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Rick Delgado

Rick Delgado is a passionate freelance writer that loves technology and how it can help improve the quality of life for everyone. He thinks the home is the most important place for us to spend our time and can be a much needed shelter from the stresses of life.

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20 Smart City Technologies for 2013 and Beyond

Santiago Chile announced they’re going to become a “smart city” in 2013. Santiago is just one example of a growing number of areas around the globe preparing and modernizing for the future, in fact demographers have long predicted the mass urbanization of metropolitan areas across the world. According to the United Nations…, by the year 2050, 80% of the

5 Smart Home Technologies That Will Save You Money


Swapping out old home appliances and replacing them with new “smart” technologies and systems can be a good move by opening up the door to saving a substantial amount of money on utilities. Each household will be different and will require a unique look into the needs and uses of these potential technologies. Not every solution listed here will benefit

What You Can Learn from The Jetsons About Home Automation


Home automation is becoming an ever-increasing part of our daily lives with each passing year. In order to predict the future trends in home automation we can look to the past for some clues on where we’re going. The Jetsons was an animated sitcom created by Hanna-Barbera 50 years ago. It’s depiction of home automation technology probably sparked lots of

5 Gadgets that Will Make Your Home Smarter


There are so many neat little gizmos and gadgets emerging in the home automation market these days.Technology is moving at a breakneck speed and each year that passes unveils lots of interesting toys. It won’t be long before things like turning on/off the water, adjusting water temperature manually, turning on/off lights, or even worrying about whether or not you have

10 Most Impressive Smart Cities On Earth

It wasn’t too long ago that the term ‘Smart City’ was not on very many people’s radar screens, but today smart cities are popping up all over the place and people are becoming more familiar with what that entails. In case you’re not familiar with the term a smart city uses information combined with technology to improve quality of life,…

10 Ways to Utilize Your Smartphone to Control Your Home

Your smartphone is only as good as the apps you have, right? Of course I know there are other components to a quality smartphone than just applications. Things like cameras, Internet connectivity,file storage, or whatever you want to use it for, but when you get ahold of the right applications you can do more then you think. In fact, with…

Top 10 Benefits of Automating Your Home

We live in a time unlike any other. With so many technological advancements at our fingertips, our lives are made easier, which is fortunate considering the fast-paced lives most of us lead. In recent years, great strides have been made in making homes a bit more “tech savvy.” This technology, in short, allows the homeowner to run his or her…

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