Vue Smart Glasses

Google Glass was introduced several years ago, and these devices have not been widely adopted. Two reasons are that the glasses are bulky, and they have a recording device attached which seems to be intrusive for many people. Vue Smart Glasses do not have a recording device attached so that fear can be allayed. Also, the glasses look stylish so they may be mistaken for regular glasses. The Vue Smart glasses come in plain, prescription and sunglass options. One interesting thing the glasses provide is something they term “bone conduction audio technology.” So instead of having in earbuds in your ears …

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Delivery Drones are Coming.

Drones are becoming more commonplace as the prices have come down, and their acceptance rate has gone up. Although there are some concerns with drones related to privacy and safety, enough research has been completed that drones controlled by the Wing company are now officially permitted to start delivering items in a couple of areas in Virginia. One thing that is allowing them to do this is that they are being licensed by the FAA like a small commercial aircraft as opposed to the FAA drone regulations. That FAA aircraft regulation allows them to be operated with more flexibility than …

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Home Security

Years ago home security was fulfilled by having a dog and a weapon. Then along came alarm systems, monitored alarm systems, and the progression continues. Many people have heard of Ring Video Doorbell systems even if they do not have them installed. Now Ring and others like them are introducing even more product offerings. A company named Maximus Lighting is releasing a dual camera video doorbell that projects to provide a wider area of view due to the two cameras and their placement. This option should help better identify anything coming, or going near the door of a home where it is installed. Besides regular …

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Folding Screen Phones

Are you ready for the next wave of phone innovation? Folding screen phones will be released by more manufacturers this year. What is a folding screen phone? It is just like it sounds, and it is a phone that has a screen that will fold and unfold as you need to use it. The main benefit of the design is that the larger screen will provide you with more workspace, but also provide the portability of a smaller phone when folded. Another benefit of the foldable phone is that you can work on two different applications at the same time …

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Automatically Fold Your Clothes

Do the piles of laundry around your home bug you? Most people wash at least three loads per week, and some with larger families will wash many more. Once the automatic washer and dryer are finished with the loads of laundry, then it is time to fold the clothes manually and put them away. What if you could automatically fold the clothes instead of having to fold them manually? Well, if FoldiMate has its way, you soon will have its machine do the work. FoldiMate is expected to be available for purchase later this year.   So a machine like …

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Google Home Hub

Are you ready to take your next step to automate your home? If you already have products like Nest, the Google Home Hub should be a good option for you. With a 7 inch screen, microphones and Google Assistant included, this device can help you control most (if not all) of the smart devices in your home. Want to turn off a smart light? Check. Want to turn down the temperature? Check. Concerned about security and want to view your cameras? Check. Not only will it help you control your devices there are many other things it can do. Working …

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New Technologies for Cashless Payments

The way things are paid for in 2019 will continue to change. New options will allow more people to bypass using cash, pin numbers and signing screens. Already most people are comfortable paying with debit cards or credit cards. Next year biometric payment options will become more widespread. Mastercard is providing a biometric card that will store the owners thumbprint characteristics on the card. When the card is used the owner’s thumb will be scanned by the card at the time of payment to verify a match with the stored thumbprint characteristics on the card. The transaction will complete when …

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5G is on the way

For the longest time we heard how 4G LTE would change everything and truthfully it did compared to previous mobile technologies. Do you think 5G will have the same impact? Very likely is a great answer. 5G (like its predecessors) is so much faster and can help with the proliferation of internet connected devices. In fact, just last month Verizon started selling its 5G home service in select markets aiming to take the place of traditional internet service. Some of the biggest differences for 5G is speed and low latency. According to reports it can download a full high definition …

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AmazonBasics Microwave

Have you ever put something in the microwave to cook and realize it needed something besides setting the microwave at two minutes and pressing start? Maybe the directions are to defrost at 50 percent and your dish is frozen before you start. Do you see the 50%, or half power button on the screen? Unless you have an unusual microwave you do not. So what if you did not have to figure out how to try (and sometimes fail) at programing the microwave? Easier can be better when applied to appliances. Amazon is selling an inexpensive microwave that will take instructions …

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Trailer Towing Technology

This month we have been thinking about football and tailgating. For some people pulling a trailer to use for tailgating is perfect. The trailer can have everything you need set up and ready to go so all you must do is open it up. For other people there is an interest in camping, boating, or the need to pull a trailer with things on it (such as ATV’s and lawnmowers). Whenever towing is involved, it can be a little complicated if you rarely pull something behind your vehicle. Thanks to newer technologies towing can be easier. Both Ford and General …

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