Tesla’s latest smart power grid experiment begins in Canada

Tesla’s experiments with smart power grids are headed further North. Canada’s Nova Scotia Power recently finished setting up a pilot project that will use a combination of Tesla’s Powerwall 2 home batteries and utility-grade Powerpack batteries to create a more reliable wind power system. The Elmsdale-based Intelligent Feeder Project fills gaps in the electrical grid […]

As smart contracts get smarter, the rules of development will change

GUEST: If 2017 was the year of Bitcoin, 2018 will be the year of the smart contract. Smart contracts — the self-executing coded contracts running on blockchain networks — enable decentralized apps (dApps) and the brand new economic models we are see emerging on blockchains. While it’s difficult to gauge exactly how many smart contracts […]

A math formula from the 1990s can help investors make smart bets on the exploding ICO market

ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images) The initial coin offering market is off to a red-hot start in 2018, according to new data from Autonomous NEXT. RBC analyst Mitch Steves outlines a way to value the network of ICOs in a note to clients.    Bitcoin may be down nearly 50% from its all-time high set in December, […]

How to Explain Difficult And Abstract Concepts (The Smart Way)

Albert Einstein said, If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. But a lot of times, we struggle about how to explain some difficult, or even abstract concepts to others. In this article, I will provide you with a solution: metaphor. Explaining and examining concepts using metaphors improves our thinking. Metaphorical thinking […]

Samsung and Roku smart TVs could be controlled by ‘a relatively unsophisticated hacker,’ Consumer Reports finds

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Consumer Reports has found that millions of smart TVs can be controlled by hackers exploiting easy-to-find security flaws. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: Watch SpaceX launch a Tesla Roadster to Mars on the Falcon Heavy rocket — and why […]

12 smart home gadgets that practically clean the house for you

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Mentally, I’m a very organized person, but I’ve never claimed the same for my physical surroundings. The various apartments I’ve lived in over the years would never win […]

Apple’s $349 HomePod is only the second-most expensive major smart speaker you can buy (AAPL, AMZN, MSFT, GOOGL)

It’s hard to believe now, but little more than three years ago, smart speakers didn’t exist. And little more than six years ago, you couldn’t find any consumer device with a built-in voice assistant. My, how things have changed. Since Apple put Siri on the iPhone 4S in 2011, every one of its smartphones has […]

This smart mattress tracks your sleep and warms your bed — and it’s $225 cheaper with this exclusive offer

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Eight Sleep Jupiter+ Smart Mattress uses four layers of dynamic reactive foams and the Sleep Tracker topper for smart capabilities.  You can review your sleep data, warm your bed, and […]