USB Power Meter Tells You Which Devices Will Kill Your Laptop's Battery

When you're traveling and away from a reliable power source, conserving your laptop's battery is of the utmost importance. And knowing which of your USB accessories draws the most juice thanks to this simple $31 power meter—whether it's a wireless adapter, an external drive, or even your phone—will help you max out… » 6/19/13 11:46am 6/19/13 11:46am

New Power Cost Monitor Lets Anyone Use Microsoft Hohm

Microsoft Hohm, the energy usage-tracking web app, just got a whole lot easier to use. Microsoft and Blue Line Innovation have created a power meter reader so anyone can use Microsoft Hohm to see exactly how much money they're wasting. » 7/27/10 1:08pm 7/27/10 1:08pm

Google PowerMeter Begins Rollout, Gives You One More Metric To Obsess…

Google PowerMeter, an online widget that monitors your home's power usage in real time, is one of those ideas that really should've caught on by now. Well, it's starting to! » 5/20/09 4:55am 5/20/09 4:55am