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Toshiba Introduces New B2B Glasses-Free 3D

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 19:20

Toshiba has developed a new B2B 3D technology that eliminates the need for 3D glasses. The company reports that the new advancement “uses a low-crosstalk, high-definition LCD Gradient-index (GRIN) lens with a 15-inch 4K LCD panel. The technology realizes a highly portable, compact display that can switch between 3D mode with high-definition resolution and 2D…

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Smart Home, Personal Device Trends for 2015

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 18:25

While the International Consumer Electronics Show covers the dizzying breadth of gadgetry and technology, much of the public’s interest will be focused on personal and home products that will impact their daily lives. Wearables are expected to move mainstream this year surpassing $3 billion in sales. John Gregory, AOL’s category development officer for retail believes…

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University Installs Smart Meters as Part of Sustainability Initiative

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 15:24

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has implemented a wide-ranging program designed to conserve energy and move the campus toward zero waste, which means recycling as well as, of course, but also reducing the amount of waste students, faculty and staff generate. Gretchen Vanicor, the university’s first director of sustainability, notes, “All these big corporations…

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LG Previews Smart Speakers for the Home

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:36

In a International Consumer Electronics Show sneak-peak, LG Electronics revealed it is introducing innovative mobile features to its Music Flow wireless speaker system: a new battery-powered portable Wi-Fi speaker, three new speakers, and three new sound bars. Each speaker in the system can be used independently or they can be connected to others to create…

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TI to Unveil New Energy Harvesting Network for Smart Devices

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:19

At the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show, Texas Instruments (TI) will demonstrate a new sensor network that harvests the energy that comes from changes in temperature, vibrations, wind, and light in order to help power wearable smart devices. There are many applications already related to harvesting power but most involved large solar panels or sensors.…

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LG to Introduce Next-Gen Smart TV

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 02:01

LG will introduce its new smart TV platform WebOS 2.0 at the upcoming International Consumer Electronics Show. The technology is building on key features currently found on first generation smart television. LG touted its previous WebOS smart TV operating system as having a simpler and more intuitive user interface, in an effort to set itself…

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SunPower Invests in Tendril’s Smart Energy Platform

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:23

SunPower has announced plans to license Tendril’s energy services management (ESM) platform software as part of a $20 million growth capital investment into Tendril. The ESM platform is expected to drive the development of new smart energy applications for both consumers and utilities. According to SunPower, “Combining the unique functionality of the Tendril ESM Platform…

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New York Announces New Smart Energy Initiatives

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:21

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced new reforms designed to promote clean and sustainable energy, including increasing net metering caps from 3 percent to 6 percent, which will broadening access to the benefits of clean power; an energy management program for Con Edison that will offer more clean energy for customers; strengthened demand…

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Ford Merges Renewable Energy with Clever Marketing

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 16:07

The Ford Motor Company is collaborating with Wind Energy Corporation to deliver an innovative new hybrid: micro wind turbines that double as a marketing strategy. The goal is to provide renewable power to dealerships and attract forward-thinking customers with one creative concept. Wind Energy is expected to invest nearly $750,000 to install wind sail and…

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ABB and Hitachi Partner on Power Grid Venture

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 04:07

ABB and Hitachi have formed a joint venture for high voltage direct current (HVDC) system solutions in Japan. The new Tokyo-based company will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, and after-sales services related to the DC system of HVDC projects. The collaboration is subject to the necessary approvals and statutory procedures. Hitachi chairman and…

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Ghana Utility Hopes Smart Meters Will Help Curb Power Theft

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:37

Kamstrup has delivered 30,000 smart meters with prepayment functionality to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). The meters are connected with NURI Telecom’s prepaid AMR system using GPRS and Zigbee Alliance communication standards. The utility believes the smart technology will help reduce energy theft and revenue losses. ECG has experienced numerous instances of customers tampering…

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New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Solar Energy Production

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:19

A team of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) has developed a new type of solar concentrator. The transparent luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) can be used on building windows, cell phones, and any other device that has a flat, clear surface. The advantage of this technology is that it does not limit visibility. Luminescent solar…

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UK Consumers Want Pay-as-You-Go Smart Meters

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:59

A new study found that nearly half of UK power consumers would like to use a smart pay-as-you-go (PAYG) meter for their gas and electricity. The technology is most embraced by younger consumers, with 60 percent of 18-34 year olds interested in using smart meters. Sixty-eight percent would use a smart phone app. There is…

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DECC Releases Smart Meter Report

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 14:33

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its third annual report on the UK’s smart meter roll out. The government has committed to replacing 53 million analog electricity and gas meters with smart meters Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Baroness Verma calls the smart meter program a vital investment “that will help to…

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Study Concludes Smart Energy to Significantly Undercut Utilities’ Revenue

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:23

The good news for consumers and the environment: smart energy and renewables such as solar and wind are steadily increasing the amount of energy they provide municipalities around the world. The bad news for utilities: smart energy and renewables such as solar and wind are steadily increasing the amount of energy they provide municipalities around…

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Icontrol Adds Nest to Its Smart Home Portfolio

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 06:47

Icontrol Networks has added the Nest learning thermostat to its OpenHome ecosystem. One of Icontrol’s partners, Peq is already offering the Nest thermostat on its system and other Icontrol-powered providers are expected to follow suit. Icontrol Networks chief executive officer Robert Hagerty says. “The Icontrol and Nest integration shows how two leading companies are working together to break…

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