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There’s something called Bacoin now

To paraphrase a saying popularized by countless dorm room stoners: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you use the hype around decentralized crypto economie

Elon Musk is the ultimate doomsday prepper

As our fractured planet stumbles toward the end of the second decade of its new millennium it’s become de rigueur among a certain class of the super rich to create contingency plans for possible

Graphene-based edible electronics will let you make cereal circuits

Researchers at the have successfully etched edible circuits onto the surface of food, paving the way for RFID tagged edibles that can help us track food from farm to tummy. The project, which uses som

Tesla wants to install chargers at the office

Tesla expects to sell 100,000 electric vehicles in 2018. But electric vehicles don’t make much sense unless chargers are easily accessible and convenient. That’s why Tesla is introducing t

Mophie’s Powerstation AC is the only backup battery you’ll ever need

Mophie’s been a solid, consistent maker of external batteries and backup power sources, but its new Powerstation AC just might top them all. The large, 22,000 mAh powerhouse has ample output opt

Pointing the way to the power grid of the future, Drift launches a low cost utility in New York

Turning the users that were renting the power system into owners of the power system.

Crunch Report | China’s New Cybersecurity Laws

China has some new cybersecurity laws, starting in January 2017, Tesla will charge owners of new Teslas for Supercharger use if they drive more than 1,000 miles a year, Samsung leaks its AI plans for

National power grid carries data to smart appliances in UK experiment

Part of the goal of the Internet of Things, if we must continue calling it that, is improved efficiency for our newly intelligent appliances. But we could effect that in a much simpler way by passing

The three ages of digital

We need to see the world in these three phases: before a full immersion of digital communications technology; when such technologies have faded into the background; and the mess between the two.

Solar startup M-KOPA leapfrogs Africa’s electricity grid

Across East Africa more than 300,000 households previously without electricity are powering homes and devices with solar panels and using mobile money to pay for it.

Business Models For Sustainable Electricity

As varied as the quirky spectrum of people dressed from t-shirts and shorts to suits and ties at SXSW Eco in Austin was the spectrum of sustainability topics covered -- from improving fashion’s supp

New Stretchy Electronics Will Help Us Stay Healthy And Safe

Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are working on a new form of electronics encased in a stretchy, bendable casing that allows you to wrap leads around

Genomics Needs A Killer App

Genomics has undergone a major shift in the last year. The drop in price in the past decade from $3B to $1K to sequence a genome is the 10X force likely to cause an inflection point in a number of hea

Ambri Raises $35 Million For A New Approach To Grid-Scale Power Storage

The use of renewable energy is growing in the U.S., but its adoption has put pressure on old, overtaxed power grids. The intermittency of wind and solar power means that transmission systems need to f

Cool People Play Their Music With An Electric Plasma Spark, Not A Normal Speaker

How do you listen to your music? Headphones you say? Sometimes on an Airplay or Bluetooth speaker? Oh. That’s pretty cool. I just listen to mine on plasma. Dancing electrical sparks that leap be

Simple Energy And San Diego Gas & Electric Team Up To Encourage Conservation Through Gaming

2011 Boulder TechStars graduate <a href="http://www.simpleenergy.com/">Simple Energy</a> is teaming up with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to help the utility engage its customers in energy co

EnergyHub Launches Energy Management System For Consumers

Today, <a href="http://www.energyhub.com/">EnergyHub</a> launched its new, comprehensive, in-home energy management system for U.S. consumers. The system includes the <a href="http://www.energyhub.c

Harvesting Energy From Radio Signals: Two New Devices From Japan (Video)

Gleaning electricity from radio signals isn't super-efficient (or a new concept), but it's possible technically. Two companies from Japan have recently come up with new devices that can do just that:

DIY Energy Monitor Mounts To Your Electric Meter

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/ir_power_meter.jpeg" />Remote electricity meters are interesting things. They essentially change the way you think about the juice flowin

All those gadgets we're using? Yeah, we're draining a whole lot of power these days.

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/meter.jpg" />You know what would be a fun experiment? To go outside and find your electricity meter. All those laptops and netbooks and i
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