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Start-up can track big power-consuming appliances in the home, a feature that could make energy monitors better at pinpointing energy savings.
Energy use from the menagerie of consumer electronics -- PCs, iPad, DVRs, etc. -- has ballooned, a result of our always-on lifestyle. Better efficiency and powering down can help.
Energy monitoring is like fitness-tracking for your utility bill. CNET's Martin LaMonica tries a whole-house electricity monitor out and gets a read on where software and the cloud is taking home energy.
Vivint partners with consumer smart-grid company Tendril to add energy management to Vivint's home security and automation system.
Corporate partners are vital to nurturing innovations from green-tech start-ups and giving them the gravitas they need to scale beyond niche products.
Faced with a "boil water" order in Massachusetts, CNET's Martin LaMonica dives into the complex and fascinating question of the most efficient way to boil water.