06. September 2016 · Comments Off on Education World: Experts Elaborate on the Future of Wearable Tech in the Classroom · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

What if you could know immediately after giving a lesson how students reacted to it? Experts say an increase in wearable technology will make this a reality for more and more teachers year after year.”As smartwatches, wristbands, headsets and other wearable products become more sophisticated, expect to see classroom networks of these “ultramobile” devices interacting with each other and enabling students and teachers to share digital information as never before,” says a new District Administration article.

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06. September 2016 · Comments Off on The 10 Best Apps For Your Digital Smart House · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s official – the 1999 Disney Channel Original film Smart House has moved out of fantasyland and into reality. While admittedly we don’t yet have breathalyzers that analyze your diet or carpets that absorb smoothie spills, we aren’t as far off as you might think!These incredible home apps upgrade daily living, allowing users to monitor and adjust their homes to startling specificity.

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26. August 2016 · Comments Off on Optimizing energy production: Addressing rotor wakes at wind farms · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Wind energy would be much more plentiful if wind turbines could be placed in one long row always facing a steady wind direction. In reality, multiple constraints (e.g. land, environmental, financial, engineering) usually dictate placing turbines in several rows and closer together. Unfortunately, this results in lowered energy production from downstream turbine rows.This lowered energy production can be explained by the wake effect. A wake refers to the reduced wind downstream of a turbine after extraction of energy by an upstream turbine from the incoming wind flow. This is further characterized by increased turbulence and gradual mixing as the stream tube expands downstream of a turbine. This iconic photo captured in Denmark at an offshore wind farm illustrates this effect at work.

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16. May 2016 · Comments Off on Google’s Chirp May Try to Drown Out Amazon’s Echo · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Google is rumored to be developing a direct competitor to Amazon’s Echo, code-named “Chirp.” The device, which might resemble the OnHub router (pictured above), would incorporate its Google Now voice assistant technology.Google likely will launch the product later this year, according to a Wednesday Recode article that debunked earlier reports suggesting Google would launch the new system at its annual I/O developer conference next week.Google likely will preview the system at I/O, as well as reveal some of its emerging technology in the virtual reality market, Recode said.

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09. May 2016 · Comments Off on WattTime Partners With Energate to Launch Green Smart Thermostat Solution to Automatically Power Homes on Clean Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Every time the heat or air conditioning cycles on inside your home or office there’s a good chance the electricity powering it is coming from a dirty power plant, which contributes to mercury and carbon dioxide pollution, harming the environment. What if there was a way to select the power plant your energy comes from, so your house could run on green, clean energy? Today, that’s finally a reality.

WattTime, the nonprofit creating technology that makes using clean energy as simple as tapping your smartphone, is announcing a closed beta pilot in partnership with Energate, creator of the H?lH?m smart thermostat, as a critical first step in its mission to give any thermostat the ability to selectively use clean energy.

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