Connected Living

Technology Buzz, July 2017

Technology Buzz, July 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to July’s edition of the Technology Buzz! This month, we’ll peruse recent developments that turn windows into smart windows.  And seeing as it’s beach season and time for building sand castles, we’ll delve into the perils facing off-shore wind installations and what researchers are learning about them. READ MORE

Technology Buzz – May 2017

Technology Buzz -May, 2017 | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the May Tech Buzz! This month, we’ll check out some of the latest news affecting solar panels, from angle-adjustment and roof-top solar to how waste bottle glass help improve LiPo batteries, and then all the way down to 3,000 feet in the ocean where the sun doesn’t shine at all. READ MORE

What’s the Technology Buzz for March 2017?

What is Delivery? | Direct Energy Blog

Welcome to the Technology Buzz for March, 2017! This month, we take a peek into the murky truth of urine batteries, learn about a new FM radio trick that blasts data to your smart phone via posters or clothing, and we’ll see how the Doppler radar, used to track storms, is helping forecast falling accidents by seniors weeks in advance. READ MORE

How Can Smart Home Technology Help Senior Citizens?

How Can Smart Home Technology Help Senior Citizens? | Direct Energy Blog

Most Baby Boomers expect they can age in their current home because they are healthier, wealthier, and plan to work into their 70’s (or beyond). However, even with those improvements, aging senior citizens face problems of declining strength, failing eyesight, and reduced mobility. For example, each year, about 30% of people aged 65 and over experience a fall, and 10% have multiple falls. In the cases of dementia and Alzheimer’s, seniors face decreasing cognitive and memory problems. READ MORE