An outdoor smart plug that could be better

Smart home gadgets aren’t just for inside your home. There are smart grills, smart landscape lighting setups and even smart outdoor TVs. If you’re not keen on spending big bucks on fancy new smart things for your porch or patio, you can still bring some of...

Orison claims to store your electricity, save it for later

The Orison Panel. Orison Orison is a San Diego-based startup with a pretty lofty goal — it’s trying to reduce your overall reliance on the energy grid. Its flagship products, the Orison Panel ($1,200, £835, AU$1,700) and the Orison Tower ($1,550, £1,100,...