Blue Line PowerCost Monitor and Energy Meter II

You can start saving on your electricity bill right away with a PowerCost Monitor. No electrician is required as the Monitor is easy to install and includes a large portable display and even WIFI connectivity allowing you to analyze trends on line with your own real time data. You can use the portable monitor to… Continue reading Blue Line PowerCost Monitor and Energy Meter II

Google signs a 20-year contract to buy wind power

I know that in the past few years, Google has received a lot of grief for seemingly acting contrary to their “Don’t Be Evil” motto, but you have to give credit to them when they do something that is genuinely positive, even altruistic. Take for example, their goal to become carbon neutral and the ensuing… Continue reading Google signs a 20-year contract to buy wind power

Apple Releases new Mac mini

Yesterday Apple announced a completely redesigned Mac mini which features up to 2x the graphics performance using the NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor, a new HDMI port, new SD card slot and industry-leading energy efficiency in a unibody aluminum enclosure. The new Mac mini is priced at $699 and comes in two options including preinstalled… Continue reading Apple Releases new Mac mini

Energy Sistem’s touchscreen MP5 players play audio, video, txt e-books

Spanish consumer electronics company, Energy Sistem has a line up of multi-function MP3/multimedia players that fall into the MP5 category. Their latest Energy 42 Touch series feature 2.4″ TFT touchscreens that can be used with either your finger or rectractible stylus pen, built-in FM transmitter, playback of multiple formats such as MP3, WAV, WMA and… Continue reading Energy Sistem’s touchscreen MP5 players play audio, video, txt e-books

Pansonic Shows Off Its “Eco Ideas” House

We may not have reached a real substantive climate agreement in Copenhagen this past week, but thankfully this is not stopping companies around the world from making steps towards improving our dire environmental state. Take Panasonic for example, which is testing out ideas for an eco-friendly house that may actually produce more energy than it… Continue reading Pansonic Shows Off Its “Eco Ideas” House

Review: TrickleStar’s PC TrickleSaver and PC TrickleSwitch power conservation gadgets

TrickleStar is a tech company that makes a line of products geared to save you money with your energy usage. We reviewed 2 of their products that go hand in hand. The main product is the PC TrickleSaver. It basically works by monitoring your computer (via USB cable) to see if it’s on. If it’s… Continue reading Review: TrickleStar’s PC TrickleSaver and PC TrickleSwitch power conservation gadgets

Google teaming up with Energy Inc to use PowerMeter

Google’s PowerMeter is going to see the light of day in a slightly different environment: coupled with a power-usage measuring device made by Energy Inc. Initially geared for analyzing the data from ‘smart’ power meters, Google’s software tool will now be usable with the same goal in mind. The Energy Inc device will run about… Continue reading Google teaming up with Energy Inc to use PowerMeter

Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector

If you care about energy efficiency, saving money, the environment or just plain have a drafty house, then take a look at this handheld gadget. The B&D Thermal Leak Detector uses infrared sensors to measure surface temperatures to show you where there are temp differences and hence leaks. The TLD100 is easy to use: just… Continue reading Black & Decker TLD100 Thermal Leak Detector

Microsoft launches Hohm, a power and resource monitor

We’ve seen Google trying their hand at operating systems but what about Microsoft trying to steal power usage market share from Google? Back in February we took a look at PowerMeter – a product from Google that allows users to monitor their power consumption via ‘smart’ meters, but Microsoft has released Hohm (still in beta)… Continue reading Microsoft launches Hohm, a power and resource monitor