27. August 2016 · Comments Off on Smart meters increasing consumer energy awareness, new report finds  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The roll-out of smart energy meters is making consumers more likely to be aware of their energy consumption and take steps to reduce it, a new report has found.Smart Energy GB’s ‘Smart Energy Outlook’ report, published today, found that the vast majority (84%) of consumers who had received a smart meter from their utility considered themselves to have a better idea of their energy costs, while 69% thought they were in more control of their energy use.

Source: Smart meters increasing consumer energy awareness, new report finds | Solar Power Portal

20. August 2016 · Comments Off on Smart revolution hits the home front  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

First smartphones took on desktop phones, and won.Now it’s the turn of smart washing machines and televisions to challenge traditional home appliances, with analysts predicting their future growth in China could be huge.Fridges syncing up to your smartphone might sound like something from a sci-fi movie but they could soon be a fixture of Chinese households, if companies can make smart technology more useful, according to UBS research.

Source: Smart revolution hits the home front | South China Morning Post

04. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart home gadgets need to live together · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart home technology that has long been knocking at doors will settle into the mainstream after rival gadgets and services become hassle-free guests that get along with one another, industry insiders say. While smart home offerings have been around for years, attention has been heightened by Google, Amazon and Apple manoeuvring to be at the heart of managing devices capable of wirelessly taking commands or feeding information. “We need to look at problems in the home from a holistic perspective and reali

Source: Smart home gadgets need to live together

22. January 2016 · Comments Off on Smart homes: Much more than a simple gimmick · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

IT began with smart phones, then we had tablets and the smart tv, smart watches, smart whiteboards in the classroom, and now we have smart homes.For those who have luckily managed to avoid the ongoing fanfare of technological advances (and probably save a bit of money in the long run), smart technologies are an advanced form of interactive computing which you can personally adapt to your needs.With smart homes, however, it becomes much more than a simple gimmick like a fitness tracker on your phone, the technology can radically alter your home life and is completely under your control if you can withstand the publicity.

Source: Smart homes: Much more than a simple gimmick

14. December 2015 · Comments Off on Smart cities to boost IoT demand by 39% in 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The accelerated penetration of smart city technologies will drive up demand for Internet of Things (IoT) devices to 1.6 billion units next year, up 39 percent from this year, an international IT industry research firm said Friday.Gartner also expects that smart homes will exceed smart commercial buildings in terms of IoT device demand by 2018.”Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of (IoT) until 2017, after which smart homes will take the lead with just over 1 billion connected things in 2018,” said Gartner Research Vice President Bettina Tratz-Ryan.

Source: Smart cities to boost IoT demand by 39% in 2016