50 billion connected Internet of Things devices by 2020

Even though there are only 15 billion devices on the Internet of Things (IoT) today,  a new report found that there will be 50 billion devices by 2020 — according to a new report by…

31 cities team up for standardized smart city initiative

Thirty-one European and Brazilian cities gathered at CeBIT 2015 and agreed to collaborate on an initiative to standardize smart city services across the region. European Union flag. Credit: European Union The cities are comprised of…

Sensors may be key to truly smart cities

Smart cities may be a wave of the future, but many countries are just working to support their residents in the present. A new technology looks at how, as populations increase, technology can help bring…

Google’s smart home vision

In September 2014, some Google employees filed for patents they called “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.” For the first time, those patent requests are publicly available, and give some understanding behind what Google is…

How the home energy management market is reinventing itself

Home energy management has been poised to take off for the last decade. Despite analysts’ optimistic predictions, it hasn’t. But after 10 years of watching the market struggle, with consumers showing just moderate interest in…