Is Google always listening to me?

Privacy has been a contentious issue recently, and rightly so. Big tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have faced high levels of scrutiny, as they are dealing with highly sensitive and personal data, some of which in ways that were seemingly less than transparent. So, as Google Assistant-enabled devices rise in popularity, it’s… Continue reading Is Google always listening to me?

Making your Google Nest Hub Max more accessible

As smart assistant-enabled displays are becoming more ubiquitous, they are also becoming more feature-rich. With increasing capabilities, there are also a growing number of accessibility settings that enable users with various needs and use cases to get the most out of these devices. This guide will outline the accessibility settings that can be found on… Continue reading Making your Google Nest Hub Max more accessible

Get more done with Google Assistant Routines

Sometimes, remembering specific voice commands to perform desired actions can be a challenge. Other times, you may find yourself repeatedly asking your Google Assistant to perform several actions together or at the same time every day. That’s where Routines come in. With Google Assistant, you can schedule multiple events to happen at certain times of… Continue reading Get more done with Google Assistant Routines

Getting started with smart home tech

Preparation checklist Before you start purchasing devices for your smart home, it is important to ensure you have a solid understanding of smart home technology, both in terms of the overall infrastructure and intercommunication of devices, as well as the devices themselves. Here are some things you should always think about before taking the plunge… Continue reading Getting started with smart home tech

Accessibility and Gaming

Gaming is an ever-growing industry, generating an estimated $77.2 billion in 2020 with 2.6 billion gamers. A 2008 study reported more than 1/5 of all gamers have some form of disability. Although there has been a recent effort to ensure games are more accessible, the disabled gaming community has faced an overall lack of accessibility.… Continue reading Accessibility and Gaming

The impact of smart technology on attendant care

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many flaws and injustices in our healthcare system. At the forefront of these was severe understaffing within nursing homes and long-term care facilities, often bordering on neglect. With support worker demand at an all-time high and supply being threateningly low, resource management becomes critical, and in many cases, even life and… Continue reading The impact of smart technology on attendant care

Video calling with your Google Nest Hub Max

In a previous blog post, we talked about the importance of technology during times of isolation and loneliness. One great way to leverage technology to empower us to stay connected with family, friends, and loved ones is video calling. Video calling services such as Zoom and Google Meet have risen in popularity since the COVID-19… Continue reading Video calling with your Google Nest Hub Max

Technology and social isolation

At one time or another, we have all felt varying degrees of social isolation, loneliness, and depression. With the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, while many of us have been forced to stay at home alone, these feelings have become all-too-familiar. We are all looking forward to a COVID-free future where we can reunite… Continue reading Technology and social isolation