Christmas tech: Greener gifts for under the tree

Irish Times | Dec 13, 2019 at 3:30 PM
  • Regardless of your feelings on Santa, anxiety over climate change is real.
  • Wifi enabled plugs allow you to connect via a smartphone app and your broadband connection, and turn plugs on and off as you need them.
  • The Nest Thermostat learns your habits over a couple of weeks, and adjusts your heating schedules to suit, but it also uses sensors to detect your presence and your smartphone location to decide if it needs to go into energy saving mode.