Remember the early 2000s when having internet on your phone was a luxury? We’ve come so far and still there’s so far we could go. From banking apps to food ordering services, there’s few things your tech can no longer do. Here’s 6 more tech-savvy ways you can upgrade your life.
A whole new home
Smart homes are all the rage and they go beyond simple additions like light clappers. If you want an AI home then Nest offers a whole ecosystem of thoughtful home products, making your home life easier, safer and more secure. Lionel Guicherd-Callin, Head of Product Marketing at Nest explains more:
“The thoughtful home goes beyond "connected" products. It’s an intelligent home, where devices work together to take care of the home and the people inside it. Whether that’s security cameras that use computer vision technology to send specific alerts to your mobile phone when it spots an intruder, rather than the dogwalker, or a smoke alarm that talks to you - telling you where and what the danger is.
Getting the most out of your smart security system starts with choosing a system that will fit around your life and provide actionable intelligence when you need it.”
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Flash new bathroom fittings
What if you could eliminate the daily struggle of getting the shower temperature just right? Somebody else sympathises with this issue because LED light shower heads have been invented. These are equipped with three coloured light settings that let you know when the water is cool, warm (the sweet spot) and hot. Check out MyDeal home and garden to techify your bathroom.
Send your money anywhere
It’s an international world, we’re just living in it. If you have to get money across the globe fast then look out for apps to help you do so. OrbitRemit was set-up to make sending funds to friends and family overseas quick and secure, and without any hidden fees. Here’s what CEO Robbie Sampson had to say;
“There’s no easier or more secure way to send money to loved ones overseas than straight from your mobile phone. Not only will online transfer companies offer a competitive exchange rate, but a truly digitalised offering will mean faster and more efficient registration, as well as the ability to easily send money overseas. For example, international bank transfers can take up to 3-5 business days, depending on the provider, but with some transfer services which are solely online, transfers can reach recipients within the hour, often within minutes.”
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Legal services that fit your schedule
With work hours increasing and more parents taking on both jobs and family time there’s an increasing need for essential services after normal hours. Enter Nest Legal, an online legal team who are ready when you are. Founder Laura Vickers has more:
“As busy mums ourselves, we designed our firm around what makes life easier for busy parents. When you have kids, your legal needs increase – buying a home, updating your Will, having a financial agreement with your partner. But it is so difficult to make a time for you and hubby to see a lawyer when you are juggling work, childcare and parenting.
We meet with our clients on Skype once the kids are in bed, or during the day at the Nest office whilst the kids sit in a beanbag and watch Peppa Pig. We do as much as possible over text and email, and clients can start providing instructions via the forms on their website at a time and place that suits you. No one looks forward to getting a lawyer involved, but I like to think we make it as easy as can be for busy parents!”
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21st Century Parenting
There are few things more precious in life than your baby. When you put them down for a nap it’s logical to assume they’re safely sleeping until you hear their cries. But what if you could be sure? Now you can, with up-to-date baby and kids equipment like a portable baby monitors including video. If nothing else it’s a treat to check in occasionally for a snapshot of your calmly sleeping bub.
Protect your pets
i-Vet offers pet owners round the clock veterinary advice over the internet from qualified veterinarians delivering a new standard in pet care. It is the world’s first virtual veterinary clinic and allows pet owners stranded by distance, disability, or illness to access the care their animals desperately need. i-Vet veterinarians are available 24/7 to people from all over the world and can offer initial assessments, emergency advice, or comprehensive wellness plans and treatments. Skype consultations allow the vets to assess and advise in a way not previously possible, meaning quality vet care is now within reach for many who would otherwise face obstacles to receiving even the most basic care.
Virtual consultations can be booked online, and vets are available to take emergency calls 24/7.
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No matter the concern there’s a technological solution waiting for you to discover it.