Smart irrigation scheme cuts water use and boosts crop yields - scientists

BT: The micro-irrigation system, which is being trialled on a farm in Tamil Nadu, southern India, has cut water use by up to 80% and doubled the yields of some crops, the scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh said.

What is Real and What is Pure PR about the Tesla Solar Roof?

While there is much to be excited about whenever a new advancement is made in the solar industry, it's important to understand what is fact and what is fiction. So, what are the true facts behind the Tesla Solar Roof, and what is pure PR?

How Not to Run Hot: Overcoming Thermal Challenges in Wi-Fi Front-End Designs (Part 1)

This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the design challenges for Wi-Fi front-end designs.

Costone - a Smart Home Ecosystem

By eliminating the need for multiple systems and apps, we're saving the customer both time and money and creating a smart experience that is much more integrated and easier to control.

The Smart Home is Creating Frustrated Consumers: More than 1 in 3 US Adults Experience Issues Setting up or Operating a Connected Device

On average, consumers report spending 2.5 hours between self-help and customer support and speak with 3 different people to resolve an issue; 22 percent give up and return the product for a refund.

ELAN Dealer's Mobile Showroom Brings the Smart Home Experience to the Client's Front Door

Sioux Falls, South Dakota integrator converted an RV into a high-end, high tech mobile showroom featuring ELAN control and SpeakerCraft audio.

Indoor Gardening is a Great Experience

Almost any plant can be successfully grown indoors. You'll need to do a little research to learn what crops will fit into your space and lighting availability. Herb gardens will grow in small spaces and in low light conditions.

Tesla and Australia will turn 50,000 homes into a virtual solar power plant

Mark Austin for DigitalTrends: Installation of the 5kW solar panels and Tesla batteries has already begun on 1,100 public housing properties, with 24,000 more to follow. After that, the program will be opened up to as many as 50,000 South Australian homes.

Case Study: 'Dumb' Horse Stable Birth Alarm at Painted H Miniature Ranch is Made 'Smart' with ELAN

Customized ELAN system with SpeakerCraft audio redefines the monitoring experience for one miniature horse stable owner.

The Drones of CES 2018: In Company with AirSelfie, Volocopter, and PowerDolphin

As you can see, the continued growth in the creation of drones only shows the shocking improvement in the world of software and tech devices. Just like Artificial Intelligence, it's another fantastic glimpse into the future!

Tesla to set up mini solar stores inside Home Depot

Lauren Thomas for CNBC: The expansion would help Tesla test the appeal of its renewable-energy products to a wider audience. It would help Home Depot use some of its excess floor space to sell new products and gain a competitive edge over its peers.

Alexa for Business is a Business Boom for Properly Staffed AV Systems Integrators

Alexa for Business will work with built-in features customized for an office setting, including the ability to make calls and check security camera feeds.

A new approach to rechargeable batteries

David L. Chandler, MIT News Office: New metal-mesh membrane could solve longstanding problems and lead to inexpensive power storage.

Here's What Life Will Be Like With 3D Printers That Can Create Anything

Kristin Houser for Futurism: Today's desktop 3D printers are fairly limited in terms of capabilities. However, we could be just a couple of decades away from a world in which every home has a 3D printer, capable of producing almost anything we can imagine.

The Future of Service Robots

There has been a lot of investment by retailers in recent years to achieve a true omni-channel fulfillment strategy. Robots are enabling companies to improve the fulfillment process both in the warehouse and will soon be doing so in the retail store.

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