Smart Archive

21 Jan 2015

Ditch the hub and check out some software apps for the smart home

A growing number of people have a connected device or three in their home, but don’t really want to trouble themselves with a home automation hub or sensors or programming a… Gigaom Search
15 Jan 2015

Wirecard’s Smart Band: A mobile wallet you wear around your wrist

When the Apple Watch comes out this year, it will have a pretty unique feature among wearables in the market: you’ll be able to buy stuff by waving the wearable at… Gigaom Search
15 Jan 2015

Finland Is Courting Pension Funds With A Smart Grid Multi-Asset Portfolio

By Dr. Peter Adriaens, Co-founder a CEO of the Keystone Compact Group At the G20 Summit this past September, the World Bank announced its plans to base a Global Infrastructure Initiative (GII) in Australia. The effort is specifically
5 Jan 2015

GE’s new smart appliances are cool, but where are my retrofits?

GE is introducing some smart appliances designed to save time and energy at CES in Las Vegas this week, but all I can wonder as I gaze into my more productive… Gigaom Search
4 Jan 2015

Smart House predicted the smart home in 1999. So where is it?

In 1999, before internet of things was a buzz word and back when we still used floppy disks, there was a movie called Smart House. It was a Disney Channel Original… Gigaom Search
30 Dec 2014

Hanging with my husband: His thoughts on our smart home

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/183703747″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /] The Internet of Things podcast is back this week with a short and sweet episode featuring my husband as my guest and co-host discussing… Gigaom Search
14 Dec 2014

Panasonic “Smart Town” In Japan Centered Around Solar Energy & Storage

A new experimental “smart town” based especially around the technologies of solar energy and battery storage is being developed in Japan by Panasonic Corporation (along with other public and private partners), based on recent reports. The new
8 Dec 2014

Consumer concerns for the smart home

The majority of U.S. consumers cite cost and privacy issues as the main inhibitors to adopting smart-home technology systems. Gigaom Search
2 Dec 2014

Foresight Renewable Solutions selects Imergy’s batteries for US smart grid project

Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems’ ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a smart microgrid project in the US. CTBR – News
12 Nov 2014

Small German Town Becomes Smart Grid Testing Ground

Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute. By Laurie Guevara-​Stone A small German town in southern Bavaria is participating in an interesting experiment proving that a high-renewables future is viable. Wildpoldsried (pop. 2,600) currently produces 500 percent more