Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT, Sankt Augustin, Germany) proposes "middleware" to monitor and control energy consumption with your mobile phone. Look for middleware solutions to proliferate as consumers seek more control over their energy bills. R.C.J.
Green uses of cell-phone technology will be unveiled next month at the GSMA Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Feb.15-18) which kicks off with a keynote from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and winds up with a concert by rock band Duran Duran. In between, hundreds of exhibitors will sport cell-phone innovations, including the FIT, which will be showing its green middleware solution for smarter energy consumption.
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