SmartThings Energy is a new service within Samsung’s Internet of Things (IoT) app that lets users take control of their energy consumption by offering real-time information on where and how energy is being used within the home.
Due to the extensive growth of SmartThings Energy’s partnership network, it’s growing into a smart energy management solution that is also able to encompass the energy consumption of every appliance in a home and integrates such renewable energy sources as solar.
Smart way to manage energy usage
The ability to monitor and analyze the energy used by devices and appliances connected to the SmartThings platform is SmartThings Energy’s core capability. Users can take control of their energy consumption and reduce their monthly energy bills by viewing how their devices use energy.
In addition to automatically switching appliances to low energy mode, the service can also notify you when your energy consumption exceeds monthly targets. At the same time, it can also use energy billing system information such as peak-time rates to help you adjust your energy usage and minimize energy costs.
Currently, SmartThings Energy supports most Samsung Home Appliances and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) products in the US, India, South Korea, and UK. Moreover, this service is set to expand into more regions in the future.
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Apple’s A17 Pro is one speedy chipset: How it fare on AnTuTu?
Apple’s iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max are equipped with an A17 Pro chipset, manufactured on TSMC’s 3nm process tech. It became the most powerful smartphone chip on Geekbench, following its debut. Notably, Apple’s A17 Pro used in the iPhone 15 Pro is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu.
According to the info, the A17 Pro inside the iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max is one of the fastest phones on AnTuTu with a combined score of 1,641,883 points. This score surpasses the Android-leading nubia Red Magic 8 Pro+ which scores 1,632,859 points.
It’s worth mentioning that the A17 Pro brings a 392,643-point CPU score and a 597,734-point outing for the GPU department. For reference, last year’s A16 Bionic chip managed a 1,474,011 score while the Apple M1 chip found on Apple laptops and iPads is just a hair away at 1,754,456 points.
Samsung Experts Share Insights on The Freestyle 2nd Gen Development
Earlier, Samsung released The Freestyle 2nd Gen which makes imagination a reality. Recently, Samsung interviewed key players of The Freestyle 2nd Gen development, including Wonki Kim from the Lifestyle Team, Seongwon Seo from the Picture Quality Solution Lab, and TJ Kim from the Future Planning Group.
Smart Edge Blending is one of the biggest upgrades in The Freestyle 2nd Gen.
Smart Edge Blending seamlessly merges projections from two The Freestyle devices to create a large screen for pictures and videos. By connecting the two devices to the SmartThings app and synchronizing the video output with a photo of the projected screens, users can enjoy a full-screen experience from anywhere.
Gaming through Samsung Gaming Hub
Through Samsung Gaming Hub, The Freestyle 2nd Gen supports gaming — a content form that was once unimaginable to enjoy on a portable projector. The addition of Samsung’s cloud gaming platform frees users from the limitations of consoles, wires and fixed screens such as smart TVs and monitors.
Screens Everywhere as a strategy
With the vision of “Screens Everywhere, Screens for All, The Freestyle 2nd Gen prioritizes portability and mobility to enable users to experience the benefits of a movable screen. Samsung’s goal is to move beyond simply targeting the existing market and present a new screen experience for everyone.
Samsung Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip to use FO-WLP tech, production to begin in Q4 2023
Recent developments suggest that Samsung is all set to ship the Galaxy S24 series with Exynos chip in select regions. However, the latest information talks about Galaxy S24’s Exynos chip’s mass production timing and packaging technology.
According to tipster Revegnus, Samsung is planning to produce an Exynos 2400 processor on FO-WLP packaging technology. It will be the first time the company will use this process for the production of Exynos smartphone chipsets.
The source also revealed that the Galaxy S24 series is scheduled for early 2024 release. Meanwhile, the mass production of its Exynos 2400 chipset could start in the fourth quarter of this year, utilizing the Fan-out wafer-level packaging technology.
Fan-out wafer-level packaging (also known as wafer-level fan-out packaging, fan-out WLP, FOWL packaging, FO-WLP, FOWLP, etc.) is an integrated circuit packaging technology, and an enhancement of standard wafer-level packaging (WLP) solutions. [Source]