We’ve witnessed a couple big efforts to reduce our energy usage during the past several decades. Designers got rid of the outdated incandescent lightbulbs, which were so cheap that just replacing one might cause a burn injury. Washing machines are now rated based on their energy consumption. And, for the most part, TVs and kitchen appliances’ power-hungry standby states are no longer an issue. However, we have a habit of leaving home technology running… Continue reading How much power do Smart devices use?