The era of the personal computer is giving way to the era of personal energy management, according to Intel. Look for Intel-branded energy management control panels and apps by the fall of 2010. R.C.J.
Intel's CEO declared the "era of personal energy management" during the chip maker's developer's forum in Beijing this week. Intel has designed its own smart energy sensor that plugs into any outlet and uses a training mode to learn the electronic signatures of household appliances on a circuit. Intel also showed a prototype of an energy display panel that uses data from its wireless energy sensor to monitor usage, recommend more efficient practices and set goals. The same functions performed by the hardware control panel can also built into an application for laptops or smartphones.
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