If outdoor technology is more mom's thing, consider giving her a device that will help with the home's curb appeal. The Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is an outdoor wireless watering system that allows you to schedule or use tracking intelligence to turn on sprinklers based on past usage or future weather data using real-time forecasting technology. This smart sprinkler controller automatically creates a watering schedule that lowers your water bill and ensures the beautiful yard you want, while the user-friendly mobile app gives you access to your sprinkler system from anywhere in the world.Easy to install, works with your Android, IOS, Nest Partner or laptop devices, the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is compatible with any sized yard and smart home platform system.
With a history of boom-and-bust commodity cycles, Colorado hit bottom in the mid-’80s, when energy prices collapsed. Nearly a third of the office space in downtown Denver, the state’s oil-and-gas headquarters, sat empty. Many of the city’s cultural institutions teetered, and a cloud of brown smog smeared the horizon. Now the brilliant blue skyline is punctuated with red cranes, and Denver’s soundtrack includes the steady thrum of power drills operated by hard-hatted construction workers who are putting up office buildings and housing at a feverish pace. Technology start-ups, including Ibotta, Craftsy, Home Advisor and Gnip(bought by Twitter in 2014), found a footing in Colorado. Financial services firms like Charles Schwab, TIAA and Fidelity Investments expanded their operations. A raft of smaller aerospace and commercial satellite companies like Sierra Nevada, which just won a NASA contract to build the mini-space shuttleDream Chaser, have elbowed in beside giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Colorado led the country last year in new health care jobs.