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Truly smart homes could help dementia patients live independently

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When researchers talk about smart homes, we usually mean technologies that use artificial intelligence to learn your habits and automatically adjust your home in response to them. Perhaps the most obvious example of this are thermostats that learn when you are likely to be home and what temperature you prefer, and adjust themselves accordingly without you needing to change the settings.

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Keeping your home safe with smart technology and MyPlace Africa’s MyLights

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MyPlace Africa’s MyLights smart lighting system provides you total control over your lights so you can always arrive home safely according to your programmed preferences. With the MyPlace smartphone app, you can instantly turn on all your indoor and outdoor smart lights from the security of your bed. So if something goes bump in the middle of the night and you need to investigate, you’ll feel safer in a brightly lit home.

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TomTom smartening up its GPS range with the TomTom Go Premium

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Who needs a GPS in this day and age? Not many folks, really. Just about everyone has a smartphone and smartphones have Google Maps. And other options. A standalone GPS doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, except in very specific cases. TomTom disagrees, though, and to that end it’s come up with something a little different: The TomTom Go Premium. 

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Interior design of the future will seem like magic

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Imagine a house where the walls change colour depending on your mood, or your tablecloth changes shape when you’re having a dinner party. A house where every item, from your cushions to your lampshades, interact with you. This might sound like something out of Harry Potter, but such magic interior design could become a real part of our lives in the near future.

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