16. September 2016 · Comments Off on Amazfit: Taking fashion forward wearable tech up a notch · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Amazfit, a US based wearable tech company, today introduced its first ceramic-based activity tracker by the same name.This stylish, slim and sleek device allows you to track and record steps, distance traveled and calories burned. It will also monitor sleep quality and receive incoming call vibration alerts. Retailing for around $80, the tracker sits somewhere between budget and mainstream wearables.

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10. September 2016 · Comments Off on Windows to the World of Home Automation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

There are no rulebooks when it comes to automating your home. You can incorporate as little or as much technology as you deem necessary or that your budget allows. You can start out small and grow your smart system gradually. You can focus on one room or on the entire house. You can even concentrate your automation efforts on a particular element of your home. The owners of this luxurious London residence chose the latter approach, utilizing a Lutron HomeWorks QS system to automate their home’s more than 7

Source: Windows to the World of Home Automation – Electronic House

20. October 2015 · Comments Off on Utilities and Microgrids: It’s Complicated · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Not long ago when Schneider Electric’s Mark Feasel would make an appointment to talk to a utility about microgrids, he’d usually get shuffled off to the ‘smart guy’.The smart guy is interesting, but he has no budget and therefore no real influence. Being sent to him signaled the utility’s lack of enthusiasm.But something has changed. For one thing, Feasel has noticed the smart guy is no longer the only one talking about microgrids. At energy conferences, for example, C-suite utility leaders now take the podium.

Source: Utilities and Microgrids: It’s Complicated – Microgrid Knowledge

06. October 2015 · Comments Off on Venstar Voyager Smart Thermostats Support WiFi, ZigBee and Z-Wave · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

When it comes to picking wireless devices for the smart home, your selection is typically determined by the technology used—and your budget. However, Venstar doesn’t want to limit the potential audience for its latest lineup of smart thermostats.

Source: Venstar Voyager Smart Thermostats Support WiFi, ZigBee and Z-Wave – EH Network

16. August 2015 · Comments Off on 7 ways to improve your home and budget with one smart upgrade · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

With home automation on the rise, it’s easy to imagine your future home might look like something out of “The Jetsons.” While there’s no Rosie the Robot to do your laundry (yet!), smart home technology can do everything from adjusting your temperature to texting you when you’re running out of milk. Perhaps one of the coolest home automation hacks is also one of the simplest: motorizing your window coverings.

Source: 7 ways to improve your home and budget with one smart upgrade | News OK