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Just when you thought that it couldn’t get much hotter in the geeky technology world, the latest techno gadgets have turned up the heat yet again. Techno wizards, intent on making our lives so much easier, are now ensuring we use as little energy as possible to do the most as possible.
For most of us the novelty of asking Google to remind you to pick the kids up and how far it is to the next chinese takeaway is still quite something. It’s still fun to ask stupid questions and get an answer just like that. How clever! The range of incredible apps out there is staggering too. Why I didn’t even know I needed half of them, but I do. We’ve got used to monitoring everything from our smart phones, we rarely even use the thing for phone calls anymore.
Ok so we’ve seen the Google glasses and the watch, but soon near on every appliance will come with a mind of its own; from that keyfob without a key (keys were old hat ages ago) that tells you where you last put it down, to a coffee pot that switches itself on when your alarm goes off (one up on the old Teasmade), to the freaky advertising messages your phone will receive as you walk around the supermarket. Yes they know you’re in the tomato ketchup aisle, you’ll be sent adverts and messages to tell you where to find the cheapest or the latest special offer. As you like ketchup then you’ll like hot dogs too, and they’re on offer, aisle 3. There’ll be no getting away.
There are vacuum cleaners that know when and where to clean, there’s fridges that know what leftovers are inside and can send you a message with suggested recipes. How about a talking oven? All this, the Internet of Things as it’s known, will be invading your life sooner than you know it.
After a hard day at the office with its noise, chatter, beeps and chirps, relax at home and let the machines there take over, with all their burps, beeps and pinging.