Smart Archive

17 Jul 2014

Microsoft outlines its smart, “bottom-up” approach to grow Windows Phone

In a mobile world dominated by Android and iOS, how can Microsoft gain market share with its Windows Phone devices? It’s not a new question, and hints of the answer have been around for the past year
29 Jun 2014

In search of the small, smart and connected breast pump

In the first several months of my daughter’s life, I found two electronic devices essential. One was my iPhone, for taking a thousand pictures of the baby in the same position or texting during late-night feeding sessions.
18 Jun 2014

Flesky Messenger puts a useable touchscreen keyboard on Samsung’s Gear 2 smart watch

Color me impressed. I never thought a touchscreen keyboard could effectively work on the small screen of a wearable display but Flesky appears to have proven me wrong. The company announced its Flesky Messenger app for the
17 Jun 2014

Over $4 Billion Invested in Smart Grids in Europe

According to the Joint Research Center (JRC), the EU in-house scientific service, more than 450 smart grid projects in Europe account for a total investment of €3.15 billion (≈$ 4.27 billion). The Daily Fusion
16 Jun 2014

Samsung Smart Bike Comes With Lasers! (VIDEO)

Originally published on Gas2. Milan Design Week is where the Samsung Smart Bike has been unveiled, chock full of smartphone connectivity within its sleek design. With a frame built by bike artisan Giovanni Pelizzoli, the Samsung Smart
16 Jun 2014

Alstom to supply DERMS for €28m Smart Grid Vendee project in France

France-based Alstom Grid has won a contract to supply its distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) for the €28m Smart Grid Vendée project located on the west coast of France. CTBR – News
12 Jun 2014

Apple requests patent for iPad Smart Cover with notification screens

The Smart Cover on your next iPad could notify you with high-priority alerts, email notifications and more. An Apple patent filing published on Thursday shows the idea, which isn’t all that different from some similar implementations found
12 Jun 2014

Smart Control for Small Air Conditioning Units: tado° Cooling

Originally published on sustainablog. Smart Control for Small Air Conditioning Units: tado° Cooling (via sustainablog) Those of us with central air conditioning don’t have much trouble adding “smart” elements to our system: a programmable thermostat will allow
11 Jun 2014

Smart parking startup SpotHero raises $4.5M in Series A funding

SpotHero, a Chicago startup trying to create a dynamic market for parking space pricing, has raised a $ 4.5 million Series A round with participation from Chicago Ventures, Bullpen Capital, Battery Ventures, OCA Ventures, Pritzker Group Venture
5 Jun 2014

Hello, smart home: Philips demos an iOS 8 widget to control Hue lighbulbs

By announcing support for widgets in the iOS 8 Notification Center this week, Apple opened the doors to a world of possibilities that Android users have long enjoyed. To help show off how widgets will make iOS 8 more