Smart Homes, Robotics, Automation, Unmanned Vehicles, Solar and Wind Energy. Regardless of where you work or what you do, these topics are affecting your life and will continue to do so in the future.
Bob Hetherington for | LJB Management
2015 was an interesting year that's for sure. I thought I would take a look back at some of the most popular articles we published on all 3 of our Technology sites to get an idea of what you thought was important and maybe get some insight into where we could go in 2016. Here is what I found:
AltEnergyMag - Alternative Energy from Solar, Wind, Biomass, Fuel Cells and more…
From the list of most popular topics in the Alternative Energy field we can see that you are most interested in the future of the industry as well as new ideas and technologies that are shaping the future of energy. At this point in time it seems that there is a real effort being made by businesses to use renewable sources to save them money in the future and build their corporate images. Terrific trend and lets hope it continues. It is amazing that even with the price of oil at record lows, society has decided that the future is better served by investing in new and clean sources of energy. Here's hoping this movement grows as we evolve --- now we just need to convince certain politicians in the US to get on board. Here are some of your favorites (if you want to share yours in 2016 just send us an email - email@example.com):
Crude Oil's Impact on Renewable Energy: Energy Alternative or Energy Staple?
Storing Energy by Making Ice
The Cost of Renewable Energy
Retrofitting Buildings to Improve Energy Efficiency
Corporate Demand for Renewable Energy is Increasing
HomeToys - Residential and Commercial Automation, Security & A/V Systems
OK, we get it --- Smart Home articles and interviews ruled the site last year and you found that to be what you were looking for. Back to basics for HomeToys since we did start out 20 years ago focused on Home Automation. The industry has changed drastically though. It seems the interface of choice is the smartphone, and the app of choice is still lighting control. There is a raft of new apps and systems that claim to "Do It All". Maybe 2016 will find a winner or two to that claim. One thing I do see though is that the interest in these product is growing with the everyday consumer and therefore the products and systems are getting cheaper and easier to install. That's a good thing. Here are the top 5 articles from 2015.
Siri, Meet Hue: How to Use Apple's Siri to Activate Your Philips Hue Lights
The Smart Home Library - Who, What, Where and How!
See also - Here is a comparison table so you can see what these systems offer at a glance.
How the Smartphone is Making Home Security Accessible to Anyone
CES and the Smart Home (note - this article is about CES 2015)
Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore
RoboticsTomorrow - Industrial Automation, Robots and Unmanned Vehicles
Its hard to pin down what the most popular trend in robotics is from our most popular --- but one thing that does stand out is the diversity of the topics and the level of sophistication of our readers. It seems you are looking for detailed examples and trends in this fascinating industry. We will do our best to get more of that for you --- but we need help with that. There is still a lot of protectionism in the industry --- secret processes and systems that companies are reluctant to share. While I understand that, I also know that sharing technology is a better way to advance an industry --- open source and open systems are the way to go --- take a look at the computer industry if you don't believe me. Sharing case studies and lessons learned with your colleagues (our readers) will not jeopardize your business --- in fact they may share something back that gets you over a hump that is hampering your progress. Anyhoooo - here are the top 5 for 2015 --- if you want to share yours in 2016 just send us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Simulating Clearpath Robots In Maplesim
Robotics Engineers: What are the salary levels & who is hiring?
Automate 2015: New Era of Industrial Robots
Robots Help with Lean Manufacturing
The Line Between Hype And Reality For Robotic Process Automation
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