Author: Lucy Wyndham

Technology may not be the first thing your mind conjures up when it comes to pest control, but as is the case in many other sectors, it is revolutionizing this industry in many ways. As found in research compiled by IBISWorld, the rise of pests such as bedbugs has been a boon to the pest control industry over the past five years, with the new emphasis of the industry being on prevention rather than cure. How is the Internet of Things reshaping the way humans and pests interact, and how can it help homeowners rest assured they are living and…

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Investing with a conscience just got a whole lot easier: AI has entered the scene. As it is, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) investing grew to $30 trillion in 2018, and looks to reach a staggering $50 trillion over the next two decades. For investors who want to invest with a conscience, it might not require poring over financial indicators and fund fact sheets for hours. AI has already made a substantial difference in our daily lives, so the transition to investing should be fairly simple. Data Mining Is a Start One of the fastest ways to have as many…

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Swimming is both a popular professional sport and relaxing pastime in the USA with approximately 15% of adults and 36% of children swimming at least 6 times per year. If you are serious about swimming, tracking your progress is one of the simplest ways to remain motivated. While swimmers from yesteryears would have had to rely on pen and paper to note down their advancements in the water, we can now utilize technology to do the tracking for us. In recent years, an increasing number of apps aimed at swimmers have been created to not only help them track their…

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A massive 82% of travel bookings in 2018 were made using a website or mobile app, involving no human interaction at all. This shows how willing people are to use technology when traveling and, fortunately, the technology is catching up with the demand. Specifically, technology can be used to improve your safety when traveling, including having a friend keep a virtual eye on you when you’re exploring and apps that help you to protect your health. A virtual companion An app called Companion comes from the University of Michigan, where a team of undergrads wanted to track their friends walking…

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The legal sector has come to be majorly dependent on technology over the past couple of decades, with one of the most groundbreaking events in the industry being Harvard Law School’s digitalization of case law, statutes and regulations in its possession. The current health crisis has done plenty to highlight the importance that technology is playing in keeping legal firms updated, informed and connected. Because of technology, it is ‘business as usual’ for the vast majority of firms, with clients still being able to count on crucial advice pertaining to everything from tax to contract law. If you work in…

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More than one in four adults in the U.S. aged 50 to 80 reported feeling lonely, and that was before the COVID-19 pandemic forced millions of people across the globe into lockdown. Around 35.7 million people (making up 28% of all households) live alone and if, in the past, social connections, work, and community living did plenty to reduce the mental effects of loneliness, these tools need to be replaced in an effort to preserve wellbeing and mental health. Technology has done plenty to shorten distances, with apps, streaming services, and health technology helping to reduce anxiety and depression. These…

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In response to the federal government’s Clean Air Act, 11 states will require sales of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) to account for roughly 7 to 10 percent of total auto sales by 2025, according to the Alliance of Auto Manufacturers. The sales of Electric Vehicles (EVs), a type of ZEV, have been steadily rising over the last few years, and thanks to this development, they will only continue to increase. Just as in-car tech has improved over the years, so has the way we burn fuel while we drive our vehicles. Fortunately, drivers don’t need to fear an increase in service…

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Swedish startup company FirstVet recently secured an additional €18.5 million (about $19,970,000 USD) Series B funding for global expansion. It currently operates in Denmark, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, and Finland. With the extra funding, it aims to tap into new markets such as France, Germany, and the U.S. An important and practical tool in pet care, FirstVet offers an on-demand video consultation service that connects pet owners with qualified veterinarians, who can readily provide a referral should pets need to go to a clinic. This innovation is likely to transform the future of pet care in places where veterinary…

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Technology is transforming human resources departments across the world, with the overall market for HR technology set to be worth a whopping $30 billion by 2025, a new report from Grand View Research estimates. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 11%. As the demand for HR technology continues to grow, the slew of new cutting-edge products will continue to flood the market. AI, self-service technology, and active listening tools are just some of the HR tech trends to expect in 2020. AI adoption AI is set to expand further into new areas in HR in 2020. In particular, advanced…

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The New Year kicked off with the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Every year, hundreds of technology companies and innovators head to the much-anticipated show to showcase their upcoming products. By consequence, consumers catch a glimpse of the latest and greatest tech trends that will shape the industry in the coming year. For 2020, fitness tech seems to be taking a front seat with hundreds of wearables being unveiled and sports footwear getting a makeover as artificial intelligence is further embedded in everyday activities. As the fitness industry gets a tech-charged makeover, here are some of the…

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