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This 1970s Energy Simulator Was Supposed to Make Conservation Fun

In the mid-1970s, Americans were reeling from the energy crisis. The environment was in terrible shape and oil shock was disrupting the economy. So the U.S. Department of Energy developed a new tool to help kids learn about energy use. It was called the Energy-Environment Simulator and it was more fun than a barrel of… » 12/19/14 3:22pm 12/19/14 3:22pm

Nokia Smart Home Solution Puts Power of Control Onto Your Cellphone

With energy conservation and easy eco-friendliness on just about everybody's agenda these days, one of the most popular concepts is the “Smart Home,” a living environment that knows just how much power you actually need to be comfortable and gives you not a drop more. Nokia's hopping on that wagon with its new Nokia… » 12/02/08 2:30am 12/02/08 2:30am

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Can Adjust Home Temps Online

Winter is just around the corner and, with gas prices still unstable, it's now even more important to monitor your thermostat. That's tough and annoying though, which is why gadgets like Ecobee » 10/16/08 11:45pm 10/16/08 11:45pm are coming out on the market. Ecobee has an integrated programmable smart thermostat with a WiFi-enabled touchscreen that…