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Beating Battery Drain

November 1, 2014 by Energy @ MIT

Battery Efficiency

Stream video on your smartphone, or use its GPS for an hour or two, and you’ll probably end up seeing the battery drain significantly. As data rates climb and smartphones adopt more power-hungry features, battery life has become a large and growing concern.[read more]

Network-Connected Electronics Wasted the Equivalent of 133 Coal Plants Last Year

July 10, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Device Electricity Waste

Last year, there was a missed opportunity to save the amount of energy produced by 133 mid-size coal-fired power plants. And it did not involve adjusting thermostats or turning off lights. Instead, the 400 terawatt-hours of wasted energy globally were sucked up by network-enabled devices.[read more]