Corning says its new USB 3.0 cable is thinner, lighter, and bendable to your heart's desire.
Santa Clara is the first U.S. city to take high-tech advantage of the conversion from electric meters to smart meters to give free outdoor Wi-Fi to all of its residents.
Illinois utility ComEd has found that smart meters reduce operating costs by automatically reading meters and eliminating energy theft, which are separate from potential energy efficiency savings from customers.
Tests on smart meters made by German company Discovergy show that someone with network sniffing skills and equipment could determine what's been watched by looking at lighting display patterns.
A Maine advocacy group says about 250 people have complained about electronic interference from smart meters and says the utility must do a better job informing consumers about the fix.
Real-time access with detailed usage analysis and tips are added to company's line of Conserve smart gadgets.
However, the utility's customer service is faulty, according to an independent review of the controversial yet pioneering smart-meter program.
California utility responds to critics of smart meters by offering an option to turn off the radio. But because of higher costs to read meters, it will charge consumers up to $20 a month to opt out.
A study published Wednesday confirms what utilities seem to be learning through trial and error: consumers need more than just smart meters to actively manage energy use.
An important component to taking advantage of off-peak electricity rates, smart meters are being installed in large numbers, but barriers to the smart grid remain, says a new study.