Technology http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6617/more en Google launches Home Service Ads http://contractormag.com/aune/google-launches-home-service-ads <div class="node-body article-body">Earlier this year I wrote about the online giant Amazon.com entering the home services business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/aune/google-launches-home-service-ads" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/aune/google-launches-home-service-ads#comments Aune Marketing Technology Registered User Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:48:00 +0000 410701 at http://contractormag.com 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat introduces high-resolution screen, slimmer profile http://contractormag.com/technology/3rd-generation-nest-learning-thermostat-introduces-high-resolution-screen-slimmer-profile <div class="field-deck"> Nest Energy and Enterprise Partnerships bring proven savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New software features for the 3rd generation Nest Thermostat include Farsight and Furnace Heads-Up, which uses diagnostics to give advance notice about possible problems with a customer’s heating system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/3rd-generation-nest-learning-thermostat-introduces-high-resolution-screen-slimmer-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/3rd-generation-nest-learning-thermostat-introduces-high-resolution-screen-slimmer-profile#comments Technology Tue, 01 Sep 2015 20:30:00 +0000 410631 at http://contractormag.com Global Water Center: Water tech research, development is name of the game http://contractormag.com/technology/global-water-center-water-tech-research-development-name-game <div class="node-body article-body">Before the Global Water Center was built, The Water Council — a non-profit organization founded in 2009 — was created to be the central connector of all the water technology business groups and universities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/global-water-center-water-tech-research-development-name-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/global-water-center-water-tech-research-development-name-game#comments Technology Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:43:00 +0000 410591 at http://contractormag.com What’s in a name? “Connected” Versus “Smart” Thermostats http://contractormag.com/iot/what-s-name-connected-versus-smart-thermostats <div class="field-byline"> Omar Talpur, Analyst for Security and Building Technologies at IHS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When Nest Labs introduced the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011, the company awakened a dormant thermostat industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/iot/what-s-name-connected-versus-smart-thermostats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/iot/what-s-name-connected-versus-smart-thermostats#comments IoT Technology Fri, 21 Aug 2015 14:12:00 +0000 410451 at http://contractormag.com In-home displays and smart thermostats to enjoy highest installation numbers, but don’t deliver on revenue http://contractormag.com/technology/home-displays-and-smart-thermostats-enjoy-highest-installation-numbers-don-t-deliver-reve <div class="field-byline"> Roz Euan-Smith, Senior Analyst for Smart Homes and Smart Cities for IHS Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">According to a recently published IHS report, in-home displays and smart thermostats will lead the way in terms of installed base numbers but will generate less revenue than smart appliances.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/home-displays-and-smart-thermostats-enjoy-highest-installation-numbers-don-t-deliver-reve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/home-displays-and-smart-thermostats-enjoy-highest-installation-numbers-don-t-deliver-reve#comments IoT Technology Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:45:00 +0000 410401 at http://contractormag.com A nifty video-recording flashlight, plus an iPad-based price book http://contractormag.com/feldmans/nifty-video-recording-flashlight-plus-ipad-based-price-book <div class="node-body article-body">The TorchScope Video Recording Flashlight combines a 6-watt LED flashlight with a digital camera that can record and store high-definition videos and photos. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/feldmans/nifty-video-recording-flashlight-plus-ipad-based-price-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/feldmans/nifty-video-recording-flashlight-plus-ipad-based-price-book#comments Feldmans Technology Registered User Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:43:00 +0000 410081 at http://contractormag.com <p>The TorchScope Video Recording Flashlight by General Tools &amp; Instruments.</p> Weekly Product Gallery: WaterFurnace, Sloan Valve, Fujitsu, American Standard, Gerber and Klein Tools http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-waterfurnace-sloan-valve-fujitsu-american-standard-gerber-and <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's product gallery includes a waterside economizer for use with geothermal systems, a flushometer designed for use with reclaimed water, a luxury tub filler, a smartphone compatible thermostat and much more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-waterfurnace-sloan-valve-fujitsu-american-standard-gerber-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-waterfurnace-sloan-valve-fujitsu-american-standard-gerber-and#comments Media Galleries Smartphones Toilets Green Tools Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:05:00 +0000 409831 at http://contractormag.com Honeywell and Nest score highest in Navigant Research's assessment of smart thermostat vendors http://contractormag.com/technology/honeywell-and-nest-score-highest-navigant-researchs-assessment-smart-thermostat-vendors <div class="field-deck"> Heightened consumer awareness of residential energy management is driving market competition, report finds </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 12 leading smart thermostat vendors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/technology/honeywell-and-nest-score-highest-navigant-researchs-assessment-smart-thermostat-vendors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/technology/honeywell-and-nest-score-highest-navigant-researchs-assessment-smart-thermostat-vendors#comments Management Technology Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:53:00 +0000 409781 at http://contractormag.com Industry: DOE dishwasher regs go too far http://contractormag.com/green/industry-doe-dishwasher-regs-go-too-far <div class="node-body article-body">The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers is telling the Department of Energy that the new dishwasher regulations are so stringent they will force homeowners to re-wash their dishes, wiping out any efficiency gains. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/green/industry-doe-dishwasher-regs-go-too-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/green/industry-doe-dishwasher-regs-go-too-far#comments Green Technology Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:40:00 +0000 409771 at http://contractormag.com Q&A with Hari Subramanian, CTO of ServiceMax http://contractormag.com/iot/qa-hari-subramanian-cto-servicemax <div class="node-body article-body">Hari Subramanian is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ServiceMax, a private company providing field service management solutions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://contractormag.com/iot/qa-hari-subramanian-cto-servicemax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/iot/qa-hari-subramanian-cto-servicemax#comments IoT Technology Fri, 17 Jul 2015 19:39:00 +0000 409681 at http://contractormag.com