder was packed away for months in a box in my flat, The Stadtlicht is made by Dekoop, and there are versions of several cities around the world. I love the way light can chang...
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Nest meets hue

Nest meets hue | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it

Nest meets hue Nest® and Philips hue have teamed up for you to get the most out of both products.

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Great Integration , with less controllers  to worry about 

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Yours Truly: The Fairphone 2 Is an Android Phone you can Repair Yourself, Easily and Inexpensively

Yours Truly: The Fairphone 2 Is an Android Phone you can Repair Yourself, Easily and Inexpensively | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it

What if you could repair your phone yourself?

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Sentri Is The Smart Home Monitoring System Of The Future

Sentri Is The Smart Home Monitoring System Of The Future | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
An increasing number of devices in the home are getting connected to the Internet, giving consumers new ways to control their household appliances. But as..

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Psychologists warn constant email notifications are 'toxic source of stress'

Psychologists warn constant email notifications are 'toxic source of stress' | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
A culture has developed where people must feel they are constantly available
for work, study reveals
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Next-Gen Wi-Fi Will Actually Connect the Internet of Things

Next-Gen Wi-Fi Will Actually Connect the Internet of Things | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Wi-Fi HaLow wants to be a better Bluetooth.
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Now that's great connectivity
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Top 10 Implantable Wearables Soon To Be In Your Body

Top 10 Implantable Wearables Soon To Be In Your Body | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Technology must and will soon move from existing outside our bodies to residing inside us. Implantable Wearables, the next big frontier.
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The Internet Lives in a Huge Hotel in Manhattan

The Internet Lives in a Huge Hotel in Manhattan | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Security is drum-tight, with security guards, security cameras, biometric security checkpoints, and even man traps.
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In serious need of decluttering ,It does not need to be this way .Ask about 'our' decluttering service with benefits.....A Smarter way of living InControl-Uk
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8 things that will (probably) happen in tech in 2016

8 things that will (probably) happen in tech in 2016 | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Read The Telegraph technology team's predictions for the year ahead, including
drones, robots, driverless cars and virtual reality
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Sky Q – Equipment – our most advanced technology

Sky Q – Equipment – our most advanced technology | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Discover how Fluid Viewing™ sets your TV free around your home. The Sky Q Hub and Sky Q Mini work with Sky Broadband to turn the 4K-ready Sky Q and Sky Q Silver boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Another step to a truly convenient smart home
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Incontrol One Room

The Solution to those tiresome TV messages and screens , whilst simply trying to watch SKY , or Virgin TV . life is too short for complicated. Fitted in unde...
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Now incudes  the  'decluttering'  of that no go area behind your TV . ( you know the spiders web of cables and sockets)  

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Future iPhones could contain eye-tracking software

Future iPhones could contain eye-tracking software | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Eye-tracking software could be a feature of future iPhones and other Apple products after the company was granted a patent for the technology
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I'll keep an eye on that one
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Why the high-tech smart home is still years away

Why the high-tech smart home is still years away | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Research shows that only a tiny proportion of British consumers have bought into the 'internet of things' phenomenon
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Is this because of the perception on  :

Price its expensive

Complication on use

Trust  on  the advice given

The potential disruption of installation in homes

The  Technology  would be outdated as soon as it’s installed

Some thing else 

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'BioPhone' can do pulse-tracking even when it's in your pocket

'BioPhone' can do pulse-tracking even when it's in your pocket | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Don't like wearing fitness trackers? You might find this new study dubbed "BioPhone" by a group of scientists from MIT's Media Lab interesting, then: they're exploring the possibility of using commercially available phones to monitor your heart...
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Was there an external sensor mentioned here? 

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With Quartz’s App, You Don’t Read the News. You Chat With It

With Quartz’s App, You Don’t Read the News. You Chat With It | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it

Instead of headlines, you get messages that read like texts from a friend—if your friend were a news-obsessed but reliable source.

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 An  app  that  reads the News  in  a conversation  form.

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Kinetic energy-harvesting shoes a step towards charging mobile devices on the go

Kinetic energy-harvesting shoes a step towards charging mobile devices on the go | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it

A team of researchers is claiming to have made a big breakthrough in the collective effort to turn human motion into usable energy, developing a new method of producing high, useful amounts of electricity from our footsteps.

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The power in your steps

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Market

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The  convince of buttons on a touch panel when you need then!  gone when you don’t…That’s Smart 

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Misfit's two new gadgets point toward the future of wearable tech

Misfit's two new gadgets point toward the future of wearable tech | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
With two new products unveiled at this week’s CES, Misfit is holding true to its mantra of making wearables “you’re not embarrassed to wear.”
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How to turn your home into a luxury cinema

How to turn your home into a luxury cinema | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
With Oscar nominations out, why not create your own mini-cinema? It's more
than just a TV room...
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We are specialists providing more than A TV room , InControl ... A Smarter way of Living
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The Internet of Things Is Everywhere, But It Doesn’t Rule Yet

The Internet of Things Is Everywhere, But It Doesn’t Rule Yet | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
2015 was the year everyone started making plans, laying groundwork, and building the infrastructure for the day when all our devices are connected.
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What will 2016 bring ....InControl promotes A Smarter way of living .making technology work forYou
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Cardboard Home Cinema at Firebox.com

Cardboard Home Cinema at Firebox.com | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
No sticky carpets or popcorn crunching under foot, no unreasonably tall people sat directly in front of you, no sickly couples canoodling and talking over the film. No rustling crisp packets, no slurping drinks. Just your own fully-reclined seat in the front row, every single time - you can even pause the film to nip to the toilet...
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Personal home cinema , sometimes "less is more "

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Alarm.com - Home Security Systems, Alarm Monitoring, Video & Energy Management.

Alarm.com - Home Security Systems, Alarm Monitoring, Video & Energy Management. | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Alarm.com’s Smart Home Security and solutions power millions of homes. 24/7 professional monitoring and smart home technology keep your home secure and under your control.
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What’s a smart meter?

What’s a smart meter? | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Smart meters are the new generation gas and electricity meters. With a smart meter you can see how much energy you’re using and what you’re spending, in pounds and pence. You’ll get accurate bills from your energy supplier – no more estimated bills.
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Google Fit gets real-time stats and grabs data from more wearables

Google Fit gets real-time stats and grabs data from more wearables | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Just in time to outfit your holiday workout regimen, Google its updating its Fit app with a few new features. First, the activity-tracking software now provides real-time distance, steps, pace and calorie stats for your running, walking and riding...
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Bellabeat - Smart Jewelry

Bellabeat - Smart Jewelry | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
Track your sleep, log your period, analyze your breathing and monitor your activity with the LEAF. Empower your body with the smartest piece of jewelry.
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'Making tech work for Women' , I experienced  this fist hand at Slush 2015.

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Plug&play cam with interesting features

Plug&play cam with interesting features | Making Technology  Work for you | Scoop.it
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What a pleasant  plug-and-play camera that pans and tilts, for real-time streaming to the app. Practical and pretty!

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