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Tech makeovers for your home

Published: Nov 1, 2017 08:26:37 AM IST
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 06:29:27 PM IST

Technology-based solutions have permeated every aspect of our lives – from the way we work and earn, to the way we spend and live. And with the flood of new ideas that present themselves before us, it’s often difficult to discern which to pursue. The biggest motivators for investigating an idea further are comfort, convenience, better efficiency and of course, health benefits.

Here are some lesser-known yet revolutionary ideas for home-spaces that could really make a difference to our lives...

Holograms for Homes: Holograms help you design and visualise the structure and aesthetics of your home, at the drawing board state. However, there are endless possibilities and scope for their use in everyday activities too, such as gaming and even work, as the digital world replicates our physical world to provide a way deeper experience.

Smart Windows: Imagine windows that can go from transparent to frosted and then to completely opaque with the flick of a simple switch. It’s possible, with the help of windows that are crafted from conductive glass plates that contain metal ions which spread out over the surface, blocking light in response to an electrical impulse.

A Paint that helps purify air: One of the most innovative  tech trends  is a paint that not only looks beautiful, but also helps purify the air around it.It has  Activated Carbon Technology reduces harmful pollutants and contaminants from the air to make it purer. It also absorbs and decreases select foul smells to make the air fresher.

Facial Recognition Software for Home Security: This cool tech solution entails facial recognition software installed on your home security system. While screening everyone at your front door, it tells you whether its friends and family visiting or a stranger and also runs any unfamiliar mugshot against the available database of criminals and terrorists. Talk about staying safe!

Refrigerator that Orders Food: Alexa, the voice service that powers the Echo, provides capabilities that enable customers to engage with intuitive devices in a more interactive way, using their voice. It allows people to add items to their shopping list by talking to their fridge. Alternatively, one could purchase items (naturally, online) through the fridge itself!

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