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.
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.
Google's decision to unplug home electricity-monitoring application PowerMeter is a sign of how difficult it has been for home energy apps to catch on.
Rafe Needleman spends a day listening to young entrepreneurs and lists their most promising ideas, from a real-time energy monitoring system to the Etsy of food.
Start-up can track big power-consuming appliances in the home, a feature that could make energy monitors better at pinpointing energy savings.
Rafe Needleman talks with Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck about the smart grid and smarter devices.
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