Daily Archives: July 15, 2010

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Enphase Energy’s Environ Smart Thermostat Monitors Your Solar Energy

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Enphase Energy’s Environ Smart Thermostat may be the future of home energy monitoring. Owners can use a web-based application on their computers or smartphones to control thermostat controls, and importantly, solar panel energy production. It works through Enphase Energy’s Internet-connected microinverters, which work in conjunction with a a solar panel to convert...

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Apple Buys Online Maps Maker Poly9

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Apple continues its global domination (or at least, small tech companies) with the acquisition of Poly9, makers of online map apps including 3D views and mapping APIs. The formerly Quebec-based developer has now reportedly relocated most of its employees to Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CA. With this acquisition, will Apple...

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Wal-Mart Offering Kinect Bundles For $199

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As we’ve reported before, Microsoft’s Kinect his stores this November for $150. The motion sensing unit, though, does not come with any games, so this bundle from Wal-Mart makes a lot of sense. For $199, you’ll get the Kinect system, a Kinect game (choices include Kinect Sports, Kinect Dance Central, Kinect...