This Security Pack sensor kit does a great job of extending the functionality and usefulness of the Presence DIY home-monitoring app, but most will find the cost is too steep for what it delivers.
People Power introduces hardware accessories to its existing app-based security system via Indiegogo.
People Power adds optional hardware accessories to its free Android and iOS Presence security camera app.
The Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and now Sydney -- a new art installation is illuminating Australia's harbour city and giving the light switch to the people.
IBM's 5 in 5 predictions say harvesting energy from human motion will power homes and ocean power will leap ahead but even dramatic advances will still fill only a portion of our energy needs.
This week: camera balls, shoulder projectors, human batteries, password protection, and a fresh take on the teen superhero TV genre.
This week, Donald and Eric tackle the big ideas. Microsoft demos shoulder-mounted touch screen projectors, while Disney takes a decidedly low-tech route. We also look at a ball that can take 360 panoramic photos in one shot, advancements in harvesting energy from humans, the strength of your passwords, and a new spin on superhero teen shows.
Despite Microsoft and Google pulling out of home energy, other monitor makers are selling products directly to consumers that bring real-time power data online using a home broadband connection.
Start-up has developed embeddable chip and Internet software for remotely controlling electronic gear for better energy efficiency.
Tech-industry veterans who have traded bits and bytes for clean electrons say getting up to speed and making fresh contacts are key.