Wearable tech isn’t new. Smart home tech isn’t new. Wearable tech that integrates with your smart home tech isn’t even that new, but the Misfit Shine 2 is new – just a few months old – and it functions as a smart home controller (though with some limitations).If you’re looking into buying a new wearable, fitness tracking device, the Misfit Shine 2 is worth looking into. It’s a fitness and sleep tracker, and as mentioned, also works to control some smart home technology.
A decade ago, energy-smart home enthusiasts thought we’d all be obsessively tracking energy markets from specialized terminals placed in every room around our homes.They were right about one thing: We all now have little screens that help us track everything around us. But energy is still at the bottom of the priority list for homeowners.Home energy management is facing a bit of an identity crisis.
Discourse in the telecommunications industry is currently focused on next-generation 5G mobile networks, which, through dramatic increases in throughput coupled with decreases in latency, promise to fully enable the Internet of Things and bring to life futuristic use cases like the tactile Internet, autonomous driving and more. Even as 5G products enter the market, the standard is tracking for finalization by 3GPP and related organizations in the 2019-2020 timeframe. So let’s take a moment to focus on the
Talking, as I was in my last post, about the Internet of Things, leads me to wearable technology which is already generating incredible amounts of data. Devices such as fitness trackers (for example, the Misfit Shine) are tracking our activity and sleep in fine detail (and making us realize, in the process, just how damn lazy we really are) and this is just scratching the surface of what we can quantify about ourselves.
In an interview with The Indian Express in New Delhi, President of BlackBerry Technology Solutions, Sandeep Chennakeshu, hints at BlackBerry’s next major play in the Internet of Things market, a 200 mm weatherproof high-value asset tracking box with an IP67 certification and a five-year battery life.“It is 100 per cent our design and concept,” says Chennakeshu. “We have patented it and will start proof of concept trials in November… I am very proud of my guys. This has never been done before, not with power of its own. When we started, the idea was to build it cheap. And I should be able to install it in less than 10 minutes.”
Smart Home technology is rapidly developing, with devices like Amazon Echo and Nest showing the potential for a fully-integrated smart home.
However, a poorly-worded Terms of Service agreement for Samsung’s new smart TVs gave users concerns that the devices were tracking their every move.
A comprehensive online repository that allows the tracking and analysis of financial deals in the global clean technology markets using analytical tools has launched. The Climate Connect Limited website, cleantechdeals.com, will help stakeholders remain informed of the latest commercial developments in the low-carbon sector globally by leveraging big data techniques, including web-scraping to ensure data consistency.
Arizona’s first commercial solar plant began producing power in October 1997, culminating 16 years of operation this month.
The Arizona Public Service (APS) solar power plant, which was the first commercial solar operation in the state, is housed within the APS Flagstaff service yard, and produces 82 kW of solar power, using single axis tracking technology to maximize the sun’s energy.
That’s what is happening in Illinois, where both Ameren and ComEd have partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to create performance measures – 19 tracking metrics in the case of Ameren and 20 for ComEd.
I have to agree with EDF attorney Raya Salter when she hopes that “these tracking metrics mechanisms and metrics will serve as models for other utilities around the country.”