Published on July 18th, 2013 | by Olawale Daniel2
Upgrading Your Home Technology: How can I bring my tech-unfriendly home back to life?
Technology is, by its very nature, constantly improving and adapting. As such, it can be difficult to upgrade and keep up with the times. Not least of all, this can be somewhat expensive.
However, there are often a few tips and tricks you can use to feel more modern. Whether it’s upgrading the expensive options over buying something new or simply investing in a few key gadgets here and there, these options allow you to explore new technology without having to replace your entire range of gadgets and devices.
How Can I Upgrade my Home Technology?
Improve Your Computer
Arguably one of the most expensive options, not everyone has the resources to upgrade their computer to keep up with the times. Modern software and services expect are computers to be faster and faster and, as each new operating system comes out, the very desktop often expects the same.
As such, there is a big difference between upgrading for flashy spectacle and improving performance. Whilst standard external hard-drives are very popular, I would recommend pushing for a solid state hard drive. This works in much the same way, but it can also improve operating performance on the connected computer. It’s a lot cheaper than buying a new computer but it can give you that little extra speed that makes a big difference.
Likewise, one’s own home is also quickly becoming similar to one’s personal office, in that everything is connected. Admittedly, the majority of people don’t have a private server at home, but this can still be replicated via syncing devices across your wireless broadband.
Similarly, cloud storage and other options help to share files and media across computing devices. Again, this is a small improvement that makes for big changes, especially when you have numerous devices and don’t want to constantly copy media across the board.
The Right Gadgets
Finally, don’t be afraid to invest in various newer technologies here and there. There are many such examples that are becoming cheaper in price, as the likes of Blu-ray become more accepted in the main stream market.
If you have an old camera, for instance, it may surprise you to know that you can get a HD camcorder for fairly reasonable prices these days. In fact, high definition viewing is becoming something of a base-level standard across technology, so getting this on any device is easier than you may expect.