16. March 2017 · Comments Off on US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Trump Administration is no friend to renewable energy, but it seems that the US Department of Defense has other ideas. The Air Force is forging ahead with solar projects in California and New Jersey, and now the Navy is giving itself a big pat on the back for helping to develop a new device for harvesting ambient energy from rivers, tides, and ocean currents.The Navy seems particularly excited about the potential for providing remote villages in Alaska with relief from the high cost of diesel fuel for

Source: US Navy Wades In With Another Pitch For Low Cost Renewable Energy | CleanTechnica

14. September 2016 · Comments Off on Wearable technology and IoT wearable devices  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Wearable technology is often touted as one of the greatest applications of the Internet of Things, and with good reason. Wearable electronics that consumers can display on their bodies have the potential to transform the way we live. Devices from Fitbit and its peer companies allow people to track their health and exercise progress in previously impossible ways. And smartwatches bring the power of smartphones directly to the wearer’s wrist. But IoT devices didn’t just crop up out of nowhere. This wearable technology can trace its roots back further than you might think, and the road ahead for wearable devices looks bright.

Source: Wearable technology and IoT wearable devices – Business Insider

02. September 2016 · Comments Off on How to turn your home into a smart home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

We’re on the cusp of a Cambrian explosion in smart home products. The speedy march of technology is churning out everything from connected bottle openers to automated window blinds, keyless locks, and security cameras that text you when someone breaks into your home.These technologies can offer unprecedented levels of information and automation. But with so many potential places to start, it’s time to get smart about setting up a smart home of your own.Curbed checked in with a handful of experts including Nest Platform Head Greg Hu, Canary co-founder & Chief Design Officer Jon Troutman, Amazon Alexa Director Charlie Kindel, IFTTT CEO Linden Tibbets, and LittleBits Director of Product Design Krystal Persaud—all to get their takes on the best smart home products and how to transform your dumb home into a smart one.

Source: How to turn your home into a smart home – Curbed

23. August 2016 · Comments Off on Best Firewall 2016: Cujo home firewall protects network, smart home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The device pictured at the top of this post might look like a cute little android straight out of a science fiction movie, but looks can be deceiving. The CUJO Smart Internet Security Firewall is all business, and it has just one single mission: protect your home network and smart home devices from hackers, viruses, malware and any other potential cyber threats. In a day and age where our computers store more and more sensitive data, devices like Cujo are absolutely crucial. It takes just 3 minutes to set up and it could save you months of headaches that you would have to deal with if you ever got hacked.

Source: Best Firewall 2016: Cujo home firewall protects network, smart home | BGR

17. August 2016 · Comments Off on Insurance Industry Takes Cautious Approach to Home Smart Devices  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The property and casualty insurance industry is taking a closer look at the potential for smart home devices. Observers expect that smart homes will have a similar effect on home insurance that telematics and the connected car did for auto insurance. Soon, carriers aim to use connected-home technology for claims avoidance, underwriting and improved interactions with homeowners beyond just creating a policy.

Source: Insurance Industry Takes Cautious Approach to Home Smart Devices | Information Management Online