Tech Reporter and Author Stephanie Humphrey Shares Tech Trends Designed to Make Life Easier

Technology Continues to Evolve, Helping to Manage Homes and Businesses, as Well as People’s Public and Private Lives.

Technology impacts people’s lives daily in various ways.  Whether utilizing a smartphone to order food or retail goods to monitoring the family, it is clear that technology is constantly changing the way everyone lives.  Modern society is used to adapting any technology to do new things, carry out almost every task and make business and society run more efficiently.


A new favorite is from Yogasleep Baby, from the creators of the original Dohm white noise machine.  They are introducing the Ohma All in One Baby Monitor, a device every parent has dreamed of.  The Ohma combines the functions of multiple nursery devices into one.  It offers customizable scheduling features to train toddlers to stay in bed until a designated wake up time.  It also uses high definition monitoring and a soothing ‘pink noise’ to help the little ones fall asleep.  Get it at or


Life is easier with the myQ connected garage door.  The myQ Smart Garage Control is a quick and easy smart home upgrade that links any existing garage door opener to the myQ app.  It conveniently opens and closes any garage linked to the myQ app from anywhere.  Get real time alerts when kids get home or even remotely let in the dog walker.  Have all those Amazon packages and groceries conveniently delivered to the garage when you link the myQ app with Amazon Key.  For more information, visit


Stephanie recommends Slickdeals, a site where shoppers are helping other shoppers on the only shopping platform powered by millions of real people who are out there discovering, sharing, and vetting the best deals at any given time.  The site, app, and loyalty program connect millions of users who share the very best deals from all the top retailers like Walmart and Amazon. With Slickdeals, it is like having 12 million friends to help find the best deals and products.  If shopping for something specific, set a deal alert to receive an alert notification whenever something is posted.  For more information, visit


Cync, the family of GE branded smart home products that are really easy to install, and use, is great for creating a smarter home.  The intuitive Cync app allows control over all smart devices through a single app.  The Cync light strips are easily set up in minutes, and the Cync app makes it super easy to change any décor with an unlimited number of accent colors.  Cync smart bulbs, strips, switches, thermostat, plugs, cameras and more can be found at Lowe’s and