12 May '11, 12am

Google's bright new idea: Android-controlled light bulbs

Google's bright new idea: Android-controlled light bulbs

Essentially, it’s a competitively priced and supremely energy-efficient omnidirectional 60-watt equivalent light bulb with a small, embedded computer chip that can be turned on and off or dimmed with your Android -equipped smartphone, laptop, or tablet (because really, sometimes it's just too hard to get off the couch and switch off a light). Andrew Nusca over at Smart Planet also explains that bulb can also be programmed to turn on and off when you walk into or exit a room (provided you have your smartphone in your hand or in your pocket) by leveraging your phone’s GPS and proximity sensors. Good grief. So much for that trusty old

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/...

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