Drones are one of those technologies that have rapidly developed over the past few years. Not so long ago it was a novelty to see a drone in the sky, but now they seem to be everywhere. When I go for my sunrise run at Cronulla, flocks of them buzz up into the sky as soon as the first rays poke over the horizon.
It was only half way through 2018 that smart speakers entered the Blog of Dad house, yet quickly they became an integral part of our daily lives. For the toddler, being able to ask Alexa for her favourite music was a revelation. We have tried several Alexa-enabled speakers over the past few months, but what about the alternatives? Specifically, what about speakers that use Google Assistant? Even better… what about a smart speaker with a large screen in the middle?
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Do you know what I find frustrating? Remote controls. They seem to multiply in my household, yet incomprehensibly the ONE remote I am looking for can never be found. Every time I buy a new device, it comes with a remote control. Then I have to learn how to use the damned thing all over again.
And don’t get me started on batteries…
While I think they are absolutely brilliant, I know that the earbud design is not to everyone’s liking. Although I find them extremely comfortable, I can understand why some people shy away from the style of earbud that is inserted into the ear. Fortunately, B&O PLAY (the sister company of the legendary Bang & Olufsen) headphones come in all kinds of shapes and sizes.
Remember when you were a little kid and the future held so much promise? Science fiction captured our imaginations and provided glimpses of what could be – flying cars, hoverboards, and homes we could speak to.
So the hoverboards and flying cars never quite made it, but in many other ways the future is here, and it is incredible! Best of all, we can now finally (kind of) speak to our house!