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Hooch Tan
08-09-2011, 11:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://singularityhub.com/2011/08/02/monitor-household-energy-from-your-smartphone/' target='_blank'>http://singularityhub.com/2011/08/0...our-smartphone/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Knowledge is power. And if you have People Power 1.0, People Power&rsquo;s new mobile Energy Services Platform, you can use knowledge to save power &ndash; and money. People Power 1.0 is an open and extensible cloud-based platform that allows you to monitor up-to-the-minute household energy usage from an iPhone or Android smartphone."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1312915783.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>If you are ready to upgrade from using your Kill-o-Watt meter to track your power usage, and your electric company has not caught up witht he times, it may be time for some People Power.&nbsp; Living in a digital world means that we consume electricity; sometimes a lot, sometimes just a little.&nbsp; The way to minimize your electrical footprint though, is to know what you use that sucks up juice.&nbsp; What looks most useful is that you can track individual devices relatively easily thorugh the use of their powerstrips, instead of just getting the use of one device at a time, or of your whole household.&nbsp; While you can figure out what uses how much power the old way, a lot of extra hassle is involved, and that might just be enough hassle to push your energy tracking project away a few weeks, months or even years.</p>