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  • Heat sensing with personal devices is about to take off, according to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal. In the above interview, Rob Riordan, EVP and director of corporate […]

    The Heat Is On & Helping Monitor the House

    Heat sensing with personal devices is about to take off, according to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal. In the above interview, Rob Riordan, EVP and director of corporate […]

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  • What happens when you mix a home lighting system with a set-top box? Clark Stevens of CableLabs demonstrates this unlikely convergence of the so-called Internet of Things and how CableLabs […]

    Lights, Set-Top, Action

    What happens when you mix a home lighting system with a set-top box? Clark Stevens of CableLabs demonstrates this unlikely convergence of the so-called Internet of Things and how CableLabs […]

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  • Given the historic drought in California, finding ways to reduce water use is critical for homeowners and businesses alike. Products like the ones that Kevin Meagher, VP & GM Smart […]

    A New Definition of Smart Water

    Given the historic drought in California, finding ways to reduce water use is critical for homeowners and businesses alike. Products like the ones that Kevin Meagher, VP & GM Smart […]

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  • Vampire appliances are often the cause for excessive electricity usage that catapults a consumer’s bills to an expensive tier. In this video, we learn about how one man’s children were […]

    Monitoring the Man Cave

    Vampire appliances are often the cause for excessive electricity usage that catapults a consumer’s bills to an expensive tier. In this video, we learn about how one man’s children were […]

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  • At first blush, a refrigerator that is Bluetooth enabled and has a built-in speaker would seem like the ultimate in feature-creep. Tanu Greywall of Whirlpool explains part of their job […]

    The Refrigerator that Is a Speaker

    At first blush, a refrigerator that is Bluetooth enabled and has a built-in speaker would seem like the ultimate in feature-creep. Tanu Greywall of Whirlpool explains part of their job […]

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  • At the 2013 Smart Energy Summit, Kevin Meagher gave the scoop on Lowe’s home management system, Iris. In the above interview, Meagher talks about the motivation for Iris, what makes […]

    A Holistic Approach to Home Management

    At the 2013 Smart Energy Summit, Kevin Meagher gave the scoop on Lowe’s home management system, Iris. In the above interview, Meagher talks about the motivation for Iris, what makes […]

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  • The on-again rumor that Verizon Communications is attempting to purchase Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless is front page news in today’s Wall Street Journal. With the purported difference of […]

    A Global Reach of People and Machines

    The on-again rumor that Verizon Communications is attempting to purchase Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless is front page news in today’s Wall Street Journal. With the purported difference of […]

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  • The extension of communications service providers’ business beyond the network demarcation point and into the home is in full swing, as evidenced by the recent introduction of connected home services […]

    Beyond the Connected Home & Towards the Connected Life

    The extension of communications service providers’ business beyond the network demarcation point and into the home is in full swing, as evidenced by the recent introduction of connected home services […]

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  • “In some respects, the jury is still out,” said Frank LaBarbera, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Affinegy. LaBarbara was talking about the notion that there might not […]

    The Jury Is Out As To Who Will Bring It Together

    “In some respects, the jury is still out,” said Frank LaBarbera, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Affinegy. LaBarbara was talking about the notion that there might not […]

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  • What to do with the some 50 million iPhones that were replaced last year; put them in a drawer, junk them, resell them? People Power provides an interesting approach to […]

    A New Use for an Old iPhone

    What to do with the some 50 million iPhones that were replaced last year; put them in a drawer, junk them, resell them? People Power provides an interesting approach to […]

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