Game consoles are still leading the charge, but Chromecast grew faster than any other player this year.
Is silicon the solution to cheap abundant LED lighting?
Looking for a 13.3 inch Chromebook? At the moment, you have one and only one option: Toshiba’s Chromebook 13. For $299 or less, you get a solid performer with decent battery life but I hope you like plastic.
Some Chromebooks are too small. Some are too big. With a 13-inch display, Toshiba’s new Chromebook might be just right. The $279 laptop running Chrome OS launches mid-February in a Wi-Fi only model.
By the end of the decade almost all of British homes are supposed to get smart, digital, connected utility meters installed. And the plan is seeing some large contracts handed out to vendors like Landis+Gyr and Telefonica.
SunPower is signing up residential solar leases at a nice pace in the U.S. while seeing a good demand for its highly efficient solar panels in Japan’s residential market. The company is still posting losses, though it’s doing better than in previous quarters.
Toshiba has acquired another smart grid startup Consert, who has been building a smart home service.
Goodbye Eee PC and all other netbooks from Asus; the company is no longer producing the small laptops. Acer followed Asus into the netbook market and is following it out as well. What happened to this once quickly growing market? Tablets disrupted the space.
Indian tech firm Wipro takes the lead for the first time — beating out U.S. companies like Apple, HP and Dell — to become the highest ranking gadget maker in Greenpeace’s latest green guide to electronics.
Batteries used for content delivery networks could provide power savings up to 14 percent over networks without batteries, and that could increase up to 35 percent if new types of servers were created that could move in and out of different levels of energy states.