Smart Home Automation Systems

Smart Home Automation Systems

I remember the old Sci-Fi cartoon movies and how they tried to predict what our everyday life would look like in the future, precisely in years between 2010 and 2020. Besides flying vehicles, hoverboards and biometric authentication some of these cartoons were amazingly right when it comes to the increase in terms of home automation and artificial intelligence. Home automation’s benefits are numerous, but one of the most important ones is no doubt how helpful it can be in facilitating everyday chores and other worrisome tasks around the house. So if you want to upgrade your life to the next version, maybe It’s a good idea to take a look into these technologically advanced devices to get started:

One Device for Total Control

It was obvious for many people after the first universal remote control has come out that it was just the beginning of a centralized control device. In present times, technological advancements are making universal remotes obsolete because another device, which has already conquered the hearts of most people, is the inevitable substitute and which is the smartphone. This is the case of many home automation systems such as Z-Wave controllers which comes with an app that you can install on your android or iPhone in order to monitor and control all the Z-Wave devices in the house. Check the great guide TheTechyHome have written on that. So you don’t need multiple devices to control different electronic devices no more. All appliances in your home can be turned on/off and adjusted with just a push of a button. This includes locks, curtains, TVs, doors, lights, fans and other household appliances.

A Central Hub

In 21st century, you no more have to treat all your home systems individually. Now, you can think of your household devices as being responsive entities. In addition to being able to control and command all your devices, complete home automation system will enable your devices to speak the same language and communicate with each other. This interoperability will allow your air conditioner, your fans and window blinds to exchange information and coordinate from on central hub and function for the good of your home.



One of the most interesting parts of home automation is surely the advanced security systems that it allow and that are very beneficial for modern family households. Security is one of the basic needs which technology haven’t neglected and which now allows us to automatize windows, doors, fences, security cameras, smoke detectors and more. Voice authentication also plays a crucial role here as it allows along with an advanced locking system to enter your home using your voice in case you lose your keys somewhere.

Automate Outdoors

Your exterior is also an area in which you can expand your home automation. You can for instance automate an event that will set a specific ambiance lighting automatically at a specific time after the sunset. You can also control the pH levels in your pool and also set a garden sprinkler system to work at a specific time and for set duration.

Today, with technologies like Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and ZigBee, a smart home resembling to the futuristic houses depicted in films are no more a myth and they are becoming simpler and more innovative.

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How To Take Care of Your Birkenstocks

If you’re reading this blog post you probably have a pair of Birkenstocks. If you’re one of these who are fund of their Birks and wear them on a regular basis, you certainly made your footrpint on the footbed. This is why cleaning and taking care on your Birkenstocks is a must. here are some steps and pieces of advice to consider.

Cleaning Your Birkenstocks

The cork of the footbed is one of the main areas which you want to keep an eye on. When the shininess of the cork diminishes, you can use a “cork sealer” and reapply it in a thin layer. In case your encountering difficulties applying it, try to use a paintbrush to apply the sealant. Regarding people living on the coast, this is especially important because the cork can crack because of exposure to direct heat.
Water and liquids are should also stay under your radar to protect your Birkenstock sandals. You’re probably seduced by the supportive orthotic aspect of these marvelous sandals and you don’t want to bruise them. There is a Nabuck and Suede brush that you can buy on HappyFeet and which is made to protect your sole by brushing the uppers of your footwear with it in order to loosen dust and dirt particles. After that, you can dry it with a towel.birkenstock arizona sandals cleaning

Refreshing is also something which your Birkenstocks would need on a regular basis. Accumulation of sweat stains and toe jam are unavoidable. This is another occasion to use the Nabuck/Suede brush. Start by dousing all the footbed Birkenstock’s Cleaner and Refresher and then wipe off the result using a clean cloth. Finally, use the brush to restore the texture of your Birkenstocks.

Keep Your Birkenstocks Away from your Pets

I’m almost sure that every Birkenstock owner cares so much for its pair of sandals. Gnawing is the way dogs and puppies test new objects out after having spotted it using their nose. Because chewing is one of their usual activity, your Birkenstocks are also a fun target for this activity. They wouldn’t do that to make you made but they will do it if they’re bored or stressed. So the best thing to do is to keep them away from your pets and buy a toy that will keep your pets busy.

I hope these tips will help to take care of your Birkenstocks, have a nice walk !


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Top 10 Hoodies For Men to Style

Top 10 Hoodies For Men to Style

What better occasion than spring season to style some nice hoodies whether you want them for running sessions or it’s part of your personal look or even everything in between. That said, here are our top 10 hoodies to be tossed with, preferably,  some large pants so you get the best suitable look.

10. OLRIK Mens Hipster Pullover Hoodies

OLRIK-Mens-Hipster-Pullover-Hoodies-This OLRIK Mens Hoodies is one my favourites, somehow a bit tight at the arms, which means you’d better not be so overweight if one to put on this one, there is more down this page for you to fit better. It is a 65% Cotton 35% Polyester and there is multiple colors check the buy link in this description. And it has an intelligently place Side Zipper in addition to biker sleeve. Initially designed for Hipsters but you could style according to your look.

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9. Threads 4 Thought Men’s Triblend Zip-Front Hoodie Jacket

Threads-4-Thought-Men's-Triblend-Zip-Front-Hoodie-JacketThis is the first zip-up closure hoodie of the serie with nicely designed half-kangaroo pockets. Very lightweight one from Threads 4 Thought, ideal for spring season and summer nights. I really like this grayish China Blue.

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8. Doublju Mens Removable Hood Jacket

Doublju-Mens-Removable-Hood-JacketThis a very charistmatic half hoody half jacket style designed by USA. Imported and is a 100% Cotton. In the images is the Charcoal color but exist in other nice colors like the khaki, black and purple.

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7. URBANCREWS Mens Classic Pullover Long Hoodie Jacket

URBANCREWS-Mens-Classic-Pullover-Hoodie-JacketThis one resembles the OLRIK one, but i prefere these nicely designed Adjustable Drawstring Hood. Amazon has a variety of colors and textures, including checkerboard in black and white and a black and red one, check them up.

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 6. H2H Mens Active Casual Color Blocks Sleeveless Hoodie

H2H-Mens-Fashion-Lightweight-Hoodies-Zip-up-with-Pocket This H2H is made of Soft Cotton Fabric and which is a Lightweight. The orange trim gives a great contrast to the look along with black .

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5. Nike Men’s Club Swoosh Hoodie

Nike-Mens-Club-Swoosh-HoodieThis one is a classic from Nike. Featuring the old school brushed fleece that is a pleasure for the skin and the only drawstring closure of this top ten.Could fit anybody with its Rib cuffs.

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4. American Apparel Men’s Flex Fleece Zip Hoodie

American-Apparel-Flex-Fleece-Zip-HoodieAnother classic, but a very recent modern classic. This hoodie from American Apparel is very appreciated in the U.S. Sleek and Lightweight, it features contrast drawstrings and you can find more than 60 colors on Amazon. Could be styled open and closed.

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3. TheLees Men’s buckle zipper hoodie T-Shirt

TheLees-Mens-buckle-zipper-slim-hoodie-T-ShirtI’ve put the image of the long sleeves one, but you can find available the short sleeves also. Another hoodie that has character. Be careful when purchasing one as it fits slightly smaller than expected. It’s made of 100% Cotton.

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2. H2H Mens Fashion Lightweight Sleeveless Hoodies Zip-up with Pocket

H2H Mens Fashion Lightweight Sleeveless Hoodies Zip-up with PocketAnother great hoodies for men from H2H, casual, slip fit, sleeveless with zip-up and is a 100% Cotton. Great choice of colors are available, but i find the gray one very attractive.

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1. Carhartt Men’s Signature Sleeve Logo Midweight Hoodie Sweatshirt

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Position Number One of our top ten goes to the amazing Carhartt hoodies featuring the brand’s signature on the sleeves along with a small nicely place logo on the kangaroo pocket. Midweight, half cotton and half polyster with multiple nice colors for you to choose.



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