First the smart phone, now the smart home: Digital technology on verge of tending to household tasks
We have all heard of the smartphone and any day now, most of us will have one. Not far behind: the smart home.
Comcast enters smart thermostat game
Big news in the world of energy-saving home automation:
TEPCO to hold bids for 17 million smart meters: report
Japan's Tokyo Electric Power plans to install about 17 million "smart meters" in customer households by March 2019 in a bid to increase efficiency, a report said Sunday.
Can smart meters make us greener?
The UK government wants every home to have one by 2020, but might the new generation of electricity meters help to change peoples attitudes to climate change?
IBM survey reveals new type of energy concern: Lack of consumer understanding
IBM today unveiled findings from its "2011 IBM Global Utility Consumer Survey," which revealed that many consumers around the globe do not understand the basic unit of electricity pricing and other energy concepts used by ...
As more devices get networked, firms that build or connect them must ensure security
Telecom equipment maker Ericsson has famously predicted there will be 50 billion devices connected to data networks by 2020.
Smart meters raise suspicions
Coast to coast, from Maine to Marin County, Calif., the number of homes being outfitted with smart meters that keep a close eye on homeowner electricity use is on the rise. And so is the number of folks who think smart meters ...
Home appliances get 'smart' at CES
Mobile phones aren't the only things getting smart. Home appliances are too.
Home energy monitors may not cut electricity use
Cisco buying smart grid specialty firm Arch Rock
Computer networking powerhouse Cisco on Thursday announced it intends to buy smart grid specialty firm Arch Rock.
Smart meters help to save money
How can domestic electricity customers be motivated to use energy more efficiently, let alone make more efficient use of renewable sources? One possibility is to install electronic meters to measure the electricity ...
The Smarter Electric Grid Of The Future
The smart grid idea aims to save money, reduce pollution, lower costs, and create new "green" jobs. Smart grid is a phrase that refers to a number of things at the same time. It refers to the modernization ...
ZigBee would allow remote use of home electronics
You probably have a mobile phone with a Bluetooth radio in it, and you may have a Wi-Fi network as well. Soon, you could be using a third wireless networking technology in your house.
Report: 'Smart' meters have security holes
(AP) -- Computer-security researchers say new "smart" meters that are designed to help deliver electricity more efficiently also have flaws that could let hackers tamper with the power grid in previously ...