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More companies embraced the close-range connectivity technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. How they're using NFC may surprise you.
Consolidation in the smart-meter market kicks in with Toshiba winning among bidders to buy Landis+Gyr for $2.3 billion.
The Stuxnet virus made it clear just how vulnerable networked infrastructure is to attack. But plugging potential security holes in the smart grid is a multifaceted affair.
The benefits of a smart grid are far clearer to utilities than consumers at this point, but changes in regulations could spur more interest, say a panel of industry execs.
Microsoft gets into the smart grid starting at home with a Web application that gives consumers information and tips for saving electricity and natural gas.