17. February 2016 · Comments Off on This startup wants to boost your smart home’s IQ · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Computing smarts are spreading to just about anything with a power cord or battery. Good luck finding your way through that jumble of products.Startup Silk Labs believes it can bring the brains to make better sense of it all.”We’re trying to make your house as smart as your smartphone,” said Chief Executive Andreas Gal, who left his chief technology officer job at Firefox maker Mozilla in 2015 to co-found the company.

Source: This startup wants to boost your smart home’s IQ – CNET

01. December 2015 · Comments Off on Switches And Sockets Fit For A Smart Home  · Categories: News · Tags: ,

These brainy gadgets have some big plans for those boring wall warts. Here are four smart switches and sockets that pass our IQ test.

Source: Switches And Sockets Fit For A Smart Home – Hartford Courant

01. September 2015 · Comments Off on LG Getting Smarter About IFA · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

LG is getting smart with the planned product introductions at the Sept. 4-9 IFA show in Berlin, where the company will launch two new smart appliances and an add-on device that raises the IQ of dumb appliances.

Source: LG Getting Smarter About IFA | Twice

09. April 2015 · Comments Off on Raise your home’s IQ · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Today’s busy homeowners are reaching for their smartphones to stay on top of daily household tasks, whether it’s unlocking the front door for unexpected house guests, closing the garage door after a delivery or checking to see if that last load of laundry has completed its cycle.

via Raise your home’s IQ.

12. January 2015 · Comments Off on Smart gadgets raise your home’s IQ · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. At the same time, the living room lights and heater turn on. Maybe the oven starts warming up, too.

In the so-called “smart home,” cars, appliances and other devices all have sensors and Internet connectivity to act by themselves, and make your life easier.

via Smart gadgets raise your home’s IQ – The Denver Post.

06. January 2015 · Comments Off on Turn your house into a smart home – on a budget · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If you’ve ever seen an episode of The Jetsons, you’ve no doubt longed for some of the space-age home tech enjoyed by George and his family. Push-button meal dispensers? A car that folds into a briefcase? Rosie the robot-maid? Yes, please.

Alas, much of that stuff remains science fiction, at least for the moment, but there are plenty of high-tech tools available right now that can help turn your house into a smart-home. And you don’t have to be president of Spacely Sprockets to afford it. In fact, if you already own a smartphone, you’re halfway there. Let’s take a look at some of the surprisingly affordable ways to raise your roof’s IQ.

via Turn your house into a smart home – on a budget | PCWorld.

21. February 2014 · Comments Off on GE Selects Trilliant’s Communications Platform For Smart Grid Project In Mississippi · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

GE has chosen Trilliant’s smart grid communications platform to be part of its Grid IQ solutions-as-a-service offering provided to the City of Holly Springs, Miss.

Trilliant reports that the project utilizes its SecureMesh communication technology and services.

via Renew Grid: Content / Projects & Contracts / GE Selects Trilliant’s Communications Platform For Smart Grid Project In Mississippi.

13. February 2014 · Comments Off on GE Selects Trilliant’s Communications Platform For Smart Grid Project In Mississippi · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

GE has chosen Trilliant’s smart grid communications platform to be part of its Grid IQ solutions-as-a-service offering provided to the City of Holly Springs, Miss.

Trilliant reports that the project utilizes its SecureMesh communication technology and services.

via Renew Grid: Content / Projects & Contracts / GE Selects Trilliant’s Communications Platform For Smart Grid Project In Mississippi.

31. January 2014 · Comments Off on GE’s Smart-Grid-as-a-Service Platform Starts Filling Up · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

General Electric has been slow to announce new customers for the smart-grid-as-a-service offering it launched in late 2011. But that doesn’t mean it’s not filling up its dance card with small municipal and rural cooperative utilities interested in a subscription-based smart grid — or that the market for this kind of novel deployment may not be nearing an inflection point.

That’s one way of looking at the news that GE’s Grid IQ Solutions as a Service unit is close to maxing out the data center and IT asset capacity it built out over three years ago. Todd Jackson, Grid IQ Solutions product line leader, told me Wednesday that the SaaS platform is about 75 percent subscribed at present with some half-dozen customers. He expects it to be “oversubscribed” in the near future with more customer wins that are soon to be announced.

via GE’s Smart-Grid-as-a-Service Platform Starts Filling Up : Greentech Media.

01. May 2013 · Comments Off on Nest: World’s smartest thermostat raises its utility IQ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Nest Labs is the Palo Alto-based company founded by ex-Apple employees to bring high-end consumer design to energy appliances. The Nest thermostat is its flagship product, one that has seen great success in the 18 months since its launch. Today the company has 210 employees and 3,000 certified installers in North America.

via Smart Grid: Nest: World’s smartest thermostat raises its utility IQ.