15. July 2017 · Comments Off on Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

U.S. energy consumers are increasingly aware and broadly supportive of the smart grid, but relatively few of them participate in most smart-grid related programs and products, according to a study released last week. Nearly three-fourths of U.S. consumers have at least heard of smart meters and the smart grid, according to a longitudinal study published by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), an Atlanta-based nonprofit that does market research for industry stakeholders on energy consumers.

Source: Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation | Midwest Energy News

27. June 2017 · Comments Off on Your Guide to the Bitter Debate Over 100% Renewable Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Those are just a few descriptions of a new study countering Mark Jacobson’s 2015 report showing that we can source 100 percent of America’s energy from wind, solar and water. Jacobson’s study is controversial. Celebrities like Mark Ruffalo and Bernie Sanders have lauded his work. Jacobson himself has called it the “only moral choice.”

Source: Your Guide to the Bitter Debate Over 100% Renewable Energy | Greentech Media

10. September 2016 · Comments Off on Wearable technology to transform biometrics but privacy issues loom: study · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

New research from Unisys Corporation reveals that law enforcement is expected to lead the incorporation of biometrics into wearable technology. However privacy concerns around the security of biometric data stored in the cloud need to be addressed as adoption becomes more mainstream.The survey of 54 biometrics professionals was conducted by Unisys at the Biometrics Institute Asia Pacific Conference held in Sydney, May 24-26, 2016.

Source: Wearable technology to transform biometrics but privacy issues loom: study | ET CIO

04. September 2016 · Comments Off on VSP Global begins study of wearable technology  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

VSP Global, the Rancho Cordova-based maker of eyewear and provider of vision care services, has begun an academic study with the Center for Body Computing at the University of Southern California on wearable technology built into eyeglass frames.VSP’s research and development center in midtown Sacramento, called The Shop, began working on the high-tech glasses in 2014. By the spring of last year, it had about 26 VSP employees testing prototypes.

Source: VSP Global begins study of wearable technology – Sacramento Business Journal

19. July 2016 · Comments Off on Home Automation in Canada Set to Take Off – If Consumer Mindset Shifts · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Mass adoption of connected home devices may not be too far off. Ipsos focused in on the popular topic of home automation in its latest installment of the Canadian Interactive Trends Report, a quarterly syndicated study. Looking at interest, attitudes, and behaviours toward home automation among Canadian households, the study found that significant opportunities are just around the corner, but consumers need to understand the true value of home automation first.

Source: Daily Exchange – Posting