British Gas updates smart home gadgets

British Gas has updated its range of smart home technologies. It has unveiled a new thermostat and a pipeline of products covering lighting, plugs, motion detection and door and window sensors are expected to be launched soon. They are part of its ‘Hive’ range – which was launched in 2013 – and follows the purchase […]

British Gas buys into smart data big time

Energy supplier British Gas is buying into smart data big time with a three-year subscription to use data-crunching software Hadoop. The $750,000 deal will see it work with Sheffield and Silicon Valley-based tech firm WANDisco with a version of the software which processes data much more quickly. Using Hadoop will help British Gas on its rollout of smart meters […]