Tag Archives: devices

Devices in the classroom?

I teach theory and practice of social media at NYU, and am an advocate and activist for the free culture movement, so Iā€™m a pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor, but I have just asked the students in my fall seminar to refrain from using laptops, tablets and phones in class. I came late and […] … learn more→

Building the smart grid of the future: UCLA teams with Korea\’s energy research institute

Imagine a home in which every appliance ā€” computer, television, washing machine, refrigerator, air conditioner ā€” can carry on a minute-by-minute \”conversation\” with the local power grid, allowing the devices to power down when the price of electricity is at a premium and to consume energy when it is cheapest. Such smart-grid technologies can lead […] … learn more→