Daily Archives: July 15, 2010


Enphase Energy’s Environ Smart Thermostat Monitors Your Solar Energy


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...


Apple Buys Online Maps Maker Poly9


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...

Wal-Mart Kinect Bundles

Wal-Mart Offering Kinect Bundles For $199


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...