Stories Tagged - Technology
Jan. 29, 2021 | Barb Livingstone
Refreshed Beltline real estate development could become office hub for Calgary's burgeoning tech sector
Dec. 01, 2020 | Stefan Strangman
Regardless of your thoughts on how soon is too soon for setup, hanging Christmas lights remains one of the most inconvenient tasks in a homeowner's holiday checklist. However, in recent years, permanent outdoor smart lights have been surging in popularity. These lights, controlled via smartphone apps and installed by professionals, can significantly outlast standard holiday lights and provide more versatility for use in all seasons.
Oct. 26, 2020 | Josh Skapin
This is what Ocgrow Group of Companies has done with SOLA, the company's new development in inner-city Kensington that will boast 172 condo units – all equipped with smart-home automation.
Oct. 13, 2020 | Stefan Strangman
The advent of integrated smart homes mean that DIY setups are increasingly common, leading professional services to expand their features and lower their prices. Modern security systems don't just monitor for break-ins, either – many systems contain a variety of sensors that can detect everything from a carbon monoxide leak to a flood in the basement.
July 27, 2020 | Gerald Vander Pyl
April 03, 2020 | Natalie Noble
Jan. 24, 2020 | Josh Skapin
Security vulnerabilities within some devices, or at least the way in which they are set up, may be keeping the door ajar, allowing access for cyber criminals.
May 16, 2018 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Want to have the coolest home on the block? Then fill it with all the latest smart home devices.
"A lot of people are familiar with smart home, and they have bits and pieces of it, but are looking at expanding," said Steven Toews, general manager of Best Buy's Deerfoot Meadows location.
According to Toews, smart lighting is the top-selling smart home category.
April 18, 2018 | Kevin Brown
When searching for new property listings, we all know to turn to realtor.ca. But where do you go for support when starting a home improvement project? Before you roll up your sleeves or slip on your work boots, go high-tech with these top home improvement and renovation apps.
Feb. 10, 2017 | Miles Durie
Wearable tech has the potential to revolutionize your physical fitness
We humans are great at finding shortcuts, simple solutions and quick fixes. We instinctively avoid doing things the hard way. This drive has spurred amazing innovations in areas from transportation to telecommunications and automation. Everything from the wheel to the silicon chip has sprung from our need to avoid work.
But there's a downside: the easier we make our lives, the less active we are and the more difficult it becomes to stay physically fit. And even though we all know there's no magic bullet that will make us fit, strong and healthy, that doesn't stop us from looking for one.