If Nest is the modern answer to the thermostat, Rachio is the answer to the lawn sprinkler. GigaOM Mobilize Showcase finalist has a smart sprinkler that knows when, and when not, to water the grass.
Nest introduced its smart thermostat in October of last year only to find that there was greater initial demand for its product than originally thought. After using a review unit for longer than I should have, I can see why: This good-looking device is super smart.
The UN Climate Change Conference in Durban started this week, with participating nations hoping to bring everyone together for another Kyoto-like protocol and finally slow down the emission of green house gases. Want to follow it closely? Much of the proceedings is streamed live online.
Apple has come under fire in recent months for the environmental impact of its key component suppliers in China. Now, reports say it will look into its supplier operations, in order to see if accusations they are in violation of environmental regulations are accurate.
Investors, including Steve Westly, cautioned the White House against visiting Solyndra’s factory, because the company seemed risky, according to emails.
Canceling cable won’t just save you money, it could also help to save the planet: Apple TV, Roku & Co. use significantly less electricity than your cable box. However, not all Netflix boxes are created equal. We tested five popular brands to find the greenest device.
GE has YouTube star ShayCarl doing a road trip all around the country to highlight green technology as part of its Ecomagination campaign. The campaign was produced by Howcast, which last year was able to drive 15 million YouTube video views to GE-sponsored videos.
In honor of Earth Day, I’ve been testing a couple of solar chargers from Scosche and Choice Solar. The good news is that charger prices have dropped significantly. But their capabilities vary, so it’s important to select one that meets your needs.
Many people use the iPad to replace a physical library of paper books, mostly because it’s very convenient to do so. But is it also better for the environment? A recent report considers the ecological effects of e-books in general, and specifically addresses the iPad’s impact.