Editorial: At Home with the Internet of Annoying Things
The Internet of Things has already improved my everyday life. Devices that communicate with each other deliver new services and features that I appreciate. However, as the Internet of Things expands from a few linked ...
The 2008 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is already ancient history, and the 140,000 participants, TV cameras, and bloggers have returned home to quieter lives. But it’s still worth reflecting on this most amazing assemblage ... [continue reading]
The CFL is a poster child for energy efficiency but sometimes in ways that we might not want it to be. To be sure, the CFL has a wonderful record of constantly improving quality, ... [continue reading]
Home Energy has been promoting solutions that reduce the energy use of buildings for 25 years. We have been speaking to, and with, a passionate, but small, community of like-minded energy-conscious individuals. This community is suddenly ... [continue reading]
OK, there’s a new energy-saving product on the market. It might even be the fruit of government-funded research. But it’s expensive and available from only a few, small manufacturers (or perhaps ... [continue reading]
Yes, the price of a subscription to Home Energy is rising. Home Energy is published by a non-profit organization, but our costs are nevertheless inescapably climbing. You can mitigate the personal impact of the ... [continue reading]
I have been involved in home automation heavily over the last few years. At my home in Utah, I started ...
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently introduced www.bpi.org for consumers, a new interactive website designed to educate ...