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Smart Appliances

Smart Appliances in plural refers to a network of smart appliance devices which are all working together as one. A smart appliance, is a home or office appliance – an electronic device – which has sensors integrated into it, and a connection to a computer system powerful enough to make sense of the data, and that of other devices in the area. This allows the appliances to work together in intelligent patterns.

An example would be a home CCTV camera that detects movement at the front door, and sends that data to the house where facial recognition software determines a person is there, and the nearest TV screen to the house resident lights up with a picture from that camera.

Each appliance essentially thinks for itself, and sends data to others, which collaboratively decide how best to use and share that data.

See Also: Home Automation, Building Automation, Domotics, Sensor Web, Ambient intelligence

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Large Image Display: The Stepford Wives: Smart Home Interface
Here we see Claire, acting in her guise as spokeswoman for Stepford, showing off the smart house system. In a manner so eagerly aped in our world by electronics firms from all developed nations, Stepford has been striving to create a truly smart house, in which all appliances are networked together, controlled by a central brain, making the house 'smart'.



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A Literal Sensor Web Comes into Its Own
It was only a matter of time before someone took the concept of a sensor web literally, and created a smart mesh web that could cover an object and detect when and where any breaches in the web occur. That wait is now over, and the first such smart fabric now exists.



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Will chatting smart cars become a reality soon?
A BBC article looking at the rise of the smart car AI driven cars that will soon be able to communicate with cloud services for traffic control, communicate with the humans on board, and work in flocks to drive themselves with consideration (and a degree of literal mind-reading) of each other's positions and goals.



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Podcast: John La Grou plugs smart power outlets
This podcast comes from TED 2009, where electronics inventor John La Grou shows off the capabilities of a sensor web of smart power outlets in every home, where the outlet knows what is plugged into it, and how much power the device is consuming, and when it consumes it.





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'Smart' NPC's in Interactive Fiction
A look at what is, and what isn't possible in NPC intelligence.



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Smart Fabrics ? Wear your Augmented Interface
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Woven cicuitry turns your clothing into the interface for your life. Just add your phone or ipod, and let that program your clothes for you.



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Connected cars
An article from the BBC on the coming convergence of smart grid computing and augmented reality for motoring - cars that know what is ahead and react to changing conditions.



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$250,000 Ambulance
Better help is on the way for the 30-odd million people who call on EMS every year. Shrinking electronics, wireless proliferation and ?smart? materials from the likes of NASA are set to transform the ambulance into a virtually mobile emergency room.



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Sheets of Stretchable Silicon
Researchers have shown that ultrathin sheets of silicon can stretch in two dimensions--opening up the possibility of electronic eyeballs and smart surgical gloves.



 

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(19/12/2009)
Internet powerhouse Google and Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu have joined an alliance to promote the ability of objects from appliances to cars to communicate with one another online.

The IPSO Alliance said Friday that Go...


(16/07/2009)
Using solar panels, wind turbines, appliance monitoring, and on-site energy storage, General Electric has a plan to enable homeowners to cut their annual energy consumption (from the electric grid) to zero, in some cases, and at least minim...


(14/10/2011)
As the use of computers and mobile electronics continues to rise, so does the energy wasted by the devices’ AC/DC adaptors when converting AC from wall sockets to DC for the devices. The London-based company Moixa Technology estimates tha...


(18/04/2010)
The smart grid idea aims to save money, reduce pollution, lower costs, and create new "green" jobs. Smart grid is a phrase that refers to a number of things at the same time. It refers to the modernization of the electrical grid itself --...


(17/03/2010)
This spring, GE will start selling a line of "smart charging stations," devices that communicate with utilities to optimize charging, for electric vehicles. The technology could be key to ensuring that electric cars don't strain the powe...