Imagine life without house keys or using an entire wall as a touch display. Walk through an exhibit of some of Intel's most intriguing research projects to date.
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Did you know those "smart" utility meters on many houses can send data to a utility company every 15 minutes? Your consumption data alone says a lot about you, such as when you're home or not, alone, or with others. Can you trust your utility provider with that knowledge? Or should you control it in your own cloud? That's just one of the issues Intel is exploring as part of an overarching "sustainability" project that records and then manages overall energy consumption, based on data from sensors in your house and your car. Here Intel researcher Eve M. Schooler shows a tablet app depicting a "trusted personal energy cloud."
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