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  • EnergyHub Launches Energy Management System For Consumers

    EnergyHub Launches Energy Management System For Consumers

    Today, EnergyHub launched its new, comprehensive, in-home energy management system for U.S. consumers. The system includes the EnergyHub Home Base, for centralized management of the electricity usage in the home, as well as The EnergyHub Thermostat, Sockets and Strips. The Home Base also connects to the Web via Wi-Fi, allowing users to remotely manage individual components via Web-based… Read More

  • "Green Tap": NEC develops energy-saving power strip

    "Green Tap": NEC develops energy-saving power strip

    NEC subsidiary NEC System Technologies has developed a power strip [JP] with a built-in processor, sensor (the device pictured on the right) and remote control that can cut power consumption by as much as 15% and more. The company says the so-called Green Tap, which sports four outlets, can be used by both offices and private homes. Read More

  • Hitachi TV watches YOU!

    Hitachi TV watches YOU!

    How much energy do you think is wasted every day powering devices that aren’t actually being used? I’m not talking about stand-by power consumption, but actually on-and-in-use without a user there. I know a lot of people who turn their TVs on just as “background noise”, without ever actually looking at the screen. Hitachi’s cooking up a system to place TVs in… Read More

  • New super-efficient and power-saving OLED-display unveiled

    New super-efficient and power-saving OLED-display unveiled

    It seems development of OLED displays is really picking up steam, with Japanese companies pioneering in this field: Toshiba Matsushita Display (TMD) and Idemitsu Kosan say they managed to develop a small-molecule organic electroluminescent display with a lifespan of up to 30 times longer compared to existing TMD displays. With 100 milliwatts, the prototype (lifetime: 60,000 hours) also… Read More