If you look around on any given day you will see that technology seems to rule our lives lately. In a way all this innovation has been great and in some ways, I feel we could go back to a little less technology and a little more human interaction. That being said, there are some technologies that can be used to enhance human interaction.
We have systems from Amazon, with Alexa that we can order from, listen to music, and get answers to questions we may have. Google Home has a similar system as well. There are weather stations, furniture that will charge our devices, lighting that can be controlled all from your phone, and even smart mattresses that will analyze your sleep habits. All of these can help to enhance everyday life. Having friends or family over? Let Alexa or Google put on your favorite playlist and have music streaming all night. Use your phone to set some party lighting, or a nice romantic mood for a date night in. Use technology to enhance your events and interactions with people, but please get out there, put down the devices and interact with friends and family. Then use technology to your advantage to remember the good times you all had.
The best way to remember the good times is to relive them through the pictures you took. Technology has even developed to help with that as well. Gone are the days where the photos you took on your phone stay there forever never to be seen unless posted to Facebook or Instagram, and even then, that is only the highlights you wish to share with followers. Gone are the days of needing to update the memory card in your digital photo frame (which lets be honest, how often do we actually update it?). Which is why the Aura Smart Frame, a digital picture frame that can sink with your photos and update in real time is a great addition to your home decor. You can even invite others to share their photos to your frame or contribute yours to another frame. Using a WIFI connection the frame syncs with your device and displays your photos in a rotating display. If you choose, you do have the ability to select which photos are displayed and it has a smart select option that will display your best photos on the frame automatically. You can integrate with Google Photos as well. If that is not enough you also have the option to sync with Dropbox and Instagram. Photograph something questionable? No worries, the frame will not display photos that are blurry, have red eye, are duplicates (selfie takers I’m talking to you), and there are nudity filters so nothing inappropriate will ever be displayed. To top it all off the frame has a stylish design that would fit in with any decor. They even have a collaboration with Jonathan Adler!
It is the perfect way to guarantee an endless supply of reminders of all the good times you have had and to have them displayed in your home at all times. The best part, you don’t have to lift a finger to update the pictures if you don’t want to. You can set it to all be done for you.
We want to know, what technology have you used in your own home to enhance the way you live or interact with others? Tell us in the comments.