21. October 2015 · Comments Off on Tech review: Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat gives you the control · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

Home automation is starting to grow on me.I’ve been adding things around the house that can be controlled remotely, such as speakers in multiple rooms, a touchpad deadbolt, and light bulbs and switches that can be turned on from my phone. Now I’ve installed a Wi-Fi thermostat.A few years ago, I reviewed the original Nest thermostat, and at the time, I said it was great but too expensive ($249) for my taste.I’ve kept an eye on new models and finally found one that has features I like and fits my wallet.

Source: Tech review: Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat gives you the control – San Jose Mercury News

20. May 2015 · Comments Off on ‘Tech inter-operability standards vital for smart cities’  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A few years ago the buzz was around smart homes that detect human presence to adjust lighting, start appliances such as air-conditioner and save water and electricity through use of sensors. Now the concept has expanded to cities with integrated systems covering areas such as traffic management, waste collection, metering of water use and so on. With the Indian government’s ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities, experts are deliberating on ways to make the dream come true.

Source: ‘Tech inter-operability standards vital for smart cities’ – The Times of India