New 'smart' electrical meters raise privacy issues
The new "smart meters" utilities are installing in homes around the world to reduce energy use raise fresh privacy issues because of the wealth of information about consumer habits they reveal, experts said ...
When amateurs do the job of a professional, the result is smart grids secured by dumb crypto
Security relies upon good programming and correct adherence to well-designed standards. If the standards are sloppy, then security has been compromised from the outset.
Wireless networks exposed as electricity grid weakest link
Smarter, more efficient electricity meters aim to revolutionise energy distribution but WA researchers fear hackers could easily exploit numerous security flaws and wreck havoc on power grids.
Google's PowerMeter Will Help Reduce Energy Consumption (Video)
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Microsoft launches home energy monitoring tool
US software giant Microsoft launched a free online home energy monitoring tool on Wednesday that allows consumers to gauge their usage and reduce consumption.
Smart Grid could re-energize an aging system
At 5 p.m. after a long day's work, you drive your plug-in electric car to your garage. The car's battery is fairly full because you drove little today. You plug your car into a charging station, but rather than recharge, ...
EU watchdog agency warns of privacy issues with smart meters
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.
Home appliances get 'smart' at CES
Mobile phones aren't the only things getting smart. Home appliances are too.
New smart grid control decentralizes electricity supply
To improve the management of fluctuations in the electricity supplied by solar and wind installations, the electricity network needs to work more intelligently in the future. Electricity suppliers aim to ...
Consumers favor home security over efficiency in smart home technology
The message from the yearly CES consumer electronics extravaganza was clear: the list of gadgets that can be connected to the "internet of things" is growing rapidly. These smart-home technologies have the ...