Apple Reveals Home Energy Management System
Apple may be moving into home energy management, following large competitors Google PowerMeter and Microsoft Hohm. Apple's "Smart Home Energy Management System," could turn every outlet in your home into a conduit for audio, video and data as well as control the amount of power that flows to a device, making it possible to turn down or off any electronics that aren't in use. And if Apple opens up this software to developers, just as it has with its iphone, it's quite possible this home energy platform will kick the butts of all the other ones out there.
The following image illustrates how Apple's Home Energy Management System may control the power use in your home: