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Thanks. Rumor is that Belkin is working on a hub like system (not WeMo) that can learn the power signature of everything in a house. Put it on the meter, and it is smart enough to tell when specific appliances are used, and how much each is using. That's a system I'd be interested in. No dorking around with plugs.
"Eve Energy is a smart electrical plug unit that connects directly to a power outlet to measure energy consumption over time..."   The image of the Eve Energy sure doesn't help figure out how that works. Maybe that is a non-US plug?
I just have a hard time figuring out how to deploy these things. I have a single wemo light switch, and it works great. It works because it functions both as a mechanical switch when I'm standing next to it, and I can toggle the function with a remote iOS app.   With this iDevice, if I am standing next to a lamp or appliance and want to turn it on or off, I have to go find my iPhone (or resort to my Apple Watch that I don't see yet.) Yuck. Or fish the cord on the...
Apparently, Dish owns Sling Media.
This is huge. I would have gladly paid $20/mo for ESPN over this last holiday season.   It will be interesting to know if it will stream to AppleTV via AirPlay.   I assume you don't otherwise need to be a DishTV customer.   Huge.
Oh, there will be - you'll pay for the app functionality up front, or do without. This is a horrible prospect. I do hope that the app store makes it very clear what apps are supported by ads like this. Apple recently changed the "free" button to "get" so my guess is that they are going in the opposite direction. The ad world is full of this kinda stuff: you pay for content, then still get ads. It's annoying. My local newspaper has a paywall - they want up front money -...
“It is 1958. IBM passes up the chance to buy a fledgling company that has just invented a new technology, called Xerography. Two years later Xerox is born and IBM has been kicking itself ever since.""It is 10 years later, the late 60s. Digital Equipment and others invent the mini computer. IBM dismisses the mini computer as too small to do serious computing and unimportant to their business. DEC grows to become a multi hundred million dollar corporation before IBM finally...
 Perhaps this is the most intriguing topic for the wearables: how will it change personal behavior? The deeply flawed Google Glass evidenced this in spades. The GG is certainly interesting technology; and it has some potential in select applications, but as an everyday consumer wearable, it was a huge failure. Places demanded their removal as a condition of entry. Others were assaulted and robbed for them because of their cost and resale price. Oh, and lets not forget...
Well OK. I don't recall hearing that in the unveil or otherwise. Pretty sure it runs on BT4.0, and that does have something of a limited range. Some people have pretty big houses or work in big offices. I can see Apple making an effort to make that connection between iPhone and Apple Watch very stable. Power consumption of the Watch is going to be an issue for some time (!) and I think BT takes far less power than wifi. So, when the Watch sees iPhone via BT, it goes to...
Well...in 2014BC you would have not have known it was "2014 BC" and could not have known 2015 AD was only hours away. Just thought I'd point that out.
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