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Trends in Smart Home Technology for 2023

Smart home technology is designed to make everyday life easier. You don’t have to be tech-savvy to enjoy the convenience of these products, since many of them are “plug and play.” But what are some trends in home smart technology for 2023? Some of these might be a revamping of smart technology used in the …

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How Does a Touchless Faucet Work?

Touchless faucets are becoming common, especially in restaurants, public restrooms, and homes. Once you figure out that this faucet does not work manually, it can be frustrating to get it to work. A better understanding surrounding the design and mechanics will help you the next time you encounter a touchless faucet. Faucet Sensor Picks up …

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The history of the vacuum and how it changed over time

The vacuum has become such a normal part of our everyday lives, but have you ever wondered how it came to be so? While it may seem like a cumbersome chore, vacuuming has taken a lot of the work out of cleaning, and made it a lot more efficient. Let’s take a look at this …

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12 Smart Light Bulbs You Can Control With Your Smart Phone

Enjoy full control over light color and timing with the SmartFX smart bulb! The SmartFX smart bulb is a new sensation for lighting enthusiasts, as well as pretty much anyone who likes amazing new inventions. These smart bulbs can use Bluetooth and WiFi technology to connect with any smart phone or bluetooth device. Now with a few …

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25 Innovative Smart Home Lighting Solutions

Welcome to our gallery featuring a vast array of modern smart home lighting solutions. We’ve reached a point where “smart” technology has integrated with nearly every aspect of our lives, with the smartphone at the center of it all. Isn’t it about time that your home lighting took things up a notch? We decided to …

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26 Top Smart Home Remote Controls

Welcome to our gallery focusing on another facet of the incredible world of smart home devices: smart remote controls. These devices are the actual hands-on component of a smart home ecosystem, the way you go about controlling it. With a suite of smart home devices and appliances installed in your home, the final step is …

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23 Top Smart Garage Door Openers and Gadgets

Welcome to our gallery featuring another great addition to the growing selection of smart home tech: smart home garages. We love smart home technology and the new layers of convenience and security they afford us. When it comes to garages, smart tech brings unexpected improvements that feel instantly and definitely welcome. First of all, what does …

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33 Top Smart Home Cameras

Welcome to our ongoing series on smart home technology, focusing here on smart home cameras. When you think about smart technology that improves life at home, cameras might not be your first idea. We’re here to open your mind to the convenience and safety possibilities inherent with smart home camera solutions. So let’s get the …

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26 Top Smart Home Door Locks

Welcome to our gallery revealing some of the most innovative smart home door locks out there. While we’ve covered many smart home technology options, this is one of the most important and game-changing. When your security catches up with the technology in your home, everyone wins. Well, everyone but thieves win. We’ve enjoyed covering the myriad …

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20 Smart Voice Recognition and Voice Activated Products for the Home

Welcome to our guide on smart home voice recognition products. We are covering a range of the best of the best when it comes to smart home devices designed to elevate and enhance your life. In this gallery, we focus on the devices that have been crafted specifically for voice interaction. The main selling point …

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21 Top Smart Home Blinds Solutions

In our continuing search for the best smart home technology available, we’re now covering the innovative field of smart home blinds. This might come as a surprise, but even the windows and shades of your home can be improved with smart technology. These products allow for the complete customization and control of the natural light …

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Complete Wireless Doorbell Guide: Options, Pros and Cons

Just about everyone who enters your home first rings your doorbell. Doorbells are relatively simple. When someone pushes a button outside of your home, a chime sounds inside of your home, letting you know that you have a visitor. One could mistakenly think that there’s not a lot that could be done to improve this …

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43 Fantastic Touchless Products For The Home

Welcome to our gallery featuring an extensive collection of the best touchless products for the home! The above touchless paper towel dispenser is just one example of many products that can create a sensor-driven home. We pride ourselves on keeping up with the cutting edge when it comes to home design, and we’re eager to …

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The Gradual Melding of Tech and Homemaking

In the numerous generational spats that have taken place between Millennials and Boomers in the past few years, one of the most common complaints is that Millennials don’t have any “domestic” skills. When you can hit up Taskrabbit for help building IKEA furniture, Grubhub for sushi, and send a Roomba whizzing across your floors in …

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20 Top Smart Home Window Solutions

Welcome to our gallery focusing on another important facet of modern home design: smart home windows. Smart home technology serves to make our houses more comfortable, convenient, and safe places to live. When the technology comes to windows, our visual portals to the world outside, truly innovative things happen. We love the way that the …

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Are Smart Bathrooms Next in the Invasive Smart Home Tech Craze?

Podcast Version Smart home technology has been a hot topic in the past few years. Technologists and researchers alike have been concerned that these devices’ intents have strayed too far from making life more convenient to provide an endless source of marketing data on tap to nefarious hands. After all, there’s a reason why you …

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Is It OK for Google to Know All Your Secrets? Ins and Outs of Smart Home Systems

Podcast Version Smart home systems and devices have become a hot button issue in tech lately.  It’s no secret that all of these fancy new doodads are reporting on everything we do to faceless intelligence agencies, AI bots, and adtech developers constantly trying to find new ways to sell us everything from dog food to …

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20 Different Types of Video Cables Explained (Unravel the Cable Conundrum)

What type of video cable you need depends on the purpose of the connection and the kind of data you’re transmitting. Though we’re looking at video cables here, many types transmit sound, too. Here’s everything you need to know about the different types of video cables. Related: Home Theater & Media Room Ideas | DIY …

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What Are the 8 Different Types of Televisions in 2023?

Quicklist: Different Types of Televisions MicroLED modular Wall TVs Quantum Light-Emitting Diode Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Display LED  Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) Digital Light Processing (DLP) Plasma Panels Direct-View Thinking about updating your television viewing experience? Feel like your TV is outdated after a few years? You’re not alone. The average household gets a new …

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14 Spotify Alternatives for Listening to Fabulous Music

My 250 CD collection was stolen shortly after college. That was quite some time ago. Now losing a music collection isn’t a concern since music is all streamed any time and anywhere and anything. I think Spotify and its alternatives are amazing. We have a premium Spotify account as well as Apple Music. I love …

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14 Different Types of Smart Home Technology Options (Ultimate Guide)

Here at Home Stratosphere, we are enamored with the burgeoning world of smart home technology. These interconnected devices promise to revolutionize the way we live in our homes, making things simpler, more efficient, and far more reactive to our presence. We have covered a broad spectrum of smart home technology, from individual devices for utilities, …

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Custom 12,000 Sq ft Ultra “ELAN Smart Home” has Theater, Gym, Bar, Game Room, Pool and So Much More!

About this home This is a stunning 12,000-square-foot smart home located on scenic Mt. Helix in La Mesa, California. With unparalleled panoramic views of the nearby valleys, mountain peaks, and even ocean breadths on clear days, this mountainside haven is the perfect balance between formal and easygoing, with a blend of industrial materials and contemporary …

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15 Eco Friendly Smart Home Products

Welcome to our gallery featuring the best eco friendly products and options for smart homes today. We love smart home devices and products, anything designed to improve your life and bring your home into the future. Sometimes smart means new functionality, and sometimes it simply means sustainable. We’re looking at products designed to do both. …

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Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Speaker Review (Synced with Spotify)

Finally, finally, finally we have an incredible music system set up in our home on which we can listen to anything (except Adele and Taylor Swift who boycott Spotify), anywhere and anytime with Spotify synced with the Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System. [toc wrapping=”right”]I’ve never been a big fan of CDs. I never really …

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12 Incredible Smart Home Utilities

Welcome to our latest smart home technology gallery, this time showcasing the variety of smart utilities that can improve your home. We’re beyond excited about the burgeoning popularity of smart home technology and want to share the possibilities out there. With smart home technology, your utilities can become more convenient, efficient, and safe. There’s really nothing more …

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17 Top New Smart Home Appliances

Welcome to our gallery focusing on the exciting new world of smart home appliances. We’re making a big push into smart home technology and want to be as comprehensive as possible, to showcase the possibilities out there. With smart home technology, your appliances can become more convenient, safe, and efficient. Let’s face it: we take …

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Top 24 Smart Home Entertainment Devices

Welcome to our gallery focusing on the new world of smart home entertainment possibilities. With wireless technology, smartphones, and Internet of Things becoming part of everyday life, our very homes are turning into computer controllable spaces. There’s a veritable universe of options out there, and we wanted to sort through them all to simplify things …

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