The smart plug sports a wireless radio that can send power consumption data to a Web app and let people turn off devices to reduce wasted energy and stand-by power.
At the Consumer Electronics Show, ThinkEco said that its power-saving smart outlet, which cuts wasted power, will be available in the spring.
In New York City, Con Edison will distribute 10,000 smart outlets to convert air conditioners into remotely controlled appliances.
The consumer-electronics retailer will offer an online learning center for energy-saving gear such as wireless thermostats and have three stores with Home Energy concept zones meant to demystify home energy technology.
Cloud platform compatible with wide variety of devices, including Android and iOS, will enable developers to reach wide group of customers as well as utilities and energy service providers.
After dabbling with a high-end energy dashboard, Intel Labs shows off a stripped-down, easy-to-install gadget that monitors energy by reading the electrical signature of appliances.
ThinkEco starts shipping its "smart outlet" which creates a mesh network and lets people schedule when to cut stand-by power to electronic gear.
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