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Conductivity System Detects Power Plant Corrosive Contaminants

The Mettler Toledo Thornton DCC1000 System offers a new design for conductivity measurement for power cycle chemistry monitoring. This system provides assurance of water purity to maximize power production and minimize corrosion, the company says. High purity water is used in the water/steam cycle in power generation and maintaining its purity is essential to ensure […]

AT&T to Extend Gigabit Service to 11.7 Million Locations within Four Years of Acquiring DirecTV

AT&T and DirecTV have announced another short-term extension of their merger agreement, but what really matters for customers is the result. And to be honest, the predicted results sound really good: 11.7 million customer locations will have access to a 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (PTTP) service when the deal closes. It will take some time, though. “With [...]

How Technology Changes Us: Our Reliance on Smartphones is Creating “Digital Amnesia”

The more we depend on smartphones for communication and life management, the more such devices will alter us as human beings, and researchers are concerned that these changes–wrought largely from a growing dependency on technology–will have a deleterious impact on us as a species. In fact, according to a recent study by software and cyber-security [...]

Smartphone Kill-Switch Now Mandatory in California

The mobile kill-switch is now in full effect in the state of California, putting thieves on notice that, going forward, new phones will not be worth stealing (old phones, well that’s another matter entirely). Having passed legislation last summer, the state of California’s somewhat controversial mandatory kill-switch requirement came into effect on July 1st, in [...]

Mobicash Now Boasts the Largest Mobile Account Registration Network in Pakistan

In a bid to facilitate customers, enable ease of access and grow its network, Mobicash has announced it shall now be utilizing its 55,000 strong retailer base for registration of new Mobile Accounts. This first of its kind initiative...Show More Summary

USGS ?Paper: 'Hydraulic Fracturing Water Use Variability in the United States and Potential Environmental Implications'

2 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Thanks to Brett Walton of Circle of Blue for bringing this article to my attention. He wrote a great piece on the research article, recently accepted for publication in Water Resources Research, the most prestigious hydrologic journal in the world (published by the American Geophysical Union - AGU). I I...

The EV has landed

After (seemingly) endless analysis and navel staring, and (not coincidentally) (seemingly) endless patience displayed by my wife, we’ve taken the next step in our personal part of the electrification of personal transportation. Namely,...Show More Summary

Smart homes to become standard in a decade: report

Several property developers recently formed partnerships with tech companies on building smart homes in China, a concept that has been circulated since the late 1990s but has yet to take off, according to Guangzhou’s Time Weekly.Singaporean developer Yanlord Land’s Chengdu-based unit signed an agreement with Chinese handset maker Xiaomi to build a smart housing community […]

Smart homes provide more than just comfort, convenience

Over the last decade, digitally advanced home environments have progressed into communication-rich living spaces. This progression has enabled a host of smart experiences for consumer — energy management, interactive home devices, connected appliances and real-time security solutions, among others. Show More Summary

Huawei wins DISTREE Diamond & MERA awards 2015

Lahore – June 30, 2015 – Huawei is a global leader in telecom technology. ThisDISTREE Diamond enterprise has been recognized by the DISTREE Diamond & “Middle East Retail Academy” (MERA) Awards ceremony 2015, for the outstanding performance of its telecom devices and solutions. Show More Summary

Mobilink Helps Karachi Battle the Heat

The past week has been a test for Karachiites and neighboring localities with an unparalleled heat-wave which has caused a breakdown in basic utilities i.e. water supply and electricity, and led to the deaths of over 1000 citizens. Hospitals...Show More Summary

The Cheapest New Energy

They are called “nega-watts” by the professionals. They are watts that smart consumers don’t use. DO try this at home. From Renewable Enerbgy World via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.geShow More Summary

The Venerable Wind

Count on it. From GreenMtnEnergy via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

The Amazing Progress Of Solar

There are some amazing numbers here – and striking some images. How about 174,000 jobs in solar? How about 50,000 vets employed in solar by 2020? How about solar will double from 20,000 MW in 2014 to 40,000 MW in 2016? From Solar Energy...Show More Summary

Here’s why the Internet of Things is going to change everything you do

IF YOU HEARD about the Internet of Things before, it’s understandable if you glossed over it as the term has been around for a while.It’s a sector that’s been bubbling underneath for a few years now, but this years has seen a huge push from some of the major players in the technology space. Google, […]

Freescale launches ‘smallest ever’ dime-sized IoT processor

Freescale Semiconductor has unveiled an Internet of Things (IoT)-based single-chip module which is touted as the smallest developed to date.Unveiled on Tuesday, the Austin, Texas-based firm said the i.MX 6Dual single chip module (SCM) has been designed to cater for the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and devices. As the fledgling industry evolves, connected devices […]

Living Proof: High levels of renewables can be part of the grid 

High penetrations of variable renewable generation can be manageable without compromising reliability. In fact, it’s been proven in Texas and Colorado. A new report conducted by the Brattle Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI) finds that high penetration levels of renewable generation are not only technically feasible but are already being managed in […]

Microsoft goes back to uni to master IoT

Thousands of university students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Microsoft’s Internet of Things higher education program, following the launch of a $40 million Global Innovation Exchange program.Microsoft will fund...Show More Summary

SemaConnect Congratulates California Utilities for Planned Build-Out of Electric Vehicle Charging Networks

In a statement issued today, SemaConnect, the leading provider of electric vehicle amenities to the North American property market, congratulated California utilities Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas...Show More Summary

Use Your Layoff Time to Your Advantage

Being laid off is never a welcome experience, but if you use your layoff time wisely, it could end up being beneficial towards your career. You can use this time to develop new skills and think about the kind of job that you really want. Show More Summary

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