Best Tech Gadgets for Home and Family – For Today and Tomorrow

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Technology adds a lot of convenience to our daily lives. People love saying that technology makes us lazy, but it can also do a lot to keep your family safe and entertained. Here a few imaginative options for the whole family to take part in.

Smart TV

Tablets

Tablets are useful for a variety of reasons. Having a tablet for the family is an absolute must, and everyone in the household can have a different use for it. Some may use it to read books, while another person can use it to watch TV shows. Students can use it to do homework, and others can use it to read newspapers. Majority of the people use it to surf the web while the home computer is in use. There are many different apps that can make your lives easier. Google Now is a helpful study tool, and the Weather app is a great way for everyone to quickly check the forecast. A tablet can serve a ton of different functions for your family.

Tablet PC

NetFlix + Chromecast

NetFlix is probably going to be the most useful app for your family. Forget cable TV, there is always something to watch on NetFlix, though you may want to prepare for arguments over what to watch. The best thing about Chromecast is that it can be streamed from your tablet, smartphone, or PC to your HDTV! Now your entire family can enjoy various TV shows and movies on NetFlix in full HD.

Playstation 4 + PS Eye

A lot people continue to think that videogame consoles are for kids. However, the brand new Playstation 4 can be a huge benefit for the entire family. It can be used as a dedicated Blu Ray player, and it is another device that is capable of streaming NetFlix. So your family will be able to use the tablet or Playstation to watch TV and movies on the big screen. There are also a ton of family friendly videogames that are available for the system. When you invest in the PS Eye, it comes with a bunch of mini games that are fun for the entire family.

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iRobot Vacuum

Sick of constant cleaning? If so, this little guy is a must. The iRobot vacuum is an autonomous robot that goes along the floor, picking up crumbs and dust. This guy will save a lot of time on cleaning the floor. This helps you do small jobs automatically so you have more time to spend with your family!

iRobot Vacuum

Vivint Home Automation

We have smartphones, Smart TVs, smartcars, and now we’re being introduced to the concept of smarthomes. Home automation allows members of the household to remotely control a variety of things like the locks, the lights, wireless communication, and many other aspects of the house. Vivint is a leader in home security systems, and can be a big help to you and your family. These systems now include video surveillance, detects intrusions, fires, and thefts. All in all, this is the perfect mixture of convenience and safety.

Vivint Home Automation

There are many ways that technology has made our lives easier and safer. As technology continues to progress, there will be many more useful inventions that make our daily lives better.

Who Wins the Battle of Tablet Computers – iPad Mini or Google Nexus or Amazon Kindle Fire HD?

who wins the heated battle between tablet computers?

Tablet PC or tablet computer is the recent twiddle around the technology driven world today.  Tablet PCs are mobile personal computer with almost all functions of the PC.  It is obvious, presumptuously, that the public have assimilated the broad-spectrum advantage in owning a Tablet PC.  Given the handy, shrunken, glossy looking portable mobile computer, the public dazzles upon something when they are out in the market to buy them.  Because of the advancement in technology, several firms have emerged in manufacturing tablet computers and each one boast their versions of tablet releases with fine refinements aiding user community.  The trending competition is between Apple’s iPad Mini, Google Nexus and Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

The Battles of Tablets:

The buzz on the buyer’s mind starts from the tablet price. The famous and much luxurious Apple recently released iPad Mini that is slightly thinner than the larger iPad, yet offering the entire experience of its predecessor at around $330. On the other hand, the basic models of Kindle Fire and Google Nexus cost just around $200 a piece. Despite larger screen of iPad Mini, it loses to Nexus and Kindle Fire’s resolution (being 216 ppi).  iPad Mini is much thinner and lightweight than its competitors.  As it goes with tablet processor, Google Nexus with quad-core processors easily beats its counterpart having dual-core.  iPad Mini with both front and rear camera at HD resolutions wins over the competitors in tablet performance.  Tablet life of all the competitors is roughly same.  All rivals share one year limited tablet warranty.  Both Nexus and Kindle Fire are android tablets while Apple has its own touch to it with Apple iOS 6.  To be precise, Nexus comes with Android Jelly Bean whereas Kindle Fire presents with a custom Android OS.  iPad Mini stands a notch up supporting both Wi-Fi and cellular services with 4G LTE connectivity.  Bear in mind, tablet life of all rivals are at par, given their brands popularity.

which is the best tablet computer?

The Verdict:

It will be quite difficult to conclude claiming one as ‘best tablet’ over the other.  Each of the competitors has something more to offer to their counterpart.  The most famous Apple’s iPad Mini has de-escalated processor and screen resolution compared to its previous release iPad.  Yet, it has two means of connectivity, namely cellular and Wi-Fi.  Besides, the adage of Apple’s products is something worth considering.  However, Google Nexus and Kindle Fire have captured its own audiences.  For example, enthusiastic Android users seek Google Nexus, for it now comes with the Android Jelly Bean.  Google Nexus features among gamers luring them with HD gaming experience.  Kindle Fire HD, as it is an Amazon product, is the right-on tablet to use among the Amazon members maximizing their interaction with Amazon products.  Moreover, kindle Fire tablet gives the best service for a common user with lower cost and high memory design.  Apple’s iPad Mini are costly compared to others.  The choice to conclude the ‘best tablet’ is in the hands of the buyer as he/she picks the best-suited tablet meeting their parameters of consideration.

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Motorola Zoom Tablet- Will It Be the New King?

Motorola recently released the Motorola Zoom tablet. Ever since the iPad came into being many companies have flooded the markets with their own unique tablets. But so far only a few have really stood out. This zoom tablet has been made to dethrone the current king of tablets, the Apple iPad. Or at least that’s what the company hopes for. But can this tablet successfulltake over the title from Apple? Even though it might be too early to tell, it sure is a product that stands out from the many others.

The Motorola Zoom has a sturdy build and is as strong as the iPad in its construction. The Zoom tablet however is bigger than the iPad. It has a 10.1 inch widescreen display and a high resolution of 1280×800 which is actually a little better than its Apple counterpart which only has a resolution of 1024×768 pixels. The large screen improves the viewing experience by a noticeable amount, but ultimately is subject to personal preferences. It also has got a rubberized back to provide extra grip and to prevent any slippage.

The Motorola Zoom runs on the 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and comes with 1GB DDR2 RAM. It also has a pretty good internal storage space of 32 GB and dual facing cameras with duel LED flash. The dual facing cameras are another feature in which the zoom tablet betters the iPad. It has a 2 MP camera in the front and a 5 MP camera on the rear side. Apart from having a 32 GB in built memory, this tablet also has a micro SD slot that can support an additional 32 GB of storage space. It also has flash support which the iPad sadly doesn’t have.

The Motorola Zoom runs on the new Android Honeycomb operating system and has a slight advantage over others as this new O.S is specifically designed for tablets. It also boasts a very attractive user interface. The various menus are quite snappy and screen rotation function is fast and flawless. Another exciting feature of the new O.S is that the Home, Menu and Back buttons are placed on the lower left side of the software interface. This makes navigation more convenient and easier when the tablet is tilted or held vertically. You can also get Honeycomb apps which may not be as diversified as iPad apps , but will also be available in widescreen modes to suit both tablets and other smartphones.

There are also some great accessories for the Zoom tablet to improve the user experience. There is the leather case that can also be used as a stand, a standard dock for charging and display purposes and a speaker HD dock. The speaker HD dock has three USB ports, HDMI output and built in speakers. The tablet also has an impressive battery life of about 10 hours. With so many different features, the Motorola Zoom can certainly turn out to be an iPad killer, but for its steep price of $799.99.

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