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Not All Gadgets Are Really That Smart Though… are they?
What’s in your pocket? If you’re like most people, the answer is a phone.
This is the age of the gadget. The smartphone has become the device that we can’t live without, but it’s far from the only electronic companion we carry around with us.
We have smartwatches to tell us when our next meeting is coming up, a fitness tracker to monitor our heartbeat during exercise, and maybe even a wearable camera to capture video of your child’s first steps.
The world of gadgets is changing at a pretty rapid pace. While there are many “smart” gadgets out there, the truth is that there is still a lot of room for improvement. Not all gadgets are as smart as you’d expect them to be.
The newest devices are full of features that aren’t always needed. They add bulk and weight to the device, when in reality most people don’t really need most of these features at all. The latest devices have become so complicated that they’re almost like miniature computers in your pocket. This means that they take longer to use because they need to think about what you want them to do before they can actually do it!
What if all this technology could be used to make things simpler? What if we could have a new type of gadget that was just simple and elegant? What if you didn’t need a computer in your pocket anymore? What if you could replace it with something simple and intuitive?
Well, I think it’s possible. I think we’re going to see some incredible new innovations over the next few years that will completely change the way we use technology. I’m not just talking about smartphones either; I’m talking about everything from watches to smart TVs!
We live in a gadget world. I am a gadget person. I like those gadgets that are not only functional but also attractive, stylish and techy (but not too much). And so I will be writing about gadgets on this blog.
I will also be writing about AI and how it is changing the world of gadgets as well as our lives. Like many other people I am fascinated by AI and some of the things it can do are really amazing, others are either stupid or even dangerous. But that is for another blog post.
This first blog post is more about me than about gadgets. But I hope that you will still want to read it.
I am a gadget person – as I said before – but I am also a ‘Dad’ and a teacher. So my two main interests are gadgets and education, especially how the two can be brought together (in fact they already have if you think of digital whiteboards or interactive screens).
I see myself as a ‘futurist’ or someone who is interested in where technology might take us, what effect it will have on our lives – hopefully positive – but also what we need to do to prepare ourselves for that future (and make sure that the technology does not destroy us!)
The world is full of smart gadgets. They can be found in every home, business and on every street corner. Every country has its own smart gadgets. Some countries have more than others. But what do all these gadgets really do?
Smart gadgets are very useful and often make our lives easier. They have become so popular that they are everywhere. Some people use them all the time while others only use them when they need to. Most people have a favorite gadget that they use all the time.
What makes a gadget smart? How do we know if a gadget is really smart or not? Many times a gadget will have several different functions that it can perform. It may be able to tell you the time, play music, make calls, send emails, and more! If you want to know if your gadget is truly smart then you should ask yourself how often it does these things for you. If you find that your gadget does not do these things for you then it may not be as smart as you think it is!
Some gadgets may only perform one function such as playing music or telling the time but there are many others that can perform many different functions like making calls sending emails and more! A good example of this would be your cell phone which has many functions
It seems that the world is going crazy for gadgets right now. They have been a key feature of the tech industry for decades, but they are becoming more and more popular as they get smarter. But are they really making our lives better?
Many of us fall into a trap of buying anything that looks cool, even if it doesn’t actually make our lives any better. It’s just too easy to be sucked in by these new technologies and spend money on something we don’t really need.
The problem is, many of the smart gadgets that we buy do not live up to their promise, and some of them just gather dust after a few days. Some people may call this “impulse buying” or “early adopters”, but it’s important to know what you’re getting when you buy a new gadget. After all, there is no point wasting your hard earned cash on a device that will only be used once or twice!
The gadget world is one of the few industries where it’s perfectly acceptable to send a product back to the manufacturer if it’s defective. But once in a while, even a simple problem can be difficult to fix.
I got a call from SWEPCO, a power company here in Oklahoma, about one of their devices located in our area. The meter reader had flagged the device as malfunctioning and requested that the utility send someone out for repairs.
SWEPCO sent me out to take a look at the device. When I arrived, I quickly noticed that it was an older model with a “smart” meter installed on it. These meters are designed to alert users when usage rises above a certain threshold and then automatically shut off power to that device.
It wasn’t working quite right, however. It didn’t seem to be switching off when it should have been, but rather staying on all the time (except when we manually switched it off).
I called SWEPCO and told them about the problem, which they confirmed was not supposed to be happening. They asked me if I knew what caused it, which I didn’t know at first since I couldn’t see any damage or issues with the wiring leading up to the meter itself.